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Christina Aguilera adds voice to support for Britney Spears: ‘Every woman must have the right to her own body’

Summary List PlacementChristina Aguilera has tweeted messages of support to Britney Spears following Spears' testimony in court against her conservatorship. Aguilera, who was a co-star of Spears' in the 1990s' "The Mickey Mouse Club," tweeted on Tuesday that she has been thinking about Spears during the pop-star's attempts to end the conservatorship that has been in place since 2008. "It is unacceptable that any woman, or human, wanting to be in control of their own destiny might not be allowed to live as they wish," Aguilera began the lengthy thread of tweets. To be silenced, ignored, bullied or denied support...

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Christina Aguilera has tweeted messages of support to Britney Spears following Spears’ testimony in court against her conservatorship.

Aguilera, who was a co-star of Spears’ in the 1990s’ “The Mickey Mouse Club,” tweeted on Tuesday that she has been thinking about Spears during the pop-star’s attempts to end the conservatorship that has been in place since 2008.

“It is unacceptable that any woman, or human, wanting to be in control of their own destiny might not be allowed to live as they wish,” Aguilera began the lengthy thread of tweets.

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“To be silenced, ignored, bullied or denied support by those ‘close’ to you is the most depleting, devastating and demeaning thing imaginable. The harmful mental and emotional damage this can take on a human spirit is nothing to be taken lightly,” Aguilera continued.

“Every woman must have the right to her own body, her own reproductive system, her own privacy, her own space, her own healing and her own happiness.”

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Aguilera wrote that she does not know all of the details in this complex situation that is both very personal to Spears and yet very public. The singer-songwriter wrote that Spears’ “conviction and desperation” in her plea for the conservatorship to end led her to believe that the people in charge of the conservatorship, Spears’ father Jamie, have been wielding control “without compassion or decency.”

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“To a woman who has worked under conditions and pressure unimaginable to most, I promise you she deserves all of the freedom possible to live her happiest life,” Aguilera wrote. “My heart goes out to Britney. She deserves all the TRUE love and support in the world.”

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A conservatorship is a legal guardianship put in place for those who are incapable of making their own decisions. Spears’ was implemented in 2008 in Los Angeles Superior Court after she had several public mental breakdowns. The conservatorship transferred control of her estate, financial assets, and certain personal assets from her to her father Jamie and a lawyer.

Following Spears’ testimony in court and subsequent statement outside of court, fans have campaigned for Spears’ freedom at a #FreeBritney rally while Aguilera is the latest of several celebrities who have spoken out in support of the singer.

Justin Timberlake said that “we should all be supporting Britney,” while Wendy Williams said “death to all of them” while talking about those in control of the conservatorship.

Spears’ sister, Jamie Lynn Spears, also voiced her support: “I can assure you that I’ve supported my sister long before there was a hashtag and I’ll support her long after.”

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