Guy Sebastian’s motive questioned at trial of former manager accused of embezzling $1 million

Pop star Guy Sebastian was the star witness in court today in the trial of his former manager, who is accused of embezzling more than $1 million from the singer over a decade.

Titus Day allegedly pocketed money from royalties, gig fees and ambassadorship that should have gone to the singer, but the talent agent argued there was a clear answer for every charge. 

“He would be responsible for organising gigs, booking them, booking tours, negotiating with record labels… basically everything that I did professionally was done by Mr Day,” Mr Sebastian told the court.

Pop singer Guy Sebastian outside court. (Brook Mitchell)

The first ever Australian Idol winner also said he didn’t read over the deals because Mr Day was a contract lawyer.

Mr Day worked for Mr Sebastian for a decade until their relationship soured in 2017 – leading to civil action and now a criminal trial.

The singer’s motivation was questioned by the manager’s barrister today, who told the jury the case was “misconceived”.

Titus Day Guy Sebastian former manager talent agent in 2020
The singer’s former manager Titus Day in 2020. (Brook Mitchell)

“You may wonder whether the authorities, particularly police, were even willfully blind, seduced perhaps by Mr Sebastian’s high profile,” Dominic Toomey SC said.

The pop star was shy on the stand as he spoke about his skyrocketing career, number one singles, and how he was wooed to sign exclusively with Mr Day in 2009.

He will return to continue to give evidence tomorrow.

Reference-www.9news.com.au

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