Guy Sebastian’s ex-manager has been arrested in Sydney over charges he allegedly defrauded the singer of more than $1.15 million over seven years.
Titus Day, 47, was arrested at a home in Bondi just after 6.30pm Thursday, NSW Police said in a statement.
Police inquiries allegedly revealed multiple fraud offences committed between December 2013 and April 2020.
He was taken to Waverley Police Station, where he is expected to be charged with fraud-related offences.
Day allegedly knowingly withheld proceeds from Sebastian’s work over a seven-year-period, according to The Daily Telegraph.
This arrest comes amid a furious court battle between the pair, with each claiming to be owed hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Sebastian claims Day owes him $200,000 over an alleged breach of contract and unpaid fees, while the singer’s former manager says he is owed $800,000.
Day previously told The Sydney Morning Herald that his business was “crippled” due to money allegedly owed by Sebastian.
“Guy terminated the management contract after 11-and-a-half years without notice and then refused to pay me commissions on any work that I did, even for events that had been completed. That crippled my business,” he told the publication.
“All income that is earned comes to the manager first and then is paid on after commissions are deducted. That’s how management deals work. Any money I am holding from royalties or otherwise is a fraction of what he refused to pay me as commissions for work I did as his manager.”
The pair worked together for more than 11 years before going their separate ways in 2017.
At the time Day said he was “very sad to be losing Guy as a client”.
Day’s management agency, 6 Degrees Management, went into liquidation in July last year.
He had previously represented other Australian celebrities including Sophie Monk and Shannon Noll.