Pop beauty Britney Spears has lashed out at her ex-boyfriend JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE for gossiping about their break-up.

The BOY singer, 21, shocked fans when she and the 'N Sync frontman, 22, parted ways last year (02).

While many theories arose about the reasons behind their breakup - including accusations Spears cheated on Timberlake - the pop hunk spoke about their failed relationship in interviews and used a Britney lookalike in his CRY ME A RIVER video.

And Spears, who recently admitted to having slept with Timberlake, is not impressed with her former beau's conduct.

In an exclusive interview with Britain's ELLE magazine, she rants, "Freakin' horrible. You know what I mean? It was hard for me that he was so exploitative. Every interview that he did, he was talking about us in such an open way and I just felt, 'Is nothing sacred any more?'"

04/08/2003 21:20