Justin Timberlake has spoken out about the current court battle his ex Britney Spears is embroiled in.
The SexyBack singer offered his “absolute support” to Britney, who he dated between 1998 and 2002.
The former NSync star, 40, took to Twitter to send a message of support to the 39-year-old on Wednesday and insisted what is happening to her is “just not right”.
He wrote: “After what we saw today, we should all be supporting Britney at this time. 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.
“No one should EVER be held against their will… or ever have to ask permission to access everything they’ve worked so hard for.”
He finished his thread of tweets by saying: “Jess 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.”
The singer-turned-actor had come in for some criticism after the Framing Britney Spears documentary aired in February.
Many viewers were furious with his actions during their very public break-up in 2002, but the pair reportedly had a heart-to-heart over the phone in the months that followed and have left the past behind them.
Justin’s comments follow the support given by other stars, including Mariah Carey.
The Always Be My Baby singer tweeted: “We love you Britney!!! Stay strong.”
Pop star Halsey also admitted admiring Britney’s courage for speaking out and commented: “Bless Britney and I hope with my whole heart she is awarded freedom from this abusive system.
“She deserves it more than anything. I admire her courage speaking up for herself today.
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“Additionally, f*** anyone who thinks they have the authority as an institution or individual to control a person’s reproductive health. #FreeBritney.”
Another singer was also quick to send her support to Britney as US singer-songwriter Brandy wrote: “Sending all my love and support to Britney Spears and her fans.”
TV host Andy Cohen, who recently hosted the Keeping Up With The Kardashians reunion show, simply tweeted: “#FreeBritney”
During Wednesday’s hearing, judge Brenda Penny said a decision on ending the conservatorship cannot be taken until a request is formally lodged with the court.
Britney’s lawyer, Samuel Ingham, said he will discuss the next steps with the star.
Britney spoke out about the conservatorship via audio link, making a string of accusations against her father.
Under the current conservatorship ruling, Jamie, 68, is in control of his 39-year-old daughter’s financial and business decisions.
But the Toxic singer claimed that her dad should be jailed for the part he has played in the whole situation.
She told Superior Judge Brenda Penny: “My dad and anyone involved in this conservatorship, including my management … they should be in jail.
“I’ve told the world I’m happy and OK. I lied. I am not happy, I can’t sleep. I’m so angry, it’s insane. And I’m depressed.”