Jamie Lynn Spears ‘blindsided’ after charity declined planned donation from book sales
Jamie Lynn Spears was reportedly caught off guard by a nonprofit organization’s decision to decline a donation offer from her upcoming book sales.
Britney Spears‘ sister is planning on releasing a memoir titled “Things I Should Have Said” come January, and on Monday, the 501(c)(3) This Is My Brave announced it declined an opportunity to receive proceeds from the book’s sales amid her family’s drama over the pop star’s conservatorship.
A source now claims to People magazine that Jamie Lynn, 30, was “totally blindsided” by the organization’s public refusal.
“The organization was recommended and vetted and knew we were donating, but they’ve been overwhelmed,” the source said.
Britney Spears and Jamie Lynn Spears
“They took a clear stand on whose story they thought had more value to them. Seems their actions don’t align with their mission of supporting all voices,” the insider concluded.
“We heard you. We’re taking action,” the charity, which focuses on mental health, said in a statement on Instagram announcing they’d passed on the offer. “We are deeply sorry to anyone we offended. We are declining the donation from Jamie Lynn Spears’ upcoming book.”
In its caption, This Is My Brave added that it was “recommended to be a beneficiary organization for the proceeds” of the memoir, but ultimately “made the decision to decline the offer.”
Last month, Judge Brenda Penny suspended Jamie as the conservator of her estate and ordered control of all of Britney’s assets to be turned over to a court-appointed temporary conservator, a certified public accountant named John Zabel.
Jamie Lynn will release a book titled ‘Things I Should Have Said’ in January 2022.
Meanwhile, Britney has dropped hints on social media that her relationship with her younger sister is strained. The rift intensified when Jamie Lynn announced that she’s planning to release the book that will allegedly address things like her sister’s conservatorship as well as her daughter’s near-fatal ATV accident in 2017.
“I owe it to myself, my younger self, and to my daughters to be an example that you should never edit yourself or your truth to please anyone else,” Jamie Lynn previously announced on Instagram.
“Psssssss also great news … I’m thinking of releasing a book next year,” she revealed, “but I’m having issues coming up with a title so maybe my fans could help !!!!”
Jamie Lynn Spears attends the 2016 CMT Music Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 8, 2016, in Nashville, Tennessee.