Sebastian manager grounded
helped bring Mr McAvoy to Australia. He aimed to compete in the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games but failed to qualify, in an era of outstanding British talent. But Mr McAvoy and two mates decided to travel to Australia to watch the Olympics anyway.
They hitchhiked by ship, travelling through the Middle East, India and Sri Lanka.
They were left stranded in Sri Lanka due to a lack of ships passing through when a major canal closed, and spent time there working as extras on the movie The Bridge On The River Kwai.
The trio eventually arrived in Perth weeks after the
CELEBRITY manager Titus Day, who faces charges for allegedly ripping off pop star Guy Sebastian to the tune of $1 million, has pleaded with a court to allow him to fly overseas for a major sporting event this month.
A Sydney court was told on Friday the high-profile talent manager was “clinging on” to his last remaining client, UFC star Robert Whittaker.
Day’s lawyers argued for a variation of his bail conditions to allow him to fly to Abu Dhabi to support Whittaker for his fight with Englishman Darren Till on what the UFC had dubbed “fight island” in the United Arab Emirates.
Attention surrounding his 61 charges had led to “reputational damage”, the court heard.
Day’s legal team said he would defend the charges.
His lawyers submitted the stoush between The Voice coach Sebastian and Day currently playing out in the Federal Court contained a dispute as to “who owes who”.
Day’s lawyer claimed his client was owed a far larger sum than what police alleged he skimmed from the singer.
Magistrate Michael Antrum dismissed the application.
CLASS ACT: Runner, teacher and father Mike McAvoy in December 2007; and (left) as a young man.