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Scooter Braun hit with a $50M lawsuit by former Goldman Sachs partner

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Music exec Scooter Braun, best known for his ugly public spat with Taylor Swift, lured a high-flying financier into a dead-end job by name-dropping stars like Kanye West, according to a new lawsuit. 

Former Goldman Sachs partner Peter Comisar says Braun duped him into leaving his lucrative gig at Guggenheim Securities by promising him a role at the top of a new boutique investment firm that he claimed would be backed by media titans like Apple’s Jimmy Iovine, Hollywood magnate David Geffen as well as the billionaire Soros family.

“Braun, by all outward appearance, was the real deal,” the lawsuit said. But when it came time to secure funding from his high-powered pals, he turned out to be a “sheep in wolves clothing,” the suit said.

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Comisar’s Los Angeles state court lawsuit alleges that Braun “aggressively courted” him from 2016 to 2017 to launch Scope Capital Partners together with business manager David Bolno. 

According to court papers, the courtship kicked off in 2016 with Bolno touting Braun’s success “reigniting Calvin Klein underwear through a campaign with Justin Bieber and creating the Yeezy brand for Kanye West.”

The courtship hit a fever pitch