Pop singer Taylor Swift called out billionaire investor George Soros in a Thursday speech, saying the Democratic megadonor and his family bankrolled the exploitation of her music.
Swift's attack came amid a public feud with music executive Scooter Braun. She said Soros's financial backing of Braun's purchase of the rights to her music catalog "enabled" Braun to mistreat her. Braun has cited those rights to block Swift from performing her own songs.
"The fact is that private equity enabled this man to think, according to his own social media post, that he could ‘buy me.' But I'm obviously not going willingly," Swift said while accepting the Woman of the Decade award at Billboard's "Women in Music" event...
Last night Taylor Swift revealed in her Billboard “Woman of The Decade” speech that billionaire Dem donor George Soros funded the deal to buy the rights to her music. pic.twitter.com/RoHe8abHv6— Alex Clark 💖🇺🇸 (@yoalexrapz) December 13, 2019
Like Soros, Braun is a major Democratic donor with a history of backing liberal causes. Braun and actor George Clooney backed the ostensibly student-led 2018 March For Our Lives rally for gun control in Washington, D.C.