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Charity declines donation from Britney book

Britney spears with her sister Jamie Lynn
Britney spears with her sister Jamie Lynn Image credit: dailyrecord.co.uk

A mental health charity has turned down a donation from the sales made from a new book b Britney Spear’s younger sister.

Things I Should Have Said be Jamie Lynn Spears published by Hachette’s Christian imprint Worthy Books is due out in January.

The publisher says the book will be a “portrait of a wife, momma, sister, daughter, actress and musician doing the best she could to show up for herself and teach her daughters to have the courage to love every part of themselves, too.”

On her Instagram account Jamie Lynn said her publication will hopefully support “anyone else out there who forgot their worth, lost their voice, or is trying to break an unhealthy cycle in their life.”

The author went on to say a percentage of the book’s sales will be donated to non-profit organisation This Is My Brave, “because I know how scary it can be to share personal struggles, especially if you don’t feel you have the support or a safe space to do so, and they are doing amazing work to support and encourage people as they bravely share their experiences”.

But campaigners of the #freebritney movement – which fought for Britney to be released from under her father’s conservatorship – bombarded the organisation in disgust forcing its founder Jennifer Marshall to decline the donation.

This Is My Brave replied to the campaigners on its Instagram page saying: “We heard you. We’re taking action. We are deeply sorry to anyone we offended. We are declining the donation from Jamie Lynn Spears’s book.”

Britney was finally freed from the conservatorship in a public court battle last month where she did not name Jamie Lynn directly, but she did state “would honestly like to sue my family, to be totally honest with you”, and that “my family has lived off my conservatorship for 13 years”

Jamie Lynn Spears is best known for portraying the titular role of Zoey Brooks on the Nickelodeon teen sitcom Zoey 101.