Taylor Swift ‘threatens lawsuit’ against former ‘music teacher’

Is Swifty in another lawsuit?

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by Maria Vallahis |
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Taylor Swift could be threatening legal action against a man who claims he taught the pop star how to 'play guitar and write songs'. That's a HUGE statement to make - especially if the superstar artist is denying it. Oops.

This computer tech guy is called Ronnie Cremer and reportedly after he revealed this 'news' to New York Daily News last month, the part-time musician purchased the domain name itaughttaylorswift.com.

Reports state Swifty's legal team sent an email on February 6 to Cremer to shut down the site within three days - threatening further action if he didn't. Well it's been way over three days now.


Earlier this week he told the website: "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."

Cremer received an email from TAS Rights Management, LCC saying that Cremer's 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 stunning at this year's Grammys.
Taylor stunning at this year's Grammys.

Cremer also continued to tell the site: "I got a lot of hate mail from Swift fans who just do not want to believe under any circumstances that Taylor lied to them.

"That's 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."

Taken from a 2009 promotional DVD Swifty said: "When I was about 12 this magical twist of fate (happened). I was doing my homework [when the tech fixing my computer] looked over and saw the guitar in the corner. And he said, 'Do you play guitar?' I said, 'Oh. No. I tried, but ....' He said 'Do you want me to teach you a few chords?' and I said, 'Uh, yeah. YES!'"

Well according to Cremer, he spent two years working with Swifty, after her parents employed him.

He also claimed he did no work on the Swifty family computers until he had been teaching music for several months.

He says he now hopes to turn his website into a landing spot for untold Swift stories, and is not looking to make money. "I would like to develop it," he said. "It's really not going to be a for-profit website. I've got nothing to sell on it. It's going to be an informational website that basically lets people know what really happened."

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