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‘Ridiculous’: Guy Condemns Taylor Swift Tax Claim

Guy Sebastian has faced criticism in court over his performance for a scammer and huge earnings from Taylor Swift performances.

Guy Sebastian has told a court he regrets referring to “fat older wild women” in an email he sent to his former manager, who is on trial for embezzling about $900,000 he owes the singer.

Sebastian said he was “not proud” of the terminology used in the email he sent in 2017 when questioning whether he would agree to perform as an unpaid support act for Shane Filan, who was a member of the Irish boy band Westlife touring the UK. †

Details about the email came to light in the NSW District Court on Thursday, as Mr Sebastian continued to testify at Titus Day’s trial.

“I had some questions about whether it was the right tour and the right fit,” Mr Sebastian told the court when asked about the email and his thoughts on the Filan tour.

“Since Mr. Filan was an ex-boy band member, I wasn’t sure the demographics were right. I thought I would stand out compared to the main show.

“At that time, the music I was making was very electronic in nature.”

Mr Sebastian, who serves as a judge at The Voice Australia, said he emailed Mr Day to express his concerns and feedback he received from another person about the key demographic of members of the public.

“She (the other person) said they were all fat older wild women,” Mr Sebastian wrote in the email.

“Are we destroying companies for it?”

In a shocking development, the court was told that the words “fat”, “older” and “wild” had been removed from a copy of the original email Mr Sebastian sent when it was first presented in court. .

Mr Sebastian said he did not remove those words and he blamed Mr Day.

“If I search my sent folder, I see the original sent message…if I go to the body, I see where there is a reply from Mr. Day and that part has been removed; there are only women standing there,” Mr Sebastian told attorney Dominic Toomey SC.

“I have never denied that I wrote this email.”

Guy’s Angry Response to Taylor Swift Claims

Mr Sebastian performed at some of Mr Filan’s concerts but the court was told that Mr Sebastian left the UK before the tour ended because he didn’t like how the tour was going and was struggling with mental illness.

Mr Day has denied all charges and pleaded not guilty to 50 counts of fraudulent misappropriation of money allegedly owed to Mr Sebastian, along with 50 alternative counts of theft.

The court was told that Mr. day mr. Sebastian hadn’t paid what he owed to perform at a wedding at the exclusive Doltone House venue, because a con man had cheated on the couple.

Mr. Sebastian was owed $33,000 to be the wedding singer, but Mr. Toomey said the scammer only paid $10,000 to Mr. Day.

When Mr. Toomey suggested that the proceeds of the $494,000 owed for performing at four Taylor Swift concerts in 2013 be spent on buying stock in a company called My Medical Records (MMR), Mr. Sebastian hit back.

“I strongly reject that suggestion,” said Mr Sebastian.

“I certainly didn’t buy those shares.”

After Mr Sebastian said he never raised the alleged missing earnings from the Taylor Swift concerts with the police until 2020, Mr Toomey produced an email saying he suggested that Mr Sebastian instructed Mr Day to to buy the MMR shares worth $130,000.

“This is the first time I have ever seen this email and I have searched extensively for this information,” replied Mr Sebastian.

During the exchange, Mr Toomey told Mr Sebastian, “You did not want to pay taxes on the money paid to you for your support of Taylor Swift.”

“That might be the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard,” said Mr. Sebastian.

“I don’t think about taxes. If there is a question about taxes, feel free to ask my accountant.”

Moving on to his tax affairs, Mr Sebastian said he did not know the estimated dollar value associated with deals. He had to be ambassadors for companies where he received payments in kind, such as cars, flights and equipment.

Mr Toomey said a deal between Toyota and Mr Sebastian was valued at more than $140,000.

“I am not aware of whatever those arrangements are,” said Mr Sebastian.

“I wouldn’t say it’s a lucrative deal… I don’t own the cars. I don’t know what it costs to lease two cars.”

The court heard that a Bluefin boat Mr Sebastian received to perform at a festival in Queensland was worth less than the $130,000 to $150,000 he would normally receive for such a performance.

Mr Toomey told Sebastian “you justified it” [accepting the boat] partly because after tax, if you were paid in cash, and after commissions, you would be at about the same point.”

“You thought you didn’t have to declare the value of the boat as income and therefore not pay taxes on it,” said Mr Toomey.

Mr Sebastian said he “wouldn’t have thought so”.

Judge Tim Gartelmann SC cut the question shortly after Mr Toomey asked if Mr Sebastian had declared the boat for tax purposes.

“Don’t answer that question,” Judge Gartelmann told Sebastian.

“There is a legal issue that I need to address before we proceed with evidence.”

The trial will resume on Monday.

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