Shane Jacobson Fell Out With Manager Over Wedding Invite
Incredibly, a court has been told that the current legal battle over Aussie star Shane Jacobson's earnings began after an argument between his ex-manager and fiancee over whether the manager could bring a plus-one to his wedding.
Deb Fryers, is suing Jacobson for alleged unpaid commissions from various roles including his hosting gig on Seven's Little Big Shots, claims she quit as his manager when the bride-to-be told her the wedding "isn't a barbecue".
Ms Fryers has filed a writ claiming up to 20% of earnings from jobs she set up for Jacobson before she quit as his manager.
However Jacobson has filed a defence rejecting Ms Fryers' claim and outlines the disagreement that led to her departure.
Jacobson claims Ms Fryers has "grossly exaggerated" the services that she provided.
The court heard Ms Fryers argued with Jacobson's fiancee Felicity Hunter about bringing a guest to the couple's wedding which took place earlier this year.
Ms Fryers, who was single at the time, says she was offended she was not able to bring a guest and spoke with Ms Hunter about it.
Ms Hunter asked Ms Fryers if she had a "significant other", she replied: "I have several significant others, but you are trying to pigeonhole me"
Ms Hunter then asked Ms Fryers to "give her a name" and was given those of two other male guests, one of whom was attending with his long-term partner and the other with his wife, the defence claims.
"Are you suggesting that I uninvite his wife and put you down as going with him instead?" Ms Hunters allegedly said.
"The plaintiff responded: 'He would do that for me.'
Ms Hunter said: 'This is ridiculous.'
The plaintiff responded: 'No it's not; you're stuck in your traditional relationship and you don't understand.'
"Ms Hunter then stated: 'You're absolutely right, I don't understand.'
The plaintiff shouted: 'I should be able to bring whoever I want to bring!'
"Ms Hunter said: 'No. That's incorrect; this isn't a barbecue - this is a wedding - we only want people there that we know and love.'
The plaintiff shouted: 'I'm not coming to the wedding!'"
After Ms Hunter "pleaded" for her to reconsider, Ms Fryers is alleged to have said that she wasn't coming to the wedding and that "to tell you the truth, I have to reconsider whether I can work with Shane again".
JONESY & AMANDA TALK FULL MONTY WITH SHANE JACOBSON
IS IT FAIR TO NOT ALLOW UNMARRIED PEOPLE TO BRING A 'PLUS ONE' TO A BIG EVENT?