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REPLIES TO SWIFT

Following the release of Taylor Swift's social media post that attacked Scooter Braun and Scott Borchetta in the wake of their new deal, Yael Cohen Braun—well-respected philanthropist, and Scooter's wife (pictured here)—elegantly (and vehemently) responded. Yael's post then sparked support from SB Projects President and Ithaca Holdings Partner Allison Kaye. Both letters can be seen below. 

Yael Cohen Braun:
I have never been one for a public airing of laundry, but when you attack my husband… here we go. Let’s start with Taylor Swift, whoa. Then let’s get the facts straight. You were given the opportunity to own your own 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. 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, when 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 brand 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.

Allison Kaye:
Reposting Yael - My wife for life. I also hate a public airing of grievances and so I will refrain from offering my take on the actual facts of what happened today vs what is being splashed all over the Internet. However, I must call out the absolutely reprehensible action of making any of this about gender... I can categorically say that Scooter Braun is not only a good man who supports all women - particularly you, who he has defended and advocated for behind close doors more times than i can say - but he also owns a company run mostly by women. A company in which I am both president and a named partner. As a woman who has been working so hard for equality in the music industry, Taylor Swift I beg of you, please don’t cheapen the efforts of those who came before you. As women we have struggled for so long to be treated commensurately with our male counterparts - not to be given special accommodations because the parties on the other side of the table happen to be male. As women we don’t need those type of allowances - we are strong, smart and capable of the same things men are and deserve the same respect they receive - hence the desire for an equal playing field. Asking for anything but that is childish and immature and absolutely not befitting of the strong adult female leader we both know you can be.


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