Mel Gibson has offered his support to Britney Spears as she fights media reports about her wild partying and lack of underwear.
The movie mogul, who hit the headlines when he was arrested for drink driving in July (06) - and then unleashed an anti-Semitic rant at the Jewish officer who pulled him over - insists he can sympathise with the pop princess.
He says, "I feel compassion for someone like Britney, for instance. She never gets a moment. She's, like, dogged all the time and followed and she's trying to have a life.
"Your heart goes out to her because I'm positive that, at her core, she's a good woman."