- Paris Hilton said Britney Spears’ comments about her were a media “misunderstanding”.
- In his June testimony, Spears said he did not believe Hilton’s abuse story was “an outsider.”
- Hilton defended Spears, saying that Spears “meaned when she saw him she couldn’t even believe it.”
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Paris Hilton said Britney Spears’ comments about her during the pop star’s explosive trial testimony were “a misunderstanding on the part of the media.”
At a Spears conservatory hearing on June 23, the “…Baby One More Time” hitmaker said he had previously hesitated to speak about the “rude” 13-year-old conservatory because he didn’t think anyone would believe him. Spears compared her doubts to the disbelief she felt when she heard Hilton talk about the physical and mental abuse she faced at a Utah boarding school.
“To be honest, Paris Hilton’s story about what they did to her at that school, I couldn’t believe any of that,” Spears said in court about Hilton. “Sorry. I’m an outsider, and to be honest. I do not believe.”
Hilton responded to Spears’ comments on Monday’s episode of the “This is Paris” podcast, saying she didn’t think Spears spoke negatively about Hilton’s account during court testimony in June.
“I know he didn’t mean it that way. I mean when he saw it, he couldn’t even believe it,” Hilton told podcast guests Nats Getty and Gigi Gorgeous about how she understood Spears’ comments.
Hilton added that she thought Spears might mean that people believed Spears and Hilton had the “perfect life” and because Spears didn’t trust Hilton’s boarding school account at first, Spears thought most people wouldn’t believe her accusations against her conservator either.
He later blamed media reports for the backlash against Spears for comments about distrusting Hilton’s allegations of abuse.
“The media of course, when they write something, they like to change it up a bit,” Hilton added. “I think it was just a misunderstanding on the part of the media.”
During the chat, Hilton also praised her famous friend as a “legend” and an “icon,” adding that she “cannot imagine” Spears not being in control of her own life and finances under the conservatory.
In the weeks following Spears’ shocking trial testimony calling for an end to the conservatory, Hilton publicly supported Spears, including saying “Free Britney” while DJing at a Las Vegas show.
Recently, Hilton reaffirmed her support for Spears in a series of tweets and in the caption to the Instagram clip with Monday’s conversation “This is Paris”.
“I will always support and love Britney,” Hilton wrote Tuesday. “He’s so kind and sweet, and he deserves his freedom. I’ve been saying #FreeBritney for a long time, and I’ll keep saying it until she’s free.”