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Britney Spears first husband, to whom she was married for just 55 hours, has said he was mislead by her team into the annulment.
Jason Alexander was a childhood friend of the popstar, before they got hitched in a 4am Las Vegan ceremony in 2004.
However, their marriage was short lived and just over two days later the pair had an annulment.
Speaking on the Toxic: The Britney Spears Story podcast Alexander, 39, claimed he and his new bride wanted to make a go of it and was told by her team they would be allowed to carry on with their relationship as long as he agreed to annul the marriage.
He said: "They told me if I would sign the contracts - the annulment - they would let me and Britney continue our relationship, and if we felt the same way in six months they would give us a proper marriage.
"So I had no reason to believe otherwise. I thought that's what the truth was. They were allowing Britney and I to still have phone communication.
"So we were talking every day and I still believed the story I was told, that they were going to let us continue to talk and then we would have this marriage, right, in the future if we felt the same way."
Alexander said he was told by his own lawyers that if he didn't contest the annulment within 30 days it would be made permanent and says once that time was up he could no longer get in touch with Spears.
"Literally the day after, like, the 30 days was up, I remember trying to call the number I had for Britney and it was like, 'Beep, beep, beep [to indicate it had been disconnected]'" he said.
"I'm like, 'F*** they got me! Motherf***ers!' So that was it."
Spears is currently going through the courts to have her conservatorship overturned and has put forward a series of shocking claims about how she's been treated since the 2008 order was put in place.
Spears claimed she was forced to work 70 hours a week, had her diet controlled, had a birth control device inserted in her against her will, and was force fed lithium to manage her behaviour.
Speaking during a hearing on 23 June, she said: "I am not happy, I can't sleep. I'm so angry, it's insane. And I'm depressed.
"My dad and anyone involved in this conservatorship, including my management... they should be in jail."
She added: "I truly believe this conservatorship is abusive. I don't feel like I can live a full life."
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