Heather Morris star of Glee whose recent photo shoot which caused alarm amongst domestic violence organisations is to be auctioned off for charity.

The Glee star had several photos taken by Los Angeles based photographer TYLER SHIELDS in which she can be seen with a black eye and tied together with an iron's electrical cord. Shields claims the shoot was not intended to glamorise domestic violence and has now said she will auction the photos off for $100k and donate the money to a top domestic violence charity according to TMZ.com.

Morris plays the character Brittney Pierce on the hit Fox show and has appeared on the programme since the second episode which aired in 2009. The 24-year-old actress was born in California and first began her showbiz career as a dancer before moving to Los Angeles at 19 where she was hired as a backing dancing on tour with Beyonce. She has also appeared on dance show, So You Think You Can Dance in 2006. As well as dancing she has also appeared in several movies and due to star in upcoming movie Post, due for release later this year (2011) it is the story of an alienated dancer who becomes detached from reality and must choose between death or face the truths of life.