Dolly Parton speaks out on Britney's conservatorship battle

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 05: Dolly Parton attends We Are Family Foundation honors Dolly Parton & Jean Paul Gaultier at Hammerstein Ballroom on November 05, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/Getty Images)
Dolly Parton has addressed Britney Spears' situation. (John Lamparski/Getty Images)

Dolly Parton has spoken out in support of Britney Spears amid her conservatorship battle, saying she understands how she feels.

Pop princess Spears, 39, has been in the headlines in the last few months months over her situation, which she recently described as "abusive" in court testimony.

Parton, 75, was asked about the legal battle when she appeared on the show Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen this week, and revealed that she could relate.

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"Well, I try to not get involved in other people's business,” said the 75-year-old. “I think she is a wonderful artist and I think she's a wonderful girl. I only wish her the best.

"And I understand all those crazy things."

She went on: "I went through a lot of that myself through a big lawsuit in my early days with Porter Wagoner trying to get out on my own. 

"So I understand where she is coming from and how she feels.”

The star said that she hopes “that all turns out the way that it should”.

Britney Spears arrives at the ONCE UPON A TIME...IN HOLLYWOOD World Premiere held at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, CA on Monday, July 22, 2019. (Photo By Sthanlee B. Mirador/Sipa USA)
Dolly Parton has spoken in support of Britney Spears. (Sthanlee B. Mirador/Sipa USA)

Parton used to be in a duo with singer Wagoner before deciding she wanted to branch out on her own and go for a solo career.

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In 1979 he filed a $3 million (£2.1 million) breach of contract lawsuit against her.

The suit was later settled out of court and Parton has previously indicated that she could have paid him a million dollars.

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