Taylor Swift Responds to Scooter Braun’s Wife’s Allegations
This week has been a whirlwind of drama for Taylor Swift. First, she found out that her former music label, Big Machine Records, was being bought by Ithaca Holdings, LLC. Swift knew that eventually Big Machine would be sold and was fine with that. What she wasn’t fine with, was her Master Recordings now belonging to Scooter Braun.
What did Swift have to say about the sale?
Not one to keep quiet when she is unhappy, Swift took to Tumblr to express her dismay.
“For years I asked, pleaded for a chance to own my work,” she wrote. “Instead I was given an opportunity to sign back up to Big Machine Records and ‘earn’ one album back at a time, one for every new one I turned in. I walked away because I knew once I signed that contract, Scott Borchetta would sell the label, thereby selling me and my future. I had to make the excruciating choice to leave behind my past.”
She continued, saying that she never imagined that Braun would eventually own her recordings.
“When I left my masters in Scott’s hands, I made peace with the fact that eventually, he would sell them,” she said. “Never in my worst nightmares did I imagine the buyer would be Scooter. Any time Scott Borchetta has heard the words ‘Scooter Braun’ escape my lips, it was when I was either crying or trying not to. He knew what he was doing; they both did. Controlling a woman who didn’t want to be associated with them. In perpetuity. That means forever.”
In her post, Swift also claimed to have experienced bullying at the hands of Braun, who rallied his clients to torment her.
What did Braun’s wife say?
Scooter Brown’s wife, Yael Cohen, was quick to step in and defend her husband.
“I have never been one for a public airing of laundry, but when you attack my husband… here we go,” she wrote on Instagram. “Let’s start with @taylorswift, whoa. Then let’s get the facts straight. You were given the opportunity to own your masters, you passed. Interesting that the man you’re so ‘grossed out’ by believed in you more than you believe in yourself.”
“Don’t blame [Scooter] because Kim caught you in a lie, it’s embarrassing I know- but adults own up to their mistakes,” she continued. “We learn and grow from them, we don’t divert blame and blur the lines of reality to suit our needs.”
She went on, saying that Swift was throwing a tantrum and telling her that the only way to fix this issue was to pick up the phone.
In Cohen’s post, she claimed that Swift had the chance to buy back her masters. Swift’s team has now spoken out and says that isn’t true.
“Scott Borchetta never gave Taylor Swift an opportunity to purchase her masters, or the label, outright with a check in the way he is now apparently doing for others,” Swift’s lawyer, Donald Passman, told HollywoodLife in a statement.
Borchetta has not responded to these claims.