As Taylor Swift called out Scooter Braun for “incessant, manipulative bullying” as he scooped up her music catalog through the acquisition of Big Machine Records – her former label – in an open letter on Tumblr, his wife, Yael Cohen has come to his defense.

Cohen fired back at Swift, saying “I have never been one for a public airing of laundry, but when you attack my husband… here we go. Let’s start with @taylorswift, whoa. Then let’s get the facts straight. You were given the opportunity to own your masters, you passed. Interesting that the man you’re so ‘grossed out’ by believed in you more than you believe in yourself.”

In her lengthy post to Swift on Instagram, Cohen continued, “And girl, who are you to talk about bullying? The world has watched you collect and drop friends like wilted flowers. My husband is anything but a bully, he’s spent his life standing up for people and causes he believes in. Beyond that, it’s easy to see that the point of putting this out was to get people to bully him. You are supposed to be a role model, but continue to model bullying.”

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The heated exchange proves that Cohen isn’t one to step back and let one say what they want about her husband, even if it is against mega-star, Swift. Cohen certainly has the chops to fight back, but who exactly is she? Here’s everything we know about Cohen and her relationship with Braun.

  1. Cohen is 32-years-old.
  2. She was born in South Africa and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, according to Wag Center.
  3. She has a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of British Columbia, the news outlet said.
  4. She is the founder and CEO of nonprofit FCancer.
  5. She started FCancer in 2009 when her mother was diagnosed with the disease, Forbes reported.
  6. She is also the founder of the publication, Motherlucker.
  7. In 2012, she was named one of the “12 people who are transforming philanthropy” by Canada’s The Globe and Mail, according to her bio on All American Speakers.
  8. She was one of Elle’s 2012 Genius Award recipients.
  9. Cohen was also named Canada’s Most Powerful Women by the Financial Post and one of Vancouver’s Forty Under 40 by Business In Vancouver Magazine.
  10. She has been awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Award.
  11. She has also participated in the Summit Series, the Clinton Global Initiative, Big Omaha, TEDWomen, TEDx Vancouver, the United Nations Nexus Conference, and TEDMED, according to her All America Speakers bio.
  12. In 2018, she became the senior advisor for Bumble, WagCenter reported.
  13. She married Braun in 2014.
  14. She has three children with Braun – two sons and a daughter, the news outlet said.

Yael Cohen Yael Cohen fights back against the comments that Taylor Swift made about her husband. Yael Cohen and Scooter Braun attend the MOCA Benefit 2019 at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA on May 18, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Photo: Getty Images/JC Olivera