Taylor Swift Doesn’t Regret Speaking Out Against Scooter Braun
Taylor Swift recently called out Scooter Braun and Scott Borchetta after news of their $300 million purchase of her music catalog went public.
While she received both support and backlash as a result, the singer isn’t backing down from her claims.
“She has no regrets expressing her thoughts about Scooter acquiring her music catalog,” a source told People magazine. “She wanted to share her truth with her fans.”
Taylor said that she learned of the sale with the rest of the world and accused the manager of “manipulative bullying” over the years. She also said that she “wasn’t given an opportunity to buy” her “life’s work.”
“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,” Taylor’s lawyer Donald Passman told People.
Additionally, a source told Variety that the singer had to sign a deal binding her to the record label, or its new owner, for another 10 years in order to buy her masters or the label.
Scott later claimed in a public letter that he offered Taylor to give her “100% of all Taylor Swift assets … to be transferred to her immediately upon signing the new agreement.” He also denied having any knowledge of bullying by Scooter.
“As to her comments about ‘being in tears or close to it’ anytime my new partner Scooter Braun’s name was brought up, I certainly never experienced that,” Scott wrote. “Scooter was never anything but positive about Taylor.”