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Stars support Britney Spears after conservatorship testimony

Britney Spears (L), pictured with Sam Asghari, discussed her abusive 13-year conservatorship in a phone call to a judge Wednesday. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
Britney Spears (L), pictured with Sam Asghari, discussed her "abusive" 13-year conservatorship in a phone call to a judge Wednesday. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

June 24 (UPI) -- Celebrities are showing their support for Britney Spears following her testimony about her longtime conservatorship.

Justin Timberlake, Mariah Carey, Khloe Kardashian and other stars voiced love and support for Spears on social media Wednesday after the 39-year-old singer asked a judge to end her nearly 13-year conservatorship.

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Spears addressed the "abusive" conservatorship in a phone call to judge Brenda Penny on Wednesday, alleging she was forced to go on tour and perform her Las Vegas residency, placed on lithium against her will, and prevented from removing an intrauterine device so she can have another child.

"The main reason why I'm here is because I want to end the conservatorship without having to be evaluated," Spears said.

Timberlake, a singer who dated Spears from 1999 to 2002, and his wife, actress Jessica Biel, supported Spears in a series of tweets Wednesday.

"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 wrote.

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"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 added. "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."

Carey and fellow singers Halsey and Brandy also voiced love for Spears.

"We love you Britney!!! Stay strong," Carey tweeted.

"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 in speaking up for herself today," Halsey wrote.

"Sending all my love and support to Britney Spears and her fans," Brandy said.



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In addition, Kardashian, a television personality, voiced support for Spears.

"No one should be treated like this. Stay strong Queen!! You deserve better #FreeBritney," she wrote.

Spears was placed under the conservatorship in 2008. The situation and the #FreeBritney movement were explored in the documentary Framing Britney Spears, which was released on Hulu in February.

Moments from Britney Spears' career

Security personnel keep a watchful eye on zealous fans as Britney Spears arrives for the premiere of "Drive Me Crazy" in New York City on September 28, 1999. Earlier that year, Spears' "Baby One More Time" topped the Billboard singles and albums charts. Photo by Ezio Petersen/UPI | License Photo

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