Scooter Braun has not directly responded to Taylor Swift's letter after news broke he acquired the rights to her music catalog and original masters. Swift called it "the worst case scenario" because of the "incessant, manipulative bullying I’ve received at his hands for years" in a post she shared on Tumblr. But Braun's wife Yael Cohen Braun took to Instagram to set the record straight. She published her own letter on Insta, saying her husband championed Swift. She also took aim at Swift, writing, "it’s easy to see the point of putting this out was to get people to bully him. You are supposed to be a role model but continue to model bullying.
Here, the full text of what she wrote. She captioned her Instagram, "@taylorswift, I’m here to talk privately anytime," and de-activated her comments on it.
I have never been one for a public airing of laundry, but when you attack my husband…here we go.
Let’s start with @taylorswift, whoa. Then let’s get that 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.
Your dad is a shareholder and was notified and [Big Machine Label's Scott] Borchetta personally told you before this came out. So no, you didn’t find out with the world.
And girl, who are you to talk about bullying?
The world has watched you collect and drop friends like wilted flowers. My husband is anything but a bully, he’s spent his life standing up for people and causes he believes in…
Beyond that, it’s easy to see the point of putting this out was to get people to bully him. You are supposed to be a role model but continue to model bullying.
He’s a manager, not God. He cannot control the actions of other humans, even ones he manages. Don’t blame him because Kim caught you in a lie, it’s embarrassing, I know—but adults own up to their mistakes. We learn and grow from them, we don’t divert blame and blur the lines of reality to suit our needs.
What you haven’t seen is what happens behind closed doors, the he has supported and stood up for you. When he has challenged his clients to be kind or be quiet. When he has reached an olive branch out to you on numerous occasions.
Scott (Scooter) was so excited to work and build with you. How embarrassing this temper tantrum is because you didn’t get your own way.
He believes in and supports you, I sincerely hope you can learn to love and believe in yourself the way my husband does.
Lastly, if you think he can control his clients, please control your fans. Leave our personal life and kids out of this. You don’t understand yet what line that crosses, but one day you will. And I hope you have the dignity, class and kindness to leave your fans out of this and have an open discussion. Tumblr can’t fix this, a phone call can.
Kendall Jenner, Jenna Dewan, Kacey Musgraves, and Demi Lovato were among the celebrities to like Yael Braun's post:
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