Los Angeles: Actor-singer Justin Timberlake has apologised to his ex-girlfriend Britney Spears, days after anew documentary led to criticism of how he treated her during their relationship. The documentary, titled “Framing Britney Spears, takes an inside look at the iconic singer’srise to fame, mid-2000’s struggles, highly-restrictive conservatorship, and the#FreeBritney social media movement that arose as a result. It also featured archival videos of Timberlake, who dated Spears between 1999 and 2002, where he is discussing his sexual relationship with the singer, leading to a severe backlash on social media.
In a statement, posted on Instagram, Timberlake said he is “deeply sorry” for his past actions. “I understand that I fell short in these moments and in many others and benefited from a system that condones misogyny and racism,” the singer said.