UPDATE SATURDAY PM: Big Machine Label Group’s Nashville headquarters closed early on Friday, allegedly because of death threats made to staff.
Entertainment Tonight reported that the label closed its offices at 12:30 PM after employees received “direct and hostile death threats.”
Update Friday, throughout Taylor Swift, says former label Big Machine, is enlisting “her fanbase in a calculated manner that greatly affects the safety of our employees and their families.”
Nah, responds Swift’s camp, Big Machine is just “trying to deflect” away from the $7.9 million Taylor claims are owed her in unpaid royalties.
The brickbats and accusations continued today in the latest chapter of the Taylor Swift-Big Machine feud that kicked off last night when Swift published to her social media channels claims that her planned appearance on the Nov. 24 American Music Awards and the production of a new Netflix documentary on her career may both be put on hold due to legal threats made by Big Machine.
(See the actual social media correspondence below; Also, read the many responses from Swift’s celebrity friends – and others – taking sides, below.)