Justin Timberlake Is Apparently Unhappy With The “Disgusting” Hate He’s Faced Over Britney’s Claims

“There were rumors about him with various dancers and groupies. I let it all go, but clearly, he’d slept around. It was one of those things where you know but you just don’t say anything,” Britney writes in The Woman in Me.

It looks as if Justin Timberlake isn’t too happy with Britney Spears’s recent comments about him in her memoir.

Close-up of Justin at a media event wearing sunglasses

For those who aren’t aware, Britney released her long-awaited book, The Woman in Me, earlier this week. And in it, she candidly reflects on her and Justin’s past three-year relationship.

Close-up of Justin and Britney holding hands

Britney and Justin dated between 1999 and 2002, with their messy breakup playing out in the public eye. After they parted ways, Justin memorably insinuated that Britney had cheated on him with the release of his now-infamous song “Cry Me a River,” which featured an uncanny lookalike of her in its music video.

Close-up of Justin looking at Britney

Justin also made several degrading comments about his and Britney’s sex life in the media, notably telling radio station Hot 97, “I did it. I'm dirty,” when he was asked if he’d had “oral intercourse” with her.

Close-up of Justin at a media event

As a result, Britney, then in her early 20s, was demonized in the media and even reduced to tears in interviews as she was questioned about Justin. In spite of this, for years she stayed silent on the intimate details of their split and relationship.

Close-up of Britney crying

But now Britney has opened up about the reality of being painted as a “harlot who’d broken the heart of America’s golden boy” after she and Justin broke up.

Close-up of Justin and Britney at a media event

In her tell-all book, Britney reveals that while she did cheat on Justin one time, she only did so after hearing that he’d allegedly been unfaithful himself on multiple occasions.

Close-up of Britney looking at Justin at a media event

She writes, “There were a couple of times during our relationship when I knew Justin had cheated on me. Especially because I was so infatuated and so in love, I let it go, even though the tabloids seemed determined to rub my face in it.”

Close-up of Justin smiling in a suit and tie

“When NSYNC went to London in 2000, photographers caught him with one of the girls from All Saints in a car. But I never said anything. At the time we’d only been together for a year,” she says.

Close-up of Britney seated and wearing a sports jersey

Britney goes on to claim that on a separate occasion, she was told that Justin had gestured toward a girl and told his friends, “I hit that last night.”

Close-up of Justin and Britney sitting together and looking at a phone

“There were rumors about him with various dancers and groupies,” she writes. “I let it all go, but clearly, he’d slept around. It was one of those things where you know but you just don’t say anything.”

Close-up of Justin smiling

Elsewhere in her book, Britney reveals that she secretly had an abortion during her relationship with Justin.

Close-up of Britney

Britney says that while she would have welcomed the baby, Justin felt that they “weren’t ready” to be parents, and “definitely wasn’t happy about the pregnancy.” She goes on to call the abortion “one of the most agonizing things” she’s ever experienced, writing that Justin attempted to comfort her by strumming his guitar while she lay on the bathroom floor “crying and sobbing.”

Close-up of Britney at a media event

And Britney also comments on Justin’s controversial past image, writing that he and his band, NSYNC, were “white boys” who “tried too hard to fit in” with the Black scene. Perhaps most notably, the “Toxic” singer claims that Justin once ran into R&B artist Ginuwine and said, “Oh yeah, fo shiz, fo shiz! Ginuwine! What’s up, homie?”

All of Britney’s recent revelations have resulted in heaps of renewed backlash toward Justin, who has not addressed her book publicly.

Close-up of Justin at a media event in a suit and tie

But this week, fans noticed that Justin has pointedly disabled the comments under each of his Instagram posts.

Close-up of Justin at a media event in a suit and tie

An insider purportedly told Page Six that Justin decided to turn off his comments because of the “hateful, disgusting things people were saying” under each of his posts.

Close-up of Justin at a media event in a suit

This isn’t the first time people have taken to Justin’s Instagram comments to air their grievances with the star. Back in 2021, his comments section was flooded with fans calling for him to apologize to Britney after their relationship was reexamined in the Framing Britney Spears documentary. As a result of the public pressure, Justin did release an apology on Instagram a few days later.

We’ll be sure to keep you posted if Justin addresses the backlash — or any of Britney’s claims — directly.

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