Justin Timberlake apologises to Britney Spears after documentary backlash
ustin Timberlake has apologised to Britney Spears after a new documentary led to criticism of how he treated her during and after their relationship.
Framing Britney Spears featured archive clips of Timberlake discussing his sexual relationship with the singer.
In a statement on Instagram on Friday, Timberlake said he was "deeply sorry" and wanted to "take accountability".
He also apologised to Janet Jackson, after failing to support her over their controversial Super Bowl performance.
Timberlake and Spears dated between 1999 and 2002, while he was a member of boy band N*Sync.
After their split, he indirectly accused her of cheating on him when he hired a lookalike actress to appear in the video for his single Cry Me A River.