Taylor Swift’s Cat Meredith Scratches Her Leg: “Now You Owe Me $40 Million!”

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Taylor Swift Cat Scratch

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Taylor Swift got scratched by her beloved cat Meredith on Saturday, and the singer used the opportunity to joke about a recent rumor claiming she’d had her legs insured for $40 million. Swift posted a picture of her not-so-badly injured left leg (see below), captioning it, “GREAT WORK MEREDITH I WAS JUST TRYING TO LOVE YOU AND NOW YOU OWE ME 40 MILLION DOLLARS.”

Earlier this week, dozens of outlets ran some version of a report alleging Swift either had taken out a $40 million insurance policy on her legs or was exploring the possibility of insuring them and had gotten a $40 million valuation. None of the reports was actually confirmed, but outlets love nothing more than giant money figures, so the story stuck.

Meredith the cat, of course, was named for the “Grey’s Anatomy” character Meredith Grey. Swift’s other cat, Olivia, takes her name from “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” detective Olivia Benson. They’ve both been very visible components of Swift’s life, with the singer often including them on social media. The cats have become so well-known, tabloids are even writing about them now. Last October, OK! hilariously claimed Swift was letting Meredith and Olivia choose her next boyfriend. It was false, as Gossip Cop reported, and we have a feeling Meredith won’t be allowed anywhere near important decisions following her $40 million mistake. Check out the picture of Swift’s scratched leg below.

Taylor Swift Leg Scratch



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