Justin Timberlake Speaks Out in Defence of Britney Spears Amid Conservatorship Battle

"No woman should ever be restricted from making decisions about her own body"
Justin Timberlake Speaks Out in Defence of Britney Spears Amid Conservatorship Battle
After apologizing to Britney Spears back in February amid the flurry of controversies let loose by the revelatory docuseries Framing Britney SpearsJustin Timberlake is once again coming to his ex-girlfriend's defence, calling for the courts and her family to "make this right" by ending her conservatorship.

Spears spoke out about the legal constraints that control her life and finances for the first time during a hearing in Los Angeles yesterday (June 23), revealing, among other things, that she wants to have children but is forced to use birth control as part of the legal arrangement she has been subject to since 2008.

In response to the control of Spears' healthcare specifically, Timberlake tweeted in support of the singer.

"After what we saw today, we should all be supporting Britney at this time," Timberlake wrote. "Regardless of our past, good and bad, and no matter how long ago it was… what's happening to her is just not right. No woman should ever be restricted from making decisions about her own body."

He continued: "No one should EVER be held against their will… or ever have to ask permission to access everything they've worked so hard for. Jess [Biel] and I send our love, and our absolute support to Britney during this time. We hope the courts, and her family make this right and let her live however she wants to live."

Apologies aside, some of Spears' fans are calling Timberlake's most recent statement too little, too late.

"Imagine putting a statement out about Britney, after years of slut-shaming her and questioning her mental state for your own profit," one commenter wrote

Another wrote: "I wish people didn't need their ex-boyfriend's stamp of approval for people to believe them. Or …. That people's ex-boyfriends didn't think their voice was needed for their ex-girlfriend's traumas to be real."