Ruby Rose slams former manager Titus Day after embezzlement verdict against Guy Sebastian

Ruby Rose took a swing at her former manager after he was found guilty of embezzling money from her former client Guy Sebastian.

The Australian actress and model shared a nine-word message on her Instagram stories pointing to Titus Day.

Day was found guilty by a jury Thursday on more than 30 of 47 counts after being accused of stealing nearly $900,000 from Sebastian.

“Dear Titus, I am so glad justice has been done,” Rose wrote, sharing a statement Sebastian made after the guilty verdict.

Rose was previously managed by Day and her company 6 Degrees Management, which counted swimmer Stephanie Rice and Sophie Monk among its clients.

Ruby Rose took a swing at her former manager after he was found guilty of embezzling money from her other client, Guy Sebastian.

Ruby Rose took a swing at her former manager after he was found guilty of embezzling money from her other client, Guy Sebastian.

Day was found guilty by a jury Thursday on more than 30 of 47 counts after he was accused of stealing nearly $900,000 from Sebastian.

Day was found guilty by a jury Thursday on more than 30 of 47 counts after he was accused of stealing nearly $900,000 from Sebastian.

His Instagram story was shared with his 19.6 million followers and included a snapshot of a social media post made by Sebastian after the trial.

His Instagram story was shared with his 19.6 million followers and included a snapshot of a social media post made by Sebastian after the trial.

His Instagram story was shared with his 19.6 million followers and included a snapshot of a social media post made by Sebastian after the trial.

“It was not only shocking but heartbreaking to discover the depth of betrayal and dishonesty that I uncovered over these last four and a half years,” he wrote.

‘There is nothing more important than trust in an artist/director relationship. The thing is, Titus was more than my manager, he was one of my closest teammates.

Sebastian said he had repeatedly tried to work out the issues with Day, but was met with “the most outrageous and baseless accusations” he claimed were being used to “tarnish my reputation”.

He admitted that he found the court proceedings “harder than he thought” and said that he sometimes felt that he was the one being judged “rather than the victim”.

“However, I knew I couldn’t give up,” he continued.

“This betrayal happens far too often in my industry and not every artist is in a position to stand up for what’s right.”

The trial had been plagued with problems, including the death of original judge Peter Zahra, the firing of five jurors from a panel of 15, and Sebastian contracting Covid-19.

The jury heard the astronomical figures Sebastian received for his performances, including $494,360 to support Taylor Swift during the four-city Australian leg of her ‘The Red Tour’ in December 2013.

Guy Sebastian (pictured with wife Jules) has accused his former manager of stealing nearly $900,000 between 2013 and 2020. Titus Day was found guilty of more than 30 of 47 counts of embezzlement on Thursday afternoon.

Guy Sebastian (pictured with wife Jules) has accused his former manager of stealing nearly $900,000 between 2013 and 2020. Titus Day was found guilty of more than 30 of 47 counts of embezzlement on Thursday afternoon.

Sebastian was paid $54,341 to sing at a Jakarta wedding in July 2017, and McDonald’s paid the artist $66,000 to perform at a conference in September of that year.

The hitmaker was also paid $49,114.62 to sing at Sydney’s Allianz Stadium during the British and Irish Lions rugby tour in 2013.

Sebastian gave evidence that he had been given a boat, international airfare and the use of two Toyota LandCruisers for him and his wife in lieu of cash payment as part of ‘contra’ agreements with major companies.

Day managed Sebastian for roughly a decade until November 2017, when the singer ended their deal in an acrimonious breakup.

The court heard that Sebastian later found “anomalies” in the financial records that suggested Day still owed him payments, and in July 2018, the artist filed a civil lawsuit against him.

Titus Day (pictured) has been found guilty of embezzling money from his former star client Guy Sebastian.  Earlier, a New South Wales District Court jury acquitted him of three counts of embezzlement at the direction of the presiding judge.

Titus Day (pictured) has been found guilty of embezzling money from his former star client Guy Sebastian. Earlier, a New South Wales District Court jury acquitted him of three counts of embezzlement at the direction of the presiding judge.

Sebastian later went to the police, which resulted in a lawsuit in which each man accused the other of owing him money.

The amounts of money Day is alleged to have embezzled ranged from $361.34 in royalties to $187,524 in performance fees. One charge concerned a $21,000 embassy.

Judge Tim Gartelmann ordered the jury to return not guilty verdicts on three counts of embezzlement June 9 after prosecutors admitted Day had no case to answer.

Those charges related to Day allegedly embezzling royalty payments of $13,380.60, $936 and $361.34 between 2014 and 2020.

Defense barrister Dominic Toomey SC made the request for acquittal after the prosecution’s case was over, which was agreed to by Crown Prosecutor David Morters SC after admitting there was no evidence.

“There was simply no evidence whatsoever that the defendant committed the act that allegedly constituted any of these crimes,” Judge Gartelmann said.

The jury heard the astronomical figures Sebastian received for his performances, including $494,360 to support Taylor Swift during the four-city Australian leg of her 'The Red Tour' in December 2013.

The jury heard the astronomical figures Sebastian received for his performances, including $494,360 to support Taylor Swift during the four-city Australian leg of her ‘The Red Tour’ in December 2013.

Judge Gartelmann also told the jury that if Day is found not guilty on any of the remaining 47 counts, he must also be acquitted of the corresponding supporting charge of misdemeanor larceny.

Day did not testify at trial.

“The defendant exercised his right to silence by refusing to do so,” Judge Gartelmann told the jury.

He was under no obligation to testify or to call anyone.

‘The defendant does not need to prove anything at all…the fact that he did not call or give any evidence cannot be used against him in any way. No inference can be drawn from it.

Day managed Sebastian for roughly a decade until November 2017, when the singer ended their deal in an acrimonious breakup.  Sebastian is pictured outside the court

Day managed Sebastian for roughly a decade until November 2017, when the singer ended their deal in an acrimonious breakup. Sebastian is pictured outside the court

Source link

Leave a Comment

%d bloggers like this: