Guy Sebastian has reportedly found himself embroiled in a feud with an elderly neighbor who is said to have threatened to kill the singer during an argument.
In addition to his death threats, the Daily mail reports, Sebastian’s neighbor (65-year-old Phillip Richard Hanslow) allegedly destroyed a boundary fence outside his home in the Sydney suburb of Maroubra. As a result, Sebastian moved to obtain an Arrested Violence Order (AVO) against Hanslow; he is not allowed to contact the singer or set foot on his property, and has been banned from possessing a firearm or prohibited weapon.
This is confirmed by the NSW Police Daily mail that a “neighborly dispute” had taken place in Maroubra at around 1.30pm on Monday afternoon (January 23). After being apprehended and taken to Maroubra Police Station, Hanslow was allegedly charged with stalking with intent to cause bodily harm and damaging property. The alleged offender was released on bail and is now due to appear at Waverley Local Court next Thursday (February 2).
According to the newspaper, Hanslow and Sebastian have been at odds since 2016, when the latter began renovating his $3.1 million mansion. The project took three years to complete and was reportedly controversial among Sebastian’s neighbors.
Sebastian’s latest headline comes after his former manager, Titus Day, was found guilty of embezzling $1.15 million of his earnings over a seven-year period. When he was arrested in 2020, Day was charged with 61 counts of dishonestly obtaining a financial advantage by deception—he was eventually found guilty of more than 30. In an interview after the trial, Sebastian called his feud with Day a “painful battle ”.