Scooter Braun’s wife Yael Cohen calls out Taylor Swift for misrepresenting & bullying

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As I said, what’s interesting about the Taylor Swift story – as it’s unfolding in real time – is that this time she’s presenting herself as the victim of several big, bad white men. Those men are powerful and rich and they have their own platforms to correct the record. This is not a pop star beefing with a reality star and a manic-depressive black artist. This is Taylor Swift versus The White Men Who Control The Music Industry. Taylor Swift wrote her Tumblr post and within about six hours, so many of the players (main players and adjacent players) came out to CALL OUT Taylor for misrepresenting various pieces of the story. Scooter Braun’s wife Yael Cohen Braun was one of those people. She posted a message on Instagram:

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 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. Your dad is a shareholder and was notified, and 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 that 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. 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, when he has supported you and stood up for you, when he has challenged his clients to be kind or be quiet. He has reached an olive branch out to you on numerous occasions. Scott was so excited to work 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… I hope you have the dignity, class and kindness to leave your fans out of this and have an open discussion.

[Via THR]

Yael snapped. I think the roughest moment is this: “Don’t blame him because Kim caught you in a lie, it’s embarrassing I know- but adults own up to their mistakes.” That’s been an issue for the past three years, hasn’t it? Taylor couldn’t just say “I made a mistake.” It’s been more than three years of “it’s ALL Kanye’s fault, and Kim’s fault too!” No one in this situation is perfect, to be clear, and Kanye absolutely did some terrible sh-t. But… Taylor misrepresented. It’s her nature. She misrepresents situations to make herself the victim in every story.

Also: Erik Logan is a member of the Big Machine board of directors, and he directed some comments at Taylor as well: “I’m not going to sit on the sidelines and allow you to re-write history and bend the truth to justify your lack of understanding of a business deal … I also find it very interesting you use the word bully. As I watch you attempt to re-write history and parse words, all from your massive platform, I’m reminded that’s what a real bully would do … You’re the real bully…Your power is fading, you shine is dull and this is what bullies do, they lash out.”

Taylor Swift greets a large crowd of fans as she leaves Radio NRJ

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  1. OSLO says:

    but then she disabled her comment section. sis needs to stay clear of this

    • Melly says:

      I don’t blame her for disabling her comments. Taylor’s rabid fans are sure to attack her and send her vile crap.

    • Kittycat says:

      Yael disabling her comments is pretty lame.

      • Tater tot says:

        Why is it lame? Taylor has her comments disabled.

      • Julie says:

        Swift stans are doxxing her and Scooter, posting their phone numbers and addresses and pointing out the best entry points into their home.

        Of course she’s disabled comments, because the comments were full of death threats.

      • Sara says:

        Nah, not lame. The Swifties are rabid and will do their Queen’s bidding to bully people she doesn’t like.

      • DS9 says:

        I’m not mad at her for disabling her comments. She said what she said. Go argue about it elsewhere.

      • Skeptical says:

        I guess Swift will just have to call her up is she wants to talk?

  2. isn'tittrue says:

    This is the messy drama Taylor has somehow managed to keep herself out of for years now. But, drama queen martyrs always gonna martyr.

    Wouldn’t be surprised to see her go full Natalie Portman at some point and claim this made her feel “raped”.

  3. Brunswickstoval says:

    I have no interest in any of this except to say Scooter has a very punchable face.

    • isn'tittrue says:

      This is like almost all of Taylor’s public spats – everyone involved is awful and entitled and there’s no good guys.

      • Brunswickstoval says:

        Very true. It’s like watching a movie where all the characters are horrible and you’ve no idea who to root for. So you end up tuning out.

      • Agirlandherdog says:

        I think you nailed it Brunswickstoval.

    • minx says:

      He certainly does.

    • Jen says:

      YES!!!! And what grown man goes by the name (or nickname) Scooter?? He reminds me way too much of Sack Lodge.

      • launicaangelina says:

        I won’t knock the nickname. In Mexican culture, we have several grown-ass men and women going by nicknames that many outside the culture would consider childlike.

        But hell yes, the rest of this story is messy af all around!

    • Tate says:

      lol, same.

    • Bros says:

      I agree about his face and assumed he was some fratty douchebro who inherited all his money/was given a huge hand up in life by millionaire mogul parents. And i was prepared to not like him, even while also hugely disliking TS. But his Wikipedia entry is really interesting and he’s totally selfmade and with what appears to be deadly entrepreneurial instincts. So im kinda coming down on his side. TS’s own dad is an entertainment lawyer and they signed away her rights on 6 or 7 albums to her masters! She did it over and over again and never had a problem with it until it was bought by
      Someone she didnt like because he’s associated with the kimye stuff. She’s so lame.

  4. Arizona says:

    this is the problem with Taylor. She always misrepresents the situation to make herself look like poor Taylor is the victim. I’m sympathetic to her that she doesn’t own her masters, and I don’t think it’s right. but once again, the way she’s going about this makes it look like she wants her fans to bully everyone else on her behalf. while she also continues to complain about online bullying and how mistreated she’s been all these years. She never takes responsibility for her own actions.

  5. Chaine says:

    The word bully has become meaningless, hasn’t it? It’s like the president whining that some random citizens on Twitter are “bullying” him. None of these people in this article should be applying it to each other. They are all extremely rich and powerful white people sniping at each other over a business deal.

  6. Arizona says:

    on the other hand, now that she is back to engaging with the public it’s kind of nice that she’s giving us some summer gossip in this dead summer.

    • My3cents says:

      Yup, much better than an “I heart TS” tank top from Tayamerica.

    • Xi Tang says:

      Right? I’m surprisingly #teamswift though

      • Arizona says:

        I certainly feel for her that she doesn’t have control over her work for the last 15 years. That’s really sad.

        It’s the dog whistle language in her post that she KNOWS will get her fans activated and start spewing hatred at anyone who disagrees with poor princess Taylor who has been the victim of “incessant, manipulative bullying” and “revenge porn” and “illegally recorded phone calls” and the evil Scooter Braun who was always making her cry that makes me not be on her side. People are doxxing Scooter and his wife, and mailing him horse poop. That’s juvenile, and exactly what Taylor expected. She’s a woman who’s turning 30 in five months, but you wouldn’t know it.

        I guess what George Clooney said is true – whatever age you become famous is what age you stay at. Taylor is always complaining about being bullied but never recognizes the multiple times she has done the same to others.

  7. CharliePenn says:

    If someone misrepresented my husband and came for him publicly I would GO OFF. I think Yael said everything she had to say, and she said it well.
    Taylor has always bothered me… as much as I recognize her talent and hustle I’ve also always seen this side to her. It’s always been there. She’s a big big baby bully brat. Lol.

    • Melody calder says:

      I’m not anti Taylor, but this was an excellent burn: As I watch you attempt to re-write history and parse words, all from your massive platform, I’m reminded that’s what a real bully would do … You’re the real bully…Your power is fading, you shine is dull and this is what bullies do, they lash out.”

  8. Mab's A'Mabbin says:

    Ick. I’ve never been more thankful to be a nobody than I am right now lol. Fame is embarrassing!

    • Wigletwatcher says:

      Tons of people with fame manage to not end up like Swift. It’s the player. Not the game.

      • Mab's A'Mabbin says:

        I can honestly say most celebrities have to deal with public shite on social media. Yes, there are some who successfully dodge, but not tons. Their are degrees and levels and ranges, but the presence is indisputable.

      • Marta says:

        Yup; no one better exemplifies the saying about famous people staying whatever mental age they were when they got famous. Taylor Swift was 15 then, Taylor Swift is 15 now, Taylor Swift will be 15 years old and singing about mean boys when she is 55.

  9. AB says:

    I’m sorry but everyone involved needs to stop overusing the “B” word… Bully, that is. Scooter Braun is a ruthless music exec who has made millions (billions?) off of other people’s talent and effort. He is not someone who even could be “bullied.”

    • SKF says:

      And specifically off over-working Bieber when he was just a kid. I remember reading an article where the journalist spent a week with him when he was a kid and just feeling so sad because it was so obvious that everyone around him – including Scooter and his own mother – were peaches and that he was being over-worked and not given enough down time to just be a kid and be around people his own age. I predicted he would have a meltdown in a few years after reading that and, whaddaya know… I just think that, whilst he might be a clever entrepreneur and a a good manager in terms of making his clients lots of money; his hands will never be clean of the fact that he made most of his initial money off the back of a kid who was clearly being exploited.

    • Powermoonchrystal says:

      This. Everyone is lying and misrepresenting here, and everyone is powerful in a way. People should really read the concept of bullying in the dictionary. And have we not learned of Metoo and Kesha’s struggles that almost all the powerful business entertainment guys are greedy, sketchy, and sexist?

      • StormsMama says:

        Yes thank you
        Scooter and his wife are awful.
        They are all awful.
        Taylor really should have waited a beat and collected herself before having a tantrum but she is a bit of a 15 year old always no? But the other adults in this are not making themselves look good at all. I think Yael comes off really gross here.

  10. Chisey says:

    Honestly, I understand how in concept TS going to social media to stir up her fans basically is bullying. But I am so deeply uncomfortable with the idea of millionaire music execs complaining about being bullied. I think an unequal power dynamic is an important element in bullying (namely, the more powerful picking on the less powerful), and the idea of one of the men who owns the industry being bullied on social media is wild to me. Is he hurt by emojis in his Instagram? Are the cool kids not coming on his yacht any more? I just have limited sympathy for this guy.

    • Wigletwatcher says:

      You can still be bullied. A bully can be attacked. A victim can be a bully. It might harm them less, but swift took her shot. Attempting to manipulate her fan base. She just doesn’t have the pull to take on SB with a legion of teen girls and snake emojis.

      All his wife’s believe in you comments aside I think she said it well. Taylor was upset he owns the masters. Taylor had her chance to own them. The purchase to SB was approved with notice by her side. She was personally notified. Why lash out now?

      • Chisey says:

        So by that logic, were the women who went public with accusations about predators in the music/entertainment industry “bullying” them? Since victims can be bullies and all. I don’t think Swift is a “victim” but I think dismissing the power differential and saying victims can be bullies is really strange to me, and the concept underpinning your response is worth a second look even if you’re opposed to Swift herself.

        As for why now, I suspect she’s hoping to rile up her fan base to mobilize and buy her new music, rather than send mean emojis to wealthy record execs. I mean, she explicitly plugged her new album as a healthier choice, and I don’t even understand the point in hoping her fans write mean tweets or whatever. I think she’s fine with her fans making comments about the Scotts of the world, but her primary goal is to bolster sales of her new music.

      • jammypants says:

        She’s only lashing out now because he’s selling to someone she personally disliked.

    • Kitten says:

      ITA, Chisey. Taylor’s victim complex is tiring but this guy is not being “bullied” FFS.

      • Arizona says:

        people are posting his number and address online and mailing him horse poop. I’m pretty sure that qualifies as bullying, even if he’s a rich white dude.

    • Otaku fairy... says:

      It’s complicated because there’s more than one factor that can make up a power dynamic. I don’t think a rich, powerful white woman calling out/ lashing out at a rich, powerful white man publicly is automatically bullying just because she has a fan base behind her. Especially since fan bases of other artists Scooter works with (Justin, Ariana, Demi, etc.) can fight on his side too, should they be so invested. But if stans start calling for violence against Scooter and his family, that could probably qualify as bullying – especially since there’s power in numbers.

      • Arizona says:

        I saw yesterday that they unearthed his home address and were mailing him horse shit, so I’d classify that as bullying.

      • holly hobby says:

        In legal terms it’s harassment and punishable. Especially since these fans are mailing toxic material through the mail. I’m pretty sure they’d get legally punished for that.

    • Veronica S. says:

      Seriously, how many less famous musicians have likely been screwed over by people like this? We don’t have to feel bad for Taylor, but let’s not kid ourselves that millions of creatives have been left in horrendous amounts of debts and their intellectual property monetized for the benefit of others because of how much the power structures favor the corporations. Billionaires literally build their wealth off the backs of lower economic classes. If I have to hold my nose and pick a side, it ain’t his.

  11. Millennial says:

    What I find interesting is that now dissing Taylor Swift will be “bad for business” – as in, bad for Scooters business since he owns a stake in her music now.

    So, actually, I expect to see this all cool off and for Brauns artists to back off in a few days when he sees things a little more clearly from a business perspective. Inciting mass fan revolt on Taylor only comes back to bite him. A big chunk of that $300 million was paying for her stuff.

  12. Nanainwonderland says:

    This just looks like bad karma

  13. Div says:

    Scooter admitted in an interview that he was tempted to “destroy” Ariana when she dropped him temporarily as a manager. Look it up—he says something like people told him to go forward with information he had on her.

    I get that a lot of people don’t like Taylor and are sick of her victim act, but Scooter is not the victim here.

    • Robinda says:

      Billionaires are rarely victims, but at least he gave an honest statement of his feelings at the time. TS seems constitutionally unable to tell a story without twisting the facts in her favor.

    • Arizona says:

      So he thought about doing something when his feelings were hurt, but didn’t – so because he only thought about doing something mean he can’t be a victim?

      I don’t really feel bad for anyone in this situation, but I’m not following that logic.

  14. Jonni says:

    I’m team Taylor. And scooter has always seemed dodgy. He worked Bieber to the point of nervous breakdown and only drew him back when everyone started to call him out for it as he was clearly not right. He’s signing multiple artists and promising them the world when he can’t possibly give time to all of them. And ariana called him out for respecting her wishes with her song choices too.

    Yael and scooter are sickening on social media. Gushing over each other and their picture perfect family never mentioning their 5 nannies. She “works” ie organises charity balls ie picks out table settings and he acts like she’s out their saving the world

    He’s a rich LA kid who got lucky with Bieber

    • Valiantly Varnished says:

      And Taylor’s a rich kid who got lucky because her daddy was rich and got her a record deal, so what’s your point??

      • Jonni says:

        Taylor is talented.

      • Valiantly Varnished says:

        @Jonni so are a lot of people hun. There are tons of talented musicians and singers who never get the opportunities handed to them the way Taylor did. So if that’s your only rebuttal it’s a weak one.

      • Jonni says:

        You miss the point. Surprise surprise.

        Taylor is talented. She worked hard from an early age, learned instruments, played bars etc, wrote her own songs. She earned what she got. She’s not riding on coat tails like scooter who then fks these people over. She should own her own stuff. End of.

      • geekychick says:

        Taylor actually created something, Scooter earns money on back of other people creating….and at the same time, uses them up almost to the breaking point. He’s an opportunist and, allegedly, homophobic. I think all of this proves he’s chauvinistic too.
        That’s the difference.

      • KevinC says:

        How Scooter earns money is not the point. Taylor was given first dibs on owning her stuff and she passed. Would it have been better if a stranger purchased her masters and not Scooter? I think about how classy Paul McCartney was when he learned Michael Jackson purchased the complete Beatles catalog. He wasn’t happy about it, but at least he (and Yoko) didn’t play the victims.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        ” Taylor was given first dibs on owning her stuff and she passed.”

        NO, she was offered her own work if she would be an indentured servant for another 10 years to some mystery owner who Scott would be selling his label to. That was a horrible offer and she would have been a FOOL to accept it. They NEVER offered her the ability to buy her masters.

        Are you kidding about Paul McCartney? He was very upset about MJ, and he stopped being friends with Michael because of it. You’re trying to re-write history.

    • MrsBanjo says:

      Her dad bought shares in a company for her record deal. She didn’t get it on pure talent. She did not come from nothing and get where she is because she’s super talented. Her rich dad bought it for her and she skated by on her “oh golly me”, white girl victim behaviour and basic-level talent her whole career.

  15. Princess Caroline says:

    ‘The world has watched you collect and drop friends like wilted flowers’ 👀👀👀 Yael Cohen is not to be messed with 😂😂

    Seriously tho, think of alllllll the behind the scenes sh*t that Yael knows about so many gigantic stars. So she knows the dirt on Swifty for sure

    • Tater tot says:

      Yael’s very close to Karlie Kloss so I thought that was a bit aimed. I want alllllll the tea she has.

  16. Valiantly Varnished says:

    Yael snapped! And I’m not mad at her. Taylor has a LOOONG his tory of attempting to rewrite things to fit her narrative and paint her as the victim: see the Kanye snapchat receipts.
    I said it and I’ll say it again: they gave her the chance to purchase her rights. Clearly she didn’t want to spend the cash to do so. That’s on HER.

    • Princess Caroline says:

      The only thing I’m wondering is how they offered those rights. Taylor claims that she could get her masters back but she would have to resign with the label and earn them one new album at a time. If they never let her offer a dollar amount for her own work…then I’m totally sympathetic to Taylor. But she has a history of lying so we need more info.

      • Valiantly Varnished says:

        The former owner of the label dropped his receipts as well. She was offered the rights to her music if she extended her contract. She chose not to do so. Additionally – her father was a major shareholder in the label (that’s how she got her record contract in the first place btw – he bought a majority stake in it) and was on the shareholders call when the deal was first put on the table in mid-June. So – wither her dad simply didn’t tell her OR she’s lying. I lean towards lying because the label owner dropped text receipts showing he was talking directly to Taylor before the sale ever happened.

      • Princess Caroline says:

        Ooooh shady stuff!! Her dad has made a BOATLOAD of money off of her. But she’s just another rich kid 🙄

      • Jonni says:

        He owns 4%. That’s not a major shareholder. Is that you Yael?

      • Kebbie says:

        If her dad owned a majority stake, why wouldn’t he be able to get her ownership of her masters? That doesn’t make sense.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        “She was offered the rights to her music if she extended her contract.”

        Drastic oversimplification that reads as dishonesty. I’ll correct it for you.

        “…if she extended her contract…” another 7 albums, getting ownership of 1 of her masters for every new album she created. Those new albums would be created while the record label was under the ownership of a new and unknown owner, as Scott was intending to sell the label. The offer was disingenuous, as Scott wanted to keep her masters to give the label something of value when he went to sell it.

    • Powermoonchrystal says:

      I actually just read an article that mentioned by the time she knew, the deal would be done, so it was not a serious offer to be able to own her stuff. I will wait for more info on both sides and good industry analysis before any side comes out of it smelling clean.

  17. Sarah says:

    Ugh. What an exhausting cast of characters.

  18. Michael says:

    I have little sympathy for anyone in this fight. They are all rich and powerful and will continue to be rich and powerful. I will get some popcorn and enjoy the show though

  19. Jess says:

    I’m sorry, but this Yael woman needs to take several seats. What is she thinking?? Taylor’s fans are crazy rabid dogs. This lady does not need that crap in her life! And honestly, what does she have to do with this?? She’s not in the music business 🧐

    • Tater tot says:

      It’s her husband that Taylor fans are attacking, of course she has stake in it. Taylor’s friends and fans are coming out in droves, but Scooter’s clients and family can’t do the same? No one here is a clear hero/villain, they should all be able to say what they want.

      • Jess says:

        Yeah she can say whatever she wants. I’m just saying it’s not in her long-term interest to do so.

  20. Lizzie says:

    i actually can’t stand taylor swift but for some reason i believe her. there are too many people piling on at this point. they are all doing too much. if the facts speak for themselves – she will be revealed as misrepresenting this. but everyone is chiming in to double down and it seems desperate. for someone who’s shine is dulled – there sure are a lot of people making public spectacles of themselves to correct her. if she’s so powerless then why make statements at all. why not ignore her?

    • Tiffany says:

      It is amazing when a person’s playbook is just going after a person because they don’t kiss your ass and their response is to attack you any way they can, you are not allowed to defend yourself.

      And it is especially telling when a white person does it to people and the default for everyone is to say ignore them while they can continue to do damage.

      They don’t have to ignore her and they don’t have to be scared of her.

    • Derriere says:

      Who said she was powerless? Everyone responding to her attack has consistently said that it’s gross to have her sic her fans on them. They are acknowledging her power.

    • Christina says:

      I remember Left Eye talking about the deal with Babyface records. She said, “ It wasn’t a good deal or a bad deal. It was the deal that new artists get.” TLC was the biggest band out there for a few years, but they were broke because LaFace and Peebles contractually owned their work. When they freed themselves, they’d passed the most lucrative part of their career as a group, and their arguably most popular member died. They have never been able to make that kind of money again, but they didn’t get the money: LaFace and Peebles did.

      The music business is hard on artists, on people, and you have to be strong, strategic, or sociopathic to endure in it. Taylor understands the deal, just like TLC did, but she is trying to subvert the game. People support it because it is a shitty business for artists, but the artists forget that this is a business first. The players feel like they did right by her, but she is so big that she can sway public opinion. The people in the business make investments. If you want to be an artist who makes big money, you don’t own yourself or your art because you are the commodity and they are selling you. Prince fought and had the money to get his catalog. It may piss off people that Michael Jackson owned the Beatles catalog, but he had the money when it came up for sale. It’s a business. If you are cool playing coffee bars or nightclubs, you get to own your work, but you don’t get the investment of the Clive Davis, Babyface, and Scooter Braun’s of the world who can get you the exposure to live as a wealthy artist instead of an artist with a day job or an artist who finds success without the support of the music business machine.

  21. Cee says:

    Is there a victim complex syndrome?
    Because this drama sure makes me think Taylor has one.

  22. Derriere says:

    This is what I have a problem with: Taylor doesn’t seem to understand a business deal. If her music exuded the same passion as The Beatles or Prince, maybe I would get it, but Taylor is a manufactured “country” and pop star. She knows what the business is.

    I’m sympathetic to her because she doesn’t own her masters, but it looks like she’ll be churning out six more albums (or staying for w/e length of time) with another record company while not owning her previous work, an option she was clearly given. That’s probably a much better deal than many artists ever get. –And that’s what screams spoiled and bratty, which is on brand for her. She can’t go too long of being the benevolent, LGBTQ crusader without returning to her roots as being an insufferable brat. Make your crusade about changing music industry tactics if you want. But don’t tell me you’re a victim when you’ve been one of the biggest names to profit off it in modern times.

  23. lobstah says:

    Who needs anti-aging cream when following Taylor Swift instantly makes you feel like you’re back in high school?

  24. ME says:

    Kim catching Taylor in a lie is funny because Kim herself is a pathological liar from a family of big ass liars so…

    • Tater tot says:

      Kim still revealed Taylor as a fellow liar soooo

      • ME says:

        I just think it’s funny people are applauding Kim for calling out Taylor yet Kim is probably the biggest celebrity liar out there…SOOOOO…

      • Tater tot says:

        No one applauded Kim. Most of us can’t stand her and her family. Still does not cancel out Taylor being a liar on tape 🤷‍♀️

      • ME says:

        Yes they did applaud Kim…go back to the original post when that whole thing happened. Also, that video was edited. They never released the uncut version of everything Taylor and Kanye said in that tape. Why edit it? Anyways let’s agree to disagree my friend. Have a nice day !

      • Arizona says:

        It doesn’t matter that they didn’t release the whole tape. She still said what she did. Kim released the parts that were relevant in contradicting Taylor’s earlier statements and proving that she lied. What she said on the tapes wasn’t edited.

  25. paranormalgirl says:

    They’re all freaking disgusting.

  26. Granger says:

    Taylor Swift has worked hard to get where she is — but she’s had people saying Yes to her for her entire life, starting with her parents, who uprooted their family and moved to Nashville so Taylor could follow her dream. Which is lovely — but I get the feeling she grew up believing she’s number one and nobody else matters. Then she became a hot commodity in the music biz at a very young age and has been surrounded by Yes Men and groupies ever since.

    Point is, I think Yael is right that Taylor has never learned to own up to her mistakes, because she honestly doesn’t believe she makes any.

  27. Samab says:

    Yael couldn’t say it better,I totally agree with her.

  28. Loca says:

    Taylor got called out in a big way. Lesson learned next time handle it privately. Still a fan of hers , love her last album the best but completely agreed with what their postings. Hopefully she will handle her matters better in the future. She’s young, rich, and healthy learn to enjoy your blessings. Not everything should be a battle.

  29. Abby says:

    Hey Yael, were you part of the business deal? No? Then STFU and let Scooter stand up for himself. You are nobody except married to him. You are not a musician, you are a wife and mother, go post humblebrags on your insta and stop with demonizing someone who wants to own her own work. Is your husband unable to speak? Even Borchetta came out with fists flying. Don’t do your husband’s dirty work, it just makes him look even shadier.

    • Courtney says:

      I don’t get why people think this was some big “take down”. Yael doesn’t have any first hand information and the information she does have does not seem to be entirely accurate. I know she wants to defend her paycheck, but he’s gross.

    • Veronica S. says:

      Yael Cohen was actually CEO of a company before she married Scooter, so she’s not exactly a trophy wife. This being said, her involvement is senseless to me. Your husband is an adult who can handle his own business matters, particularly those to which you weren’t personally party, and creating an online dispute that you know will generate rancor with her fanbase is just setting up a victim complex, frankly. Adults spilling their online drama everywhere is baffling and embarrassing to me. It’s the whole reason I got rid of facebook.

      • Courtney says:

        she has uber rich parents and did charity work. She’s a trophy wife.

      • Veronica S. says:

        Oh, no denying she grew up rich, but I thought she was the head of “F*ck Cancer?” Or is that purely charity? I mean, she’s clearly with him for his money, either way, I’m not arguing there. His looks are nothing to sing home about.

  30. mia says:

    “I sincerely hope you can learn to love and believe in yourself the way my husband does.” Bitch please.

  31. Dark and Stormy says:

    Two things, first the guy that sold her music claimed that he told her mere hours before it went public. That IMO does not count as telling her, it’s very likely (and probably intentional) that she did not see the text. He stated he sent it after 9pm on Saturday night and the public announcement was made on Sunday. I think they did that on purpose to make it look like she’s a liar and a bully when in fact they were being manipulative from the start. The second thing about this deal is that TS very clearly stated that they refused to sell them to her unless she agreed to make more music for them. That is very sick and disgusting but you notice they don’t deny it. Again they respond with half the truth, leaving out the deal that was likely made with Braun was vastly different (cash only and not having to write a record for record). It is DISTURBING how they handled this and I’m glad she is shining a big huge light on this for future artists.

    • Cinnamon says:

      I don’t think they were being manipulative. They informed her the same way and with as little time as she did when she went to Universal. So there might have been a little shade there but nothing malicious. I’m actually finding it hard to believe that she did not try to find out who the buyer was on her own. She knew the company was about to be sold and she did not use her contacts to get some gossip on possible buyers?! We are supposed to believe that her masters are incredibly important to her but not enough to make some phone calls to keep up with that situation?
      To your second part. Why would they just give them up when they have given her their services in return. They did not breach their contract. Imagine you bought a painting and someday the painter knocked on your door demanding it back. It would be ridiculous. Of course the company tried to negotiate the most advantageous outcome for themselves. So does TS.

      • Dark and Stormy says:

        On the first part I think you’re right, they did intentionally withhold telling her until the very last minute as a way to shade her but you’re wrong that they are straight up anout it. It seems pretty obvious that they did that on purpose (as you agree) . But it is manipulative (and malicious) to then try to make it look like she lied about finding out in the media when they so obviously intended for exactly that. If they want to do that fine but own it. Don’t come at the public with a bunch of BS because you know telling the truth is going to outrage people, if you can’t handle the backlash that you started then don’t do it. On the second part your analogy is WAY off. If you tell Kesha she can have her old music but only if she makes 10 more albums with Dr Luke first and he will then own all the future work that is NOT the same as offering to sell back the work to the artist and having them refuse. Not even close.

      • Cinnamon says:

        I don’t believe she found out about it through the media. She is only saying that to make herself look more like a victim.
        Ok first of all what does Kesha have to do with this situation? Second nobody is claiming that they did not also want something in return for giving her those masters. Big Machine is still a business. They offered her those masters for a contract extension and she declined. Why would Big Machine be required to make decisions against their own interests for Taylor’s benefit?! Taylor is also a corporation and yet you seem to have no problem with her looking out for herself first.

  32. Bubbagirl says:

    Funny how Yael wants to talk about bullying, when her husband accused Kris Wu of payola because he beat Ariana on iTunes or something. Then Ariana’s stans dragged Kris Wu, and Scooter only rectified it because people were calling him and Ariana racist for going after a Chinese pop star based on bogus claims. And all because someone got a #1 spot over his client.