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Guy Sebastian Texted Super Fan As He Testified In Titus Day Case, Messages Reveal

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A groom who hired Guy Sebastian to sing at his wedding in Venice has denied wanting to support him by providing false evidence during the embezzlement trial of the pop star’s former manager as lyrics were revealed in court between the couple.

Christian Bugno testified that he spoke to Sebastian about the marriage transaction many years ago, but later told the jury that the singer texted him at 12:27 PM Las Vegas time on May 23.

Sebastian, whose cross-examination continued during the May 24 trial, began a series of text messages to him with one: “Brother, I’m sorry, but this is so urgent, because I’m in court.”

Mr Bugno testified from Las Vegas on Thursday at the NSW District Court trial of Titus Emanuel Day, who is accused of embezzling nearly $1 million from Sebastian.

The 49-year-old has pleaded not guilty to 50 charges, including fraudulently embezzling money allegedly owed to Sebastian through royalties and performance fees.

He also denies 50 alternate counts of theft or theft.

Guy Sebastian is suing his former manager Titus Day, accusing him of embezzling nearly $1 million during their partnership

The lyrics between Guy Sebastian and Christian Bugno.  The couple talked about business class flights last week

The lyrics between Guy Sebastian and Christian Bugno. The couple talked about business class flights last week

Titus Day (pictured), Guy Sebastian's former manager, is being charged by the singer at Downing Center Court in Sydney

Titus Day (pictured), Guy Sebastian’s former manager, is being charged by the singer at Downing Center Court in Sydney

The pop singer’s wife Jules Sebastian will be questioned Friday after giving brief evidence late Thursday that she was an ambassador for a few months in 2015 for an organization called Play Kids.

She agreed to be paid $15,000 and was directed to an email from Day referring to the initial payment of $6403.25, an amount she believes had been deposited into her bank account.

Mr Bugno testified that he initially repeatedly contacted a company called Vogue Entertainment to have Sebastian perform at his 2016 wedding in Venice.

But when he got no response, he contacted the singer directly.

He said he did not receive an invoice from Vogue, but paid the performance fee to Day’s company, Six Degrees.

Mr Bugno said he was also involved in paying for business class flights to Venice for Sebastian and Day.

The trial was briefly adjourned when Mr Bugno revealed he had sent a trail of emails to Vogue Entertainment over a four-month period about wanting to hire Sebastian for his wedding.

“Have you spoken to Mr Sebastian about this?” Day’s attorney Dominic Toomey SC asked.

“My communication with Mr. Sebastian was many years ago when I first moved to Vegas,” he replied.

“I said if I can support at any time, I’d be happy to support providing evidence.”

But he later said Sebastian contacted him about a week ago and held up his cell phone to show their exchanges which the pop singer began on May 23.

Jules Sebastian (right) testifies on Friday

Jules Sebastian (right) testifies on Friday

Jules will testify in support of her husband on Friday.  Guy sues his former manager for alleged embezzlement

Jules will testify in support of her husband on Friday. Guy sues his former manager for alleged embezzlement

After writing that he was in court, he asked if Mr. Bugno could somehow find out who had paid for Day’s flight to Venice.

“Yes, my father,” he replied, saying the tickets were business class.

“Thanks bro, this is great timing. I’ll call you as soon as this is over and I’m done giving evidence,” Sebastian said.

Mr Toomey referred the witness to his previous evidence when he said he had not communicated with Sebastian about the matter.

“That wasn’t true,” the lawyer said.

Mr Bugno agreed but said he had not understood the question and apologized, saying he understood he was asked about his first conversation with Sebastian ‘then’.

“I was confused by the situation,” he said.

“It wasn’t true because you were here to support Mr. Sebastian,” Mr. Toomey said.

‘Incorrect,’ replied Mr Bugno.

The trial continues before Judge Timothy Gartelmann.

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