Guy Sebastian’s legal team claims to have copies of emails between the singer’s former manager Titus Day and Montreal-based international music rights company Premier Muzik it says prove Day was wrongfully diverting royalties intended for Sebastian, more than two years after they had split.
On Wednesday afternoon Sebastian’s lawyers applied to the Federal Court to amend its claim against Day to include the January emails, which claim to show Day provided new bank details for the sum of US$19,236.14 to be deposited, the proceeds of earnings from Sebastian’s international music rights.
However, Mr Day, who has been embroiled in a legal stoush with Sebastian for the past two years, denied any wrongdoing, saying his business, 6 Degrees Management, had been “crippled” when the singer terminated his management after more than 11 years.
“The essence of this whole case is that Guy says I withheld money from him. I say I didn’t and that any money I held or hold is a fraction of the commissions that he owed 6 Degrees,” Day said.