Scooter Braun filed for divorce from Yael Cohen, his lawyer is Laura Wasser

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Last month, Scooter Braun was doing a victory lap on the cover of Variety to talk about how successful his businesses have been in recent years, to the point where he netted a profit of $400 million in just one deal. Hot on the heels of that victory lap, suddenly Scooter’s marriage was in big trouble. Braun and his wife Yael Cohen separated, and sources emphasized that no one was talking about divorce. We also heard (bizarrely) that Braun had gone through some kind of intensive spiritual/therapeutic retreat just before the separation was announced. No one knew what happened, but a lot of people (Snake Fam peeps) theorized that Braun had been cheating on Yael and she kicked him to the curb. Well, now he has filed for divorce:

Music mogul Scooter Braun has filed for divorce from his wife, Yael Cohen — nearly two weeks after Page Six broke the news of their split. Braun, 40, retained celebrity divorce lawyer Laura Wasser, whose previous clients include Kim Kardashian, Angelina Jolie and Ryan Reynolds.

The court documents filed in Los Angeles Wednesday make it clear there is a prenuptial agreement in place between the businessman and the F–k Cancer co-founder, 34. Braun is seeking joint custody of his and Cohen’s three children: Jagger, 6, Levi, 4, and Hart, 2. He has also agreed to pay his estranged wife spousal support.

Braun — the fiery music manager who discovered Justin Bieber and has been at the center of a very public spat with Taylor Swift after buying the rights to her early work — married Cohen in July 2014. Despite publicly celebrating their anniversary on Instagram on July 6, just days later, we revealed the couple were splitting up.

“They’re friends,” said an insider, adding Braun and Cohen were still living together. While sources said at the time that there were no plans to divorce, we’re told that Braun was the one to pull the plug on his marriage in the end.

[From Page Six]

Oh, HE retained Laura Wasser’s services? I imagine TMZ will be on his side throughout whatever this is. In fact, let me check in with TMZ’s coverage since they always have an inside track on Wasser’s clients. TMZ reports that Braun will likely pay child support as well as spousal support, and that Wasser was the one who drew up the prenup in the first place. TMZ’s sources (Wasser) say that “at least so far, the divorce seems amicable. What’s more, Scooter and Yael have gone back and forth, and this wouldn’t be the first time a celebrity divorce was pulled after a reconciliation. That said, so far there is no reconciliation.” Yeah. I still don’t know what’s happening. It feels like it’s not a cut-and-dry “he cheated” backstory.

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  1. Becks1 says:

    Well, this makes his sappy anniversary post on FB from two days ago sort of awkward, doesn’t it? (I’m looking at it now, lol – “the adventure is just beginning.”) But looking at all those recent posts on FB- wonder if his social media person just dumped everything at once and didn’t take into account that, um, this was happening?

    Maybe it is just as simple as a couple growing apart, or maybe there is something more – wonder if she was the one cheating?

    • Darla says:

      Well I think he filed so you do wonder that. I won’t be surprised if he sandbagged her.

    • cassandra says:

      That insta post definitely read as a PR “nothing to see here” move to me. It came right on the heels of rumors of a split.

      That being said, it is fishy he filed right after. Something must have happened. Perhaps he agreed to give her a better deal than the prenup if she stays quiet.

    • tealily says:

      Or was he cheating, but she set some sort of ground rules in response and he doesn’t like it?

  2. Liz version 700 says:

    He has always had such a sleazy vibe. Uugh and this “we will get back together…but Imma file for divorce meanwhile sounds like mind games.

    • BothSidesNow says:

      Yup, the little I know of him, he comes off as a sleaze bag to me. The articles I read about him are not put in a favorable light.

    • Vavavoom says:

      He totally is!
      And for uber rich people I can’t believe she paid for that hair dye job. WOW

  3. Jo73c says:

    It’s interesting that he got Wasser isn’t it? Isn’t her rep usually in representing the ‘wronged’ party?

    • Rural Juror says:

      If Wasser represented him in preparing/negotiating his prenup, it makes perfect sense that he’d use her for the divorce. They already have an attorney-client relationship and it’s not like Yael could hire her.

    • tig says:

      Laura likes to cultivate that image. It works as PR for her client from the get-go.

    • Grant says:

      That’s assuming there’s always a wronged party in a divorce, which isn’t the case. Sometimes people just grow apart.

    • tealily says:

      The fact that she’s viewed this way shows how good she is at her job.

  4. h-barista says:

    “Braun — the fiery music manager who discovered Justin Bieber…”

    Wasn’t Bieber ‘discovered’ by fans on YouTube?

    • Brandy Alexander says:

      And I always thought the official line was Usher discovered him?

      • Darla says:

        LOL, well failure has no fathers, success, many.

      • Becks1 says:

        No, it was always Scooter (well he found him on youtube.) Scooter at the time was still Atlanta-based IIRC and working with Usher.

      • Brandy Alexander says:

        I guess that makes sense that Scooter was working with Usher and that’s why I heard it was he that discovered him. Usher definitely didn’t seem to mind taking the credit because I don’t follow either of them, so it had to really be out there for me to have heard it. On a side note – I am not digging his latest music, but I seem to be in the minority because my girlfriends love it.

      • Becks1 says:

        @Brandy – whose latest, Bieber or Usher’s?

        (I admit I have never listened to a Bieber song and only know the refrain of “baby baby” or whatever) that said, I “think” when Bieber started working with Scooter, one of his first recording projects was doing a song with Usher – not sure if it was Usher’s song and Bieber popped in, or vice versa and it was a matter of Usher lending his weight to Bieber. So I think that was how non youtube followers first heard him. That may be the confusion.

  5. SexyK says:

    Braun is so sleezy and slimy. With the exception of his artists, he’s not liked at all in the industry. It will not surprise me if some of his artists turn on him in the future. I’m not a fan of Taylor Swift but she did a great thing exposing Braun and his ways.

    • Humbugged says:

      Yet he is BFF with Tom Hanks

      What did she prove ? That you cannot start a career without the company owning the masters after they paid for them ?

      • Darla says:


        And are they really best friends forever? Or, just friends? And is the character of everyone Tom Hanks ever hung with unquestionable? Does that go for his son, Chet? When did Tom Hanks become Jesus Christ? I missed this memo, I’ll tell ya.

      • Humbugged says:

        No he is friends with Tom that was the reason her was in this.And I wan’t the one posting stuff that he had no friends in the industry

        And once again he was one of the people that bought the company Taylor was fine about them selling up ,she just doesn’t like him but she knew the deal with her masters and it wasn’t just her there was a huge bunch sold off to him like Reba,Sugarland ,Garth and Tim McGraw

      • Darla says:

        Hum, Tom Hanks isn’t in the music industry. And I know they’re friends, you claimed they are best friends.

        The taylor hate is so old.

      • Humbugged says:

        And so it your banging on about this .A very large list of people are on the list of artists he took on as a minority owner .No one bitched except her for personal reasons and then sent her stans after his wife

  6. Dena Landon says:

    I’m thinking of that lyric “a good wife always knows…” in TSwift’s Mad Woman…

  7. Veronica S. says:

    Haha, I’m sure, but all I can think about is when she came out swinging for him last year against Taylor Swift. That’s gotta burn a little finding out your spouse really is as trashy as the people you defended him against claimed.

  8. Case says:

    Every bit of this sounds like it was done for the sake of optics — for him. The (very brief) separation before filing, his choice of lawyer, the anniversary post, etc. etc. I think he cheated or messed up in some other big way and is trying to make it seem like your run-of-the-mill, amicable split.

  9. Likeyoucare says:

    I dont really care about his fight with taylor but…..
    Taylor is a hindrance for him to get into politic so you go girl.

    • Darla says:

      Oh god do you think he wants to get into politics?

      • Marie55 says:

        I did hear he wanted to get into politics…men often think that having money and an opinion makes them somehow qualified for government services. But if that’s the plan, being divorced will def hurt his chances.

      • Darla says:

        Well, I hope we dodged that bullet. Just what we need, another sleazy, ultra rich, white dude in politics.

  10. Marie55 says:

    I just want to throw out there that the retreat he went to (the Hoffman Process) advises that you don’t make any major life decisions for like a year after you’ve completed the process. They specifically say that you should not go home and file for divorce! But it doesn’t surprise me that he thinks he knows better lol.

  11. april says:

    I can’t remember where I read it, but it was a reputable source, that Erika Gerardi and Scooter were dating. Hence, it’s suspicious that he’s filing for divorce.

  12. Kopy Pasty says:

    Time, the ultimate truth teller.

    First Kimye.

    Now this pair of clowns.

    Who’s next? Born Again Bieber and the insta-nepo “model”?

  13. Falula says:

    I’m late to this party but Sexy Unique Podcast says there’s a rumor percolating about Scooter and Erika Jayne. 👀