Taylor Swift may be the music world’s golden girl, but her latest actions don’t exactly live up to her reputation. While many stars in the past have fallen out with their management team or agents, Taylor’s gone one step further by threatening to sue her old guitar teacher.
No Domain for This Dame
Computer repairman and part-time musician Ronnie Cremer recently spoke about how he gave the Shake It Off hitmaker music lessons when she was younger, and since then he has registered the website ITaughtTaylorSwift.com, much to the fury of her representatives. TAS Rights Management, LCC emailed Ronnie last week to say the domain name “incorporates the famous Taylor Swift trademark in its entirety and suggests TAS’s sponsorship or endorsement of your website. The Domain Name and your use of the Domain Name are also highly likely to dilute, and to tarnish, the famous Taylor Swift trademark.”
Taylor’s Dream Lie
The letter went on to “demand” the technician give up the name within three days of receipt, but he insists he won’t back down. He told the New York Daily News newspaper: “I almost feel like they were trying to bully me a little bit. I’m not giving back the domain name. I mean, Go Daddy sold it to me.” Ronnie also admitted he has received hate mail after revealing he was hired by Taylor’s parents to give her guitar lessons when she was 12, disputing the 25-year-old singer’s previous claim that she was offered lessons by a computer technician while doing her homework. He said: “I got a lot of hate mail from Swift fans who just don’t want to believe under any circumstances that Taylor lied to them.” He added: “That she’s just not capable. That her story, that she called a “magical twist of fate” story, could ever not be the truth. And I just feel like if I keep getting the story that was told by you out there, and other bits, that the truth will finally come out, and she will have to acknowledge.”
The Brunch Bully
T-Swizzle’s former teacher isn’t the only man under attack from the singer. Rap mogul Jay Z was cornered by her at the Grammys and was pretty much forced to go for brunch with her. Our spies said that during the commercial break Taylor was repeatedly telling Jay, 45, that she wants to dine with him, stating: “I really want to go to brunch… I really want to go to brunch.” An unimpressed Hov kindly smiled, before Swifty then bizarrely started chanting: “Brunch, brunch, brunch.” Beaten into submission Jay was seen mouthing “OK” to Taylor, so it looks like he’s going to be sitting down for mussels and Moet whether he likes it or not!