Scooter Braun pleads with Taylor Swift to resolve 'miscommunication' after fans issue death threats against his family
The 38-year-old opened up about his ongoing feud with Swift, saying their issues stemmed from "miscommunication" and that he would never engage in a social media war with the 'Lover' hitmaker
Scooter Braun has claimed several fans of Taylor Swift have begun threatening the lives of his wife and children.
The 38-year-old opened up about his ongoing feud with Swift on Thursday, November 21, saying their issues stemmed from "miscommunication", and that he would never engage in a social media war with the 'Lover' hitmaker, according to a Page Six report.
However, Braun pleaded with the songstress on Instagram to call off her fans, notoriously known as "Swifties", and talk with him directly to resolve their apparent music war.
"Since your public statement last week, there have been numerous death threats directed at my family," Braun wrote in the letter. "This morning I spoke out publicly for the first time saying I wouldn't participate in a social media war."
"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," he shared.
Earlier this year, Braun's company bought Swift's former label Big Machine Label Group as well as rights to much of her old music, thereby setting off the feud.
"…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," Braun continued. "I write this now only after a deep breath and much reflection. I am certain there is no situation ever worth jeopardizing anyone's safety."
Braun also referenced an excerpt from Swift's public letter in which she urged her fans "let [Big Machine Records honcho] Scott Borchetta and Scooter Braun know how you feel about this," saying she should understand that her words "carry a tremendous amount of weight".
Furthermore, he claimed Swift had been ignoring the threats leveled against him and his company although his attorney had already informed her of the attacks. Braun added that he was "shocked and disheartened" that 'The Archer' singer would bear "so much pain" with his involvement in Big Machine.
"It almost feels as if you have no interest in ever resolving the conflict," Braun wrote. "At this point with safety becoming a concern I have no choice other than to publicly ask us to come together and try to find a resolution."
The record executive also reaffirmed that she does not need his permission and can perform whatever she likes at the American Music Awards this weekend.
In conclusion, Braun shared a screenshot of a threat directed at his family by an internet troll. "Hi, why don't you just die with your children???" the troll wrote. "I will buy a gun tmr and them shoot you all in the head [sic]." Swift is yet to publicly respond to Braun's plea.