Following Britney Spears's Court Testimony, These Fellow Celebs Are Speaking Out in Support

Late yesterday afternoon, Britney Spears finally opened up about the legal conservatorship she was placed under in 2008, offering frank statements about the "abusive" control her father has had over her life for the past 13 years.

“I’ve been in denial. I’ve been in shock. I am traumatized,” Spears said. “I truly believe this conservatorship is abusive. I don’t feel like I can live a full life.”

In the singer's brutally honest speech (which can be read in its entirety here thanks to Entertainment Tonight), she revealed that restrictions have been placed on her personal and professional life, so much so that she can't even ride in her boyfriend's car or have a baby.

The court appearance follows increased public interest in Spears's legal conservatorship, which was explored in a recent Hulu documentary, Framing Britney Spears. The documentary dissected the legal decision and garnered more support for the fan-generated #FreeBritney movement, which aims to end the conservatorship.

While many fans have shown their support for the singer, fellow celebs have taken to social media to back Spears as well.

Spears's ex-boyfriend, Justin Timberlake, shared a series of tweets asking for continued support for the singer. He said, “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.”

Timberlake also tweeted, “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 closed 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.”

Alongside the "SexyBack" singer, Spears also received messages from stars like Mariah Carey, who tweeted, "We love you Britney!!! Stay strong ♥♥♥.”

Singer Halsey wrote: “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.”

Andy Cohen used his late night talk show Watch What Happens Live to discuss the matter, pronouncing, “How about we all start listening to Britney Spears?” He then quoted one of her songs, saying “Britney, after the courage you showed today, you are 100% stronger than yesterday.”

Since Spears's speech went public, the wave of support has continued pouring in even today. Singer Brandy posted a message that said, “Sending all my love and support to Britney Spears and her fans,” while Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson tweeted, “Britney deserves freedom. She deserves to reap the rewards of her years of hard work. Britney deserves to be happy. #FreeBritney.”

We stand with you, Britney.

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