Britney Spears did not hold back while addressing the court about her conservatorship on Wednesday.
The 39-year-old pop star called her legal guardianship – overseen largely by her father Jamie Spears – “abusive” and said it left her “traumatized” after 13 years of not having access to her own money and making her own life decisions. She formally called for the court to end the ordeal.
She alleged that she has been barred from removing contraception from her body that prevents her from conceiving a child and that her boyfriend, Sam Asghari, has not been allowed to drive her in his car.
As Spears’ comments and allegations poured in, several celebrities spoke out in support of the star.
Among those to offer support was Justin Timberlake, who previously dated the star and recently offered up a public apology for his handling of their breakup, which received criticism for painting the “Toxic” singer in an unflattering light.
“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,” he began. “No woman should ever be restricted from making decisions about her own body.”
The star 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 and I send our love, and our absolute support to Britney during this time,” he added of him and his wife Jessica Biel. “We hope the courts, and her family make this right and let her live however she wants to live.”
“We love you Britney!!!” said pop star Mariah Carey on Twitter. “Stay strong.”
“Bless Britney and I hope with my whole heart she is awarded freedom from this abusive system,” Halsey wrote. “She deserves it more than anything. I admire her courage speaking up for herself today.”
“Britney Spears has every right to be angry. How would you feel if your life was stolen, dissected, mocked?” actress Rose McGowan said. “I pray she gets to live your life on her terms. STOP CONTROLLING WOMEN.”
“We love you SO MUCH @britneyspears,” said singer Tinashe.
Songwriting icon Diane Warren, who wrote Spears’ “When Your Eyes Say It,” tweeted: “I feel bad for Britney and hope she can get her life back.”
“FREE BRITNEY!!!!!!!!!!!” wrote “Ziwe” star and comedian Ziwe Fumudoh.
“Sending all my love and support to Britney Spears and her fans,” R&B star Brandy wrote.
“Britney deserves freedom. She deserves to reap the rewards of her years of hard work,” said “Modern Family” alum Jesse Tyler Furguson. “Britney deserves to be happy.”