A manager to the stars accused of scamming his clients out of ‘significant amounts of money’ has abandoned plans to file an AVO against Guy Sebastian.
Titus Day, 46, withdrew the apprehended violence order application on Thursday, two months after he was charged with 61 counts of defrauding Sebastian.
Police allege the celebrity agent ripped off The Voice coach between 2013 and 2020 to the tune of $1.15million.
Lawyer Daniel Wakim appeared before Waverly Local Court on Thursday on behalf of the Bondi local.
He told the court his client was withdrawing the application and it was dismissed by Magistrate Ross Hudson.
‘We would like to emphasise that the withdrawal was based on mutual and consented agreement between the parties with all parties bearing their own legal costs,’ Mr Wakim told The Daily Telegraph outside court.
Earlier this month, a court heard Mr Sebastian had only received five of 24 payments made by overseas company Premier Muzik into a trust account, which Mr Day had sole access to.
Mr Day effectively managed the income source of Mr Sebastian’s career and was entitled to a 10 per cent commission.
However, 19 transactions were kept in Mr Day’s account, or were diverted into unknown accounts, court documents allege.
‘It could be said that it is a strong prosecution case,’ Magistrate Hudson told the court.
Mr Day’s bail conditions include not approaching Mr Sebastian except through a lawyer.
If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of 10 years jail.
Mr Day started as 6 Degrees management director in 2012, with Sebastian being one of the first big starts to sign with him.
Mr Day managed Mr Sebastian’s income for eight years after the deal was signed.
‘The amount totals over $1million dollars – this is a significant amount of money and police believe this is of the higher-level fraud offence,’ police alleged in the documents.
Mr Day will return to Downing Centre Local Court on September 17.