Critics Resurface Previous Justin Timberlake Statements on Britney Spears

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Ahead of the release of her memoir “The Woman In Me,” pop star Britney Spears claimed that she was pregnant with Justin Timberlake‘s child during their relationship. In response, a source spoke to Entertainment Tonight claiming that Timberlake was reportedly “focusing on his own family and trying not to concern himself with Britney’s memoir.”

“In recent years, Justin has tried to be supportive of Britney from a distance. They dated so long ago, but he still has respect for her. Justin and Jessica just want everyone to grow and evolve instead of continuing to bring up the past,” the source said. The situation and Timberlake’s reaction have many social media users and Spears connoisseurs alike resurfacing many of the former’s controversial statements on his relationship with Spears.

Among the things Timberlake said about Spears were claims that he took her virginity, accusing her of being “sloppy” when drunk while accepting a BRIT Award, and allegedly writing a song titled “Horrible Woman” about her.

The couple first met as children in the 1990s on “The Mickey Mouse Club,” alongside fellow stars Ryan Gosling and Kerri Russell. Their childhood friendship turned into a romantic relationship when they were young adults, with the media and fans regarding them as one of the most popular couples in pop music. However, following the end of their relationship, Timberlake insinuated in an interview with Barbara Walters that Spears had cheated on him, shifting the public eye to view her negatively.

This in mind, his reaction to Spears claiming that she only had an abortion due to his desire to avoid fatherhood is receiving further criticism.


The X Thread Of The Timberlake Files

An X thread from 2021 is gaining new traction amid Spears’ claims. The thread of video clips and interviews first circulated at the time Spears was released from her conservatorship that same year.

Britney Spears & Justin Timberlake during The 29th Annual American Music Awards - Arrivals at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, United States.
Britney Spears & Justin Timberlake during The 29th Annual American Music Awards – Arrivals at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)


The singer was placed under the restrictive conservatorship by her parents following a manic episode that led to her bipolar disorder diagnosis shortly after. Spears alleged that she was forced to perform, maintain an IUD as a form of birth control, and had restricted access to her two sons, who she shares with ex husband Kevin Federline.

Outside of Timberlake’s treatment of Spears, many are questioning the way he handled Janet Jackson‘s 2004 Super Bowl wardrobe malfunction, which he caused. He frequently poked fun at the singer over it, and many feel that he offered too little defense of her too late.

Elsewhere, some also pointed out Timberlake’s own several alleged affairs, including one with actress Olivia Munn. Many sense that his patterns could indicate that it was actually he who cheated on Spears, and not the other way around.


Timberlake’s wife, actress Jessica Biel, is yet to speak out regarding the memoir or Spears’ claims.

“The Woman In Me” will be released Oct. 24.

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