Jamie Lynn Spears was reportedly taken aback this week after a mental health organization announced that it’ll be declining a donation she was set to make from sales of her forthcoming book.
Jamie Lynn — who has been at the center of public scrutiny after her sister, Britney Spears, publicly denounced her in an emotional court hearing in June — has faced extra criticism ever since announcing the release of her upcoming memoir.
If you didn’t know, Britney Spears accused Jamie Lynn and her entire family of doing “nothing” to help her while she struggled under the terms of her conservatorship, which saw her life and finances legally controlled by her father and lawyers starting in 2008.
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Jamie Lynn denied that Spears was referencing her following the testimony and instead insisted that she “adored and supported” her sister. However, the “Toxic” singer quickly shut down the claims in two scathing Instagram posts — one of which has since been deleted — directly calling Jamie Lynn out.
“There’s nothing worse than when the people closest to you who never showed up for you post things in regard to your situation whatever it may be and speak righteously for support … there’s nothing worse than that !!!!” Spears wrote in her caption. “How dare the people you love the most say anything at all … did they even put a hand out to even lift me up at the TIME !!!???”
"I don't like that my sister showed up at an awards show and performed MY SONGS to remixes," she added. "My so-called support system hurt me deeply !!!! This conservatorship killed my dreams."
While Jamie Lynn has largely remained quiet over recent months, she announced last week that she's set to release a memoir charting her life and experiences, titled Things I Should Have Said.
“I can’t believe I finally finished writing my book,” she wrote on Instagram last Monday. “‘THINGS I SHOULD HAVE SAID’ has been in the works for quite a longggg time now.”
She explained that she’d long felt a “strong conviction” to share her story but found she’d had to do “a lot of personal work and healing” beforehand.
“I’ve spent my whole life believing that I had to pretend to be perfect, even when I wasn’t, so for the first time I am opening up about my own mental health,” she wrote, “because this process challenged me to have to be painfully honest with myself, and face a lot of hard things, that I normally would have just glossed right over, like I was taught to.”