Britney Spears has sent her little sister Jamie Lynn a big warning.
In a new "cease and desist" letter obtained by Rolling stones, "Toxic" warns singer Mathew Rosengart's lawyer that Britney will not hesitate to file a lawsuit if her younger siblings continue to talk about her "derogatory" during her advertising campaign for her new book.
"We are writing with some hesitation because the last thing Britney wants is to create more awareness of your poorly timed book and its misleading or outrageous allegations about her," the new letter reads. "Even though 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 financial gain."
Rosengart says Britney "will not tolerate" the alleged profit-making.
"You all know the abuse and the crimes Britney had to endure during the conservatory after growing up with a 'devastating' alcoholic father. In fact, your own book reportedly says that your father spent most of my life in that cycle of destructive behavior. His drinking attacks caused me periods of pain and grief, "Rosengart writes in the letter dated Monday.
"As I have said before, Britney will no longer be bullied by her father or anyone else after enduring a 13-year-old conservatory that deprived her of civil rights and fundamental freedoms. Britney was the breadwinner of the family and she supported you otherwise as well. "Submitting false or outrageous complaints is wrong, especially when it's designed to sell books. It's also potentially illegal and defamatory," he warns.
"You said recently that the book was not about her." She takes you at her word and we therefore demand that you stop mentioning Britney derogatoryly during your campaign. If you fail to do so or defame her, Britney will be forced to consider and take all appropriate legal action, ”warns the former federal prosecutor.
Spears, 40, has been going back and forth with Jamie Lynn since her sister first spoke to ABC's Good morning America while promoting her new book Things I should have said.
In a new podcast interview released Tuesday, Jamie Lynn attributed his roller coaster relationship with Britney to the simple fact that they grew up together in the same family under an intense spotlight.
"I love my sister," Jamie Lynn said during the first episode of a two-part interview Call her Dad. "I'm her biggest fan - but guess what? Sisters are sisters, or what do you know?"
In a statement on Twitter, Britney accused Jamie Lynn and her family of having ruined her life and lying about her mental state during her 13-year-old conservatory to make money.
"My family ruined my dreams 100 billion percent and tried to make me look like the crazy one," Britney wrote. "My family loves to pull me down and hurt me always, so I'm disgusted with them."