Scooter Braun takes to social media to REVEAL family received death threats due to Taylor Swift controversy

Updated on Nov 23, 2019 07:34 PM IST  |  2.1M
Scooter Braun has denied Taylor Swift's accusations against him on not letting the singer perform her old hits at the AMAs 2019.

We all know about the recent controversy that rocked the music industry as Taylor Swift tweeted about how Scotter Braun and Scott Borchetta of Big Machine Records were stopping the singer from performing her old hits at the AMAs 2019. The 29-year-old singer requested her fans to, "please let Scott Borchetta and Scooter Braun know how you feel about this." And, it looks like Swifties are taking Taylor's plea to heart and are using drastic measures to adhere to their idol. This includes death threats to not just the employees of Big Machine Records but even Scooter's wife Yael Cohen and their children, Jagger Braun (4) and Levi Braun (2), as revealed by Braun himself in a recently posted Instagram open letter.

Breaking his social media silence on the ongoing controversy, Scooter stated that since Taylor's tweet, his family had received death threats and even though he did not want to participate in a social media war, he is being forced to put out this statement. "However I came home tonight to find my wife had received a phone call threatening the safety of our children as well as other threats seen above," Braun revealed and added, "Thinking of my wife and children, my team and their families, I have gone through a range of emotions on how to deal with this...  am certain there is no situation ever worth jeopardizing anyone's safety."

While Justin Bieber's manager believes this may not be the You Need To Calm Down singer's intention, he also feels that her words carry a tremendous amount of weight and can be interpreted by some in different ways. Scooter also confessed that inspite of being notified, four days ago, about the ongoing threats by her lawyer, he was disappointed to hear that T-Swift remains silent.




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"This is a world filled with toxic division where people express their opinions over social media instead of having conversation in person," Braun stated and added, "While I am frustrated with your accusations and respectfully disagree with many of your statements, it is important that I am clear -- no artist should ever feel cornered or bullied. I have spent my entire career in service of creatives and artists, never the other way around."

"As the world now knows you can and should perform any song you would like at the AMAs. I have never and would never say otherwise. You do not need anyone's permission to do so legally but I am stating it here clearly and publicly so there no more debate or confusion." Scooter shared.

Braun ended the statement by wanting there to be a direct conversation with Taylor and finding a "resolution." However, if Swift would rather continue to make large public statements instead of resolving things then Scooter prays that nobody gets seriously hurt in the process. "I continue to wish you the best and hope we can resolve this," Braun concluded.

Scooter also shared a screenshot of one of the messages sent by an Instagram account, threatening Braun and his family.

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