The celebrated lawyer representing Guy Sebastian’s elderly neighbor has sensationally claimed in court that there are two Guys, one good and one bad.
Bryan Wrench told Waverley local court on Thursday that Sebastian was still withhold CCTV footage vital to the case.
‘There may be an Australian idol, Guy Sebastian, a good boy. but I’m sorry to say there’s a bad Guy Sebastian guy,’ he said.
The Battle Scars singer has accused his 66-year-old neighbor, Phillip Hanslow, of threatening to kill him during a long-running feud between the couple.
Guy Sebastian (pictured with his wife Jules) has been ordered to send footage of an alleged altercation with his neighbor to Waverley Local Court on Thursday.
Phillip Hanslow is pictured with his wife Carol outside Waverley Local Court on February 2.
Wrench was given a thumb drive containing security footage Wednesday after Sebastian received a subpoena.
But after viewing the USB, he told Magistrate Jacqueline Milledge that he was not presenting the relevant discussion between his client and Sebastian.
“There was a dispute, but (Guy Sebastian) isn’t afraid,” Wrench said, describing the singer’s behavior towards Hanslow as “sarcastic and demeaning”.
Wrench asked Ms Milledge for one more week for Sebastian’s solicitors to produce the ‘missing’ CCTV.
Outside the court, he said: “We expect justice and nothing but the truth in this matter.”
Hanslow is accused of threatening to kill Sebastian and tearing down a fence dividing his adjoining Maroubra holdings on January 23.
The alleged altercation followed years of escalating tensions over the pop star’s sprawling concrete mansion, which cost $7 million to buy and rebuild.
Phillip Hanslow and his wife Carole have since moved out of their Maroubra home (shown right of Guy Sebastian’s imposing estate)
The bitter dispute began in 2013 when Sebastian, 41, and his wife Jules Egan, 43, bought their property in Maroubra, in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, for $3.1 million.
When the house was demolished to build the new mansion of his dreams, it sparked a dispute with his new neighbors.
Hanslow claims demolition debris damaged his home when a ‘brick missile’ slammed into an exterior wall, narrowly missing his living room window and his terminally ill wife Carol, who was watching TV inside.
And he criticized the final design of Sebastian’s new house as an ugly fortress for its imposing, windowless façade, which runs all the way to the edge of his house.
During the January 23 altercation, Hanslow is accused of telling the Battle Scars hitmaker, “I’m going to put a bullet in your head.” However, Hanslow believes that he actually said: ‘One day someone will put a bullet in your head.’
Police raided Hanslow’s home in the days that followed, arriving at the old man’s home while he was in the bathroom.
He was arrested, charged and beaten with an order of violence apprehended for Sebastián’s protection.
Outside court, Hanslow told Daily Mail Australia that his neighbor was a “vindictive” person.
“He’s paranoid about security and he’s got a big security camera outside so anywhere he goes off the property he can see…” he claimed earlier this month.
We’re going to have to sell. We are too old for this.
During a television interview earlier this month, Sebastian claimed that a lot had been said about the court case “that is not true”.
“This is an ongoing thing, not an isolated event, there was something that happened between me and him where I basically asked him to stop damaging my property,” he said.
Celebrity attorney Bryan Wrench of Murphy’s Lawyers (pictured) has taken up Hanslow’s case
Guy Sebastian was photographed at his Maroubra home on February 2, welcoming guests as his neighbor appeared in court.
“There were some things that were said on his part that forced me to call the police,” he alleged.
Sebastian insisted that it was not ‘me against him’, stressing that he was not the one who took an apprehended violence warrant.
“It is the police who decided to take the initiative to take out an AVO,” he continued.
‘As a public person, I will, there will be things that will be said, but it’s like where do I start?’
Hanslow and his wife now live in a semi-derelict house in Carlton (pictured) after leaving the house next door to Guy Sebastian.