Paris Hilton Liked A Bunch Of Tweets Explaining Why She's Not Taking Britney Spears' Comments About Not Believing Her Abuse Claims Personally

"I think Paris Hilton will understand what she meant. Keep in mind, they are friends and probably have discussed it."

Paris Hilton appears to have shown her support for Britney Spears, after the “...Baby One More Time” singer gave a damning court testimony exposing what she called an "abusive" conservatorship.

Paris Hilton smiles at camera in yellow dress while attending MTV TV & Movies Awards in 2021
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During the testimony, Spears said that she had lied about her well-being over the years for fear that she wouldn't be believed if she spoke out.

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"It's embarrassing and demoralizing what I've been through," the 39-year-old said. "And that's the main reason I've never said it openly. And mainly, I didn't want to say it openly, because I honestly don't think anyone would believe me."

At this point, Spears specifically referenced Paris Hilton and explained that she hadn't believed the claims made in a recent documentary where Hilton said she'd experienced abuse at various behavioral boarding schools as a teenager.

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In her documentary This is Paris, released last September, Hilton alleged that she'd been subjected to the worst abuse while attending Provo Canyon School in Utah, including being isolated in solitary confinement "for no reason" and being "forced to consume medication" that made her feel "numb and exhausted."

In her own testimony on Wednesday, Spears said: "To be honest with you, the Paris Hilton story on what they did to her [in] that school, I didn't believe any of it. I'm sorry. I'm an outsider, and I'll just be honest. I didn't believe it."

However, while some took this as direct criticism of Hilton, the 40-year-old heiress appeared to prove that she hadn't taken the comments personally and instead supported what Spears was saying through a bunch of liked tweets.

Paris Hilton poses on the red carpet in a yellow dress while attending the MTV TV & Movie Awards in 2021
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"I think Paris Hilton will understand what she meant," one such tweet liked by Hilton's account read. "Keep in mind, they are friends and probably have discussed it."

Paris Hilton and Britney Spears pose together while attending the VMAs in 2008.
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Another liked tweet said: "I hope Paris Hilton doesn't take what Britney said personally. What she meant was that she understood how hard it was to be believed by people on the outside looking in. I'm sure she believes her now."

"Britney wasn't dragging Paris. She was using her situation as an example," an additional liked tweet read. "She was close to Paris for over a decade and I'm sure she meant it like 'I knew this girl for years and didn't believe what she said, so I knew people would have this same feeling about me.'"

Paris and Britney embrace on stage at the VMAs in 2008
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Hilton's account also liked tweets about how famous women are often vilified, with others saying that celebrities such as Hilton, Spears, and Lindsay Lohan deserved an apology.

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"Y'all we have been vilifying young women in the industry for the better part of the past 2 decades," one of these tweets read. "Look what we did to: Britney. Paris. Lindsay. It needs to stop."

Another said: "Our society and specifically the media owes women like @britneyspears and @ParisHilton an apology for dismissing their struggles, trauma, and abuse…attempting to silence survivors for 'entertainment'. Everyone has a right to autonomy."

"Disturbing how easy it was to dismiss Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, etc as crazy, ditzy women when they were experiencing abuse, & in Spears' case still are," a further tweet said. "Reading her testimony is stomach-turning. Patriarchal abuse of women by branding them crazy is an age-old control tactic."

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This isn't the first time that Hilton has weighed in on Spears' ongoing struggles against her conservatorship – following the release of the New York Times documentary on the subject, Hilton expressed her sadness at how Spears was "being controlled."

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"It makes me really feel for her, because she's such a sweet girl and has such a big heart and I just can't imagine being controlled like that," she said. "You know, when you're an adult and you've worked your whole life for building this empire and then just to be treated like a child, it's just not fair."



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