‘I hope my case can serve as an example to all artists’: Sebastian
Police arrested Day at his home in Bondi at 6.30pm on Wednesday for allegedly defrauding Sebastian of more than $1.15 million over a seven-year period, leading to 62 charges overnight.
The singer said in a statement today that he hopes the case serves as an example to all artists about the importance of transparency and trust between a manager and an artist.
“I am aware of the charges laid by police against my former manager Titus Day,” Sebastian said.
“As has been reported, I have had an ongoing dispute with Titus for a number of years, and today I am absolutely devastated to learn the nature and detail of these charges.”
The pair worked together for over a decade and parted in November 2017.
Sebastian claims all his income was controlled by Day’s now liquidated 6 Degrees management company, and launched his own probe after “noticing some disparities in payments”.
“I requested important financial information that I was rightfully entitled to, and upon doing so our relationship began deteriorating,” Sebastian said.
“Over these last years, my integrity and reputation have been questioned, and many untruths have been publicly stated.
“For me, this has been deeply personal and this period has been the toughest of my life. These charges are a sad vindication of my position.”
“No one in my industry deserves this to happen and I hope my case can serve as an example to all artists about the importance of transparency and trust between a manager and an artist.”
Sebastian is now managed by Jennifer Fontaine, who also reps his wife Jules and Human Nature.