A bunch of celebrities have sent their apologies to pop star Britney Spears after discovering that, yes, the alleged abuse she faced from the hands of her father, Jamie Spears, was indeed real.
Musicians and actors hopped online to send their regards and apologies to Spears after witnessing a documentary, Framing Britney Spears, that exposed the abuse she faced in the years before her public breakdown.
Jamie Spears was recently charged with “inappropriate physical altercation”, facing court, and he has also been criticised for mental abuse put upon Britney as he took total control of her finances and assets.
Justin Timberlake, an ex-boyfriend of Britney and co-member of the Mickey Mouse Club with her, is the latest to send his condolences.
Other celebs who’ve said sorry include Miley Cyrus, comedian Sarah Silverman, Sarah Jessica Parker, Sharon Stone, Cher, Ellie Goulding, Paris Hilton, and Bette Midler.
Britney’s father took guardianship of the singer’s money and assets – a tactic put in place in 2008 following Spears’ five-day psychiatric hold. The guardianship was meant to expire in 2009 but has remained in place until now.
Britney’s lawyer has previously said she was “afraid” of her father and last week revealed “it was no secret” that the star did not want her father to control her finances.
To follow more on the movement that pushed to out Britney’s dad, look up the hashtag #FreeBritney.