Scooter Braun just recently made his first public statement following Taylor Swift’s comments regarding the performing of her catalog of music owned by Big Machine Records – and he’s doing it to protect his family.

In a late-night Instagram post, the media mogul mentioned comments he made earlier in the day at a Hollywood conference that derided “toxic division” sowed by social media turf battles, saying engaging in a public battle with Swift over their business-related disputes was “just not my style.” He also pointed out that his family has since received “numerous death threats” from the “You Need To Calm Down” singer’s fans.

Braun went on to tell Swift that her “words carry a tremendous amount of weight and that your message can be interpreted by some in different ways.” He closed his post by claiming his team notified Swift’s attorney “4 days ago” of the threats, but that there has been no response, alluding to the idea that the 29-year-old songstress has not made an effort to call off her fans. “I’m still hopeful we can fix this,” he writes. Check out the full post below.

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