Britney Spears has sent her sister, Jamie Lynn Spears, a stop and desist letter over her biography, Things I Should Have Said.
Rumours of a family division started last year and were revealed by the 30-year-old actress during a television interview last week, creating a public back-and-forth between the sisters on social media.
Now, the pop star’s lawyer Mathew Rosengart has intervened, sending a cease and desist letter to the Sweet Magnolias actress, requesting that she refrain from making “derogatory” references to Britney throughout her book’s promotional campaign.
“Dear Ms. Spears: As you know, I represent your sister Britney Spears, and I write at her request concerning the above-referenced matter,” the letter, obtained by Page Six, begins. “We write with some hesitation because the last thing Britney wants is to bring more attention to your ill-timed book and its misleading or outrageous claims about her.
“Although Britney has not read and does not intend to read your book, she and millions of her fans were shocked to see how you have exploited her for monetary gain. She will not tolerate it, nor should she.”
“You of all people know the abuse and wrongdoing Britney had to endure during the conservatorship, after initially growing up with a ‘ruinous,’ alcoholic father,”.
“In fact, your own book reportedly states that your father ‘spent most of my life in that cycle of ruinous behavior.'”
Additionally, he accused Jamie Lynn of “airing false or fantastical grievances” in order to generate attention for her book.
“You recently reportedly stated that the book was ‘not about her.’ She takes you at your word and we, therefore, demand that you cease and desist from referencing Britney derogatorily during your promotional campaign,” he concluded.
“If you fail to do so or defame her, Britney will be forced to consider and take all appropriate legal action.”