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Guy Sebastian defends himself after video emerges of him swearing at teenagers who ‘provoked him’

Guy Sebastian defends himself after video emerges of him swearing at teenagers who ‘provoked him’: ‘I was a kid once, I wasn’t a f**ckwit’

Guy Sebastian has been forced to defend himself after a video emerged of him having a heated altercation with a group of teenagers.

In the footage, the singer is seen approaching young teenagers during the Easter school holiday break and saying: ‘I was f..king being nice to you.’

The 40-year-old has addressed the video, telling Sunday Confidential that he was ‘provoked for a reaction’.

‘I was being provoked for a reaction’: Guy Sebastian (pictured) has defended himself after a video emerged of him swearing at teenagers who ‘provoked him’ amid court trial

‘We all know teenagers can push boundaries. This isn’t an isolated situation,’ he said.

‘Being provoked for a reaction and being filmed sometimes comes with being in the public eye.’

Guy admitted he ‘shouldn’t have sworn but it’s a very short snippet of a situation that does not tell the full story’.

In the video, Guy approaches young teenagers and says: ‘I’m just f**king being nice to you.’

‘He’s a kid calm down,’ one person can be heard saying.

‘Yeah, I don’t care. I was a kid once. I wasn’t a f**kwit,’ Guy responds.

Video: In the footage, the singer is seen approaching young teenagers during the Easter school holiday break and saying: 'I was f..king being nice to you'

Video: In the footage, the singer is seen approaching young teenagers during the Easter school holiday break and saying: ‘I was f..king being nice to you’

It comes after Sebastian gave evidence in the trial of his long-serving agent Titus Day at the Downing Centre District Court in Sydney on Wednesday.

Day is accused of embezzling about $900,000 from his client over seven years, which the celebrity manager has forcefully denied.

Day has pleaded not guilty to 50 charges of embezzlement as a clerk or servant, and 50 alternative counts of stealing. The charges relate to about $900,000 in allegedly missing royalties and performance fees.

Court: It comes after Sebastian gave evidence in the trial of his long-serving agent Titus Day (left) at the Downing Centre District Court in Sydney on Wednesday

Court: It comes after Sebastian gave evidence in the trial of his long-serving agent Titus Day (left) at the Downing Centre District Court in Sydney on Wednesday

The Crown claims Day received payments on behalf of his client between 2013 and 2020, but rather than forwarding the money to Sebastian, kept it for his own purposes.

The amounts of money the 49-year-old is alleged to have embezzled range from $361.34 in royalties to $187,524 in performance fees.

Day, a qualified lawyer, first managed Sebastian in 2007 while working for 22 Management, run by Sean Anderson.

There is no suggestion that Mr Anderson was involved in any alleged wrongdoing.

Sebastian had about nine months left on a three-year contract when Day approached him in July 2009 to join his own new company 6 Degrees. 

Claims: Day is accused of embezzling about $900,000 from his client over seven years, which the celebrity manager has forcefully denied

Claims: Day is accused of embezzling about $900,000 from his client over seven years, which the celebrity manager has forcefully denied 

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