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Paris Hilton thinks what Britney Spears said about her in court was a 'misunderstanding': 'I know that she didn't mean it in that way'

Britney Spears and Paris Hilton photographed together in 2008.
  • Paris Hilton said that Britney Spears' comments about her were a media "misunderstanding."
  • In her June testimony, Spears said she didn't believe Hilton's abuse story as an "outsider."
  • Hilton defended Spears, saying that Spears "meant when she saw it, she couldn't even believe it."
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Paris Hilton said that Britney Spears' comments about her during the pop star's explosive court testimony were a "misunderstanding on the media's part."

At Spears' June 23 conservatorship hearing , the "...Baby One More Time" hitmaker said she'd previously hesitated to speak up about her "abusive" 13-year conservatorship because she didn't think anyone would believe her. Spears compared her hesitation to the disbelief she felt when she heard Hilton speak up about the physical and mental abuse Hilton said she faced at a Utah boarding school.

"To be honest with you, the Paris Hilton story on what they did to her at that school, I didn't believe any of it," Spears told the court about Hilton. "I'm sorry. I'm an outsider, and I'll just be honest. I didn't believe it."

Hilton responded to Spears' comments on Monday's episode of the "This is Paris" podcast , saying that she didn't think Spears was speaking negatively of Hilton's account during the June court testimony.

"I know that she didn't mean it in that way. She meant when she saw it, she couldn't even believe it," Hilton told podcast guests Nats Getty and Gigi Gorgeous of how she understood Spears' comments.

Hilton added that she thought Spears probably meant that people believe Spears and Hilton have "these perfect lives" and that since Spears didn't initially believe Hilton's boarding school account, Spears thought most people wouldn't believe her allegations against her conservators either.

She went on to blame media reports for the backlash against Spears for the comments about not believing Hilton's allegations of abuse.

"The media of course, when they write things out, they like to change it up a little bit," Hilton added. "I think it was just a misunderstanding on the media's part."

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 conservatorship.
Britney Spears, Sean "Diddy" Combs, Paris Hilton and Dallas Austin attends 50 Cent Hosts Party at The Hard Rock on September 8, 2007 in Las Vegas.

In the weeks following Spears' bombshell court testimony asking to end the conservatorship, Hilton has publicly supported Spears, including saying "Free Britney" while DJ-ing at a Las Vegas event .

Most recently, Hilton reiterated her support for Spears in a series of tweets and in the Instagram caption of a clip with Monday's "This is Paris" conversation.

"I will always support and love Britney," Hilton wrote on Tuesday. "She is so kind and sweet, and she deserves her freedom. I've been saying #FreeBritney for a long time, and I will keep saying it until she is free."

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Dawn Thomas

Thank you Paris for not letting the media come between yall. Also, Paris, I'm waiting on a new reality show. I enjoyed your shows in the past.

Tina nunya

media is drama oriented of course they misunderstand everything cause drama is what they thrive on we dont call them.fake news for no reason

Ya Ya

I understood what Britney meant. The media just wants to make beef between them. Bullies!


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