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Taylor Swift's Lawyer Speaks Out, Refutes Scott Borchetta's Claims

Taylor Swift's Lawyer Speaks Out, Refutes Scott Borchetta's Claims

Taylor Swift‘s lawyer is speaking out to refute claims made by Big Machine Label Group founder Scott Borchetta.

Over the weekend, the 29-year-old singer expressed her disappointment to find out that the label, and also her master recordings, were sold to Scooter Braun for $300 million.

Taylor says she was never given an opportunity to buy her masters and wrote in a blog post that Scott only offered to let her “‘earn’ one album back at a time, one for every new one [she] turned in.”

Scott denied the claim and said that “100% of all Taylor Swift assets were to be transferred to her immediately upon signing the new agreement” to stay at the label.

Click inside to find out what Taylor Swift’s lawyer said…

Now, Taylor‘s lawyer Donald Passman just released the following statement: “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.”

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  • andi

    She is a liar! Go check out the Exclusive news on NY Post. Maybe she is stirring up drama so she might get her Rainbow associates to buy her new music. God Bless Scooter, his wife, Bieber, Demi for speaking the truth!

  • Sansa Squad

    LOL, that “exclusive” provides no information we didn’t already know, and certainly no proof she lied about anything. (Not that I’d expect that from the New York Post…) To his credit, Scooter has been staying quiet and pulling strings from behind the scenes, but his wife discredited herself when she made that long-winded Instagram post full of inaccuracies about Taylor, her dad, and the deal itself. I agree there’s more to this story that we don’t know but “Taylor is a liar and this is just like Snakegate” ain’t it.

  • Sansa Squad

    Semantics. Even if she would’ve “instantly” gotten control of 100% of her assets, she would still be required to turn in 6 more albums on the label, which he would’ve sold anyway (possibly even still to Scooter, which would have put her directly under his control). I think what this boils down to is: she doesn’t necessarily care *that* much that he sold her work – she didn’t rally investment bankers and seriously pursue the option of buying it herself, and she was respectful in her exit – but she cares that he sold it TO Scooter. To think that he did so because he felt burned when she walked away isn’t that far-fetched… Which is exactly what she said from the beginning. Scott and Scooter’s people clouding the conversation with these non-explanations and half-truths knowing full well most people aren’t going to take 2 minutes out of their day to even read what she originally said is so lazy and transparent, but evidently pretty effective!

  • Ron

    I am patiently waiting for Ryan Murphy to develop the new season of Feud: Taylor Swift

  • Ron

    I am patiently waiting for Ryan Murphy to develop the new season of Feud: Taylor Swift

  • jh7058622

    Literally vs. Everyone
    Does she get along with anyone anymore lol

  • jh7058622

    Literally vs. Everyone
    Does she get along with anyone anymore lol

  • Wendy

    I think the fact that he bragged about how he “just bought Taylor Swift” says it all. It’s been known for a LONG time that Scooter Braun doesn’t like Swift, he knew what he was doing. And the fact that they are making it seem innocent is sad, we know it’s not. Taylor may be a perpetual victim but I would be pissed as hell if someone who i knew HATED me bought ALL my music.

  • Wendy

    I think the fact that he bragged about how he “just bought Taylor Swift” says it all. It’s been known for a LONG time that Scooter Braun doesn’t like Swift, he knew what he was doing. And the fact that they are making it seem innocent is sad, we know it’s not. Taylor may be a perpetual victim but I would be pissed as hell if someone who i knew HATED me bought ALL my music.