Ruby Rose has taken a swipe at her former manager after he was found guilty of embezzling money from his ex-client Guy Sebastian.
The Australian actress and model shared a blistering nine-word message on her Instagram stories taking aim at Titus Day.
Day was found guilty by a jury on Thursday of more than 30 of 47 charges after he was accused of stealing almost $900,000 from Sebastian.
‘Dear Titus, I am so glad justice was served,’ Rose wrote, sharing a statement Sebastian made after the guilty verdict.
Rose was formerly managed by Day and his company 6 Degrees Management, which counted swimmer Stephanie Rice and Sophie Monk among its clients.
Ruby Rose has taken a swipe at her former manager after he was found guilty of embezzling money from his other client Guy Sebastian
Day was found guilty by a jury on Thursday of more than 30 of 47 charges after he was accused of stealing almost $900,000 from Sebastian
Her Instagram story was shared to her 19.6million followers and included a snapshot of a social media post made by Sebastian following the trial
Her Instagram story was shared to her 19.6million followers and included a snapshot of a social media post made by Sebastian following 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’s nothing more important than trust in an artist/manager relationship. The thing is, Titus was more than just my manager, he was one of my closest mates.’
Sebastian said he’d repeatedly tried to solve the issues with Day but was met with ‘the most outrageous and unfounded accusations’, he claimed were being used to ‘tarnish my reputation’.
He admitted he found the court proceedings ‘tougher than I thought’ and said he often felt at times like he was the one on trial ‘rather than the victim’.
‘I knew however, 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 is right.’
The trial had been beset by troubles, including the death of original judge Peter Zahra, the dismissal of five jurors from a panel of 15 and Sebastian contracting Covid-19.
Jurors heard the astronomical figures Sebastian was paid for 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 his wife Jules) accused his former manager of stealing almost $900,000 between 2013 and 2020. Titus Day was found guilty of more than 30 of 47 embezzlement charges on Thursday afternoon
Sebastian charged $54,341 to sing at a wedding in Jakarta in July 2017 and McDonald’s paid the entertainer $66,000 to appear at a conference in September that year.
The hit-maker also received $49,114.62 for singing at Allianz Stadium in Sydney during the British and Irish Lions rugby tour in 2013.
Sebastian gave evidence that he had been given a boat, international air fares and the use of two Toyota LandCruisers for himself and his wife instead of cash payment as part of ‘contra’ deals with major companies.
Day managed Sebastian for about a decade until November 2017 when the singer terminated their arrangement in an acrimonious break-up.
The court heard Sebastian subsequently found ‘anomalies’ in financial records suggesting he was still owed payments by Day and in July 2018 the performer launched a civil claim against him.
Titus Day (pictured) has been found guilty of embezzling money from his former star client Guy Sebastian. He was previously acquitted by a NSW District Court jury of three counts of embezzlement at the direction of the presiding judge
Sebastian later went to police, which resulted in the trial at which each man accused the other of owing him money.
The amounts of money Day was alleged to have embezzled ranged from $361.34 in royalties to $187,524 in performance fees. One charge concerned a $21,000 ambassadorship.
Judge Tim Gartelmann ordered the jury to return not guilty verdicts for three charges of embezzlement on 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.
Defence barrister Dominic Toomey SC made the application for acquittal after the prosecution case ended, which Crown prosecutor David Morters SC agreed to after admitting there was no evidence.
‘There was simply no evidence at all that the accused did the act alleged to constitute any of these offences,’ Judge Gartelmann said.
Jurors heard the astronomical figures Sebastian was paid for 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 they found Day not guilty on any of the 47 remaining charges, he must also be acquitted of the corresponding back-up charge of the lesser crime of larceny.
Day did not give evidence at the trial.
‘The accused exercised a right to silence in declining to do so,’ Judge Gartelmann told the jury.
‘He had no obligation to give evidence or to call any at all.
‘The accused need not prove anything at all… the fact he did not call or give any evidence cannot be used against him in any way at all. No inference can be drawn from it.’
Day managed Sebastian for about a decade until November 2017 when the singer terminated their arrangement in an acrimonious break-up. Sebastian is pictured outside court