Britney Spears Says Dad Took Over $36M During Conservatorship, Hits Jamie Lynn With Cease and Desist Letter

Britney Spears also sent a cease and desist letter to her sister for any defaming comments Jamie Lynn might make in her new book 'Things I Should Have Said.'

Britney Spears at the MTV VMAs

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Britney Spears at the MTV VMAs

Harmony in Britney Spears’ family doesn’t seem to be on the table.

TMZ reports that the singer has hit her sister Jamie Lynn Spears with a cease and desist if she disparages Britney at all in her new book Things I Should Have Said.

“You cease and desist from referencing Britney derogatorily during your promotional campaign,” Britney’s lawyer Mat Rosengart wrote in the letter. “If you fail to do so or defame her, Britney will be forced to consider and take all appropriate legal action.”

The letter continues, “We write with 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.”

It seems Britney hasn’t read the book and doesn’t plan to, and that she wants to avoid being “exploited” for her sister’s “monetary gain.”

The letter also points to the abuse Britney endured at the hands of their “alcoholic” father. Jamie Lynn has reportedly not yet received the letter.

The letter follows a recent Instagram post that Britney deleted, aimed at her younger sister, which said what she “should have been done” was “[slap] you and Mamma right across your fucking faces.” These comments came when Britney recounted a story about coming back home after breaking up with Justin Timberlake.

The saga with her family is far from over. Britney has also alleged that Jamie Spears took millions of dollars that she made. TMZ reports that her father collected $6 million during the 13-year conservatorship.

According to legal documents obtained by TMZ, Rosengart wrote that Jamie “engaged in self-dealing, financial and business mismanagement … engaged in abusive and bullying conduct toward his daughter, deprived his daughter of fundamental civil liberties.” The doc also accused Jamie of “chronic alcohol abuse,” which undermined his capacity to properly serve his role as conservator.

Some of those millions were used for a show Jamie pitched called Cookin’ Cruzin’ & Chaos. On top of the $6 million, Jamie spent over $30 million in legal fees, taken from Britney’s earnings. Jamie claimed all the money he accessed was court-approved.

E! News reports that Jamie also had someone illegally record Britney in her bedroom. Former FBI Special Agent Sherine Ebadi said Jamie asked Black Box Security “to place a secret recording device in Ms. Spears’s bedroom” and Ebadi “corroborated” the allegation. Rosengart filed the declaration from Ebadi in advance of a Jan. 19 hearing, where Jamie is petitioning for more attorney’s fees.

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