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Dustin Martin’s manager Ralph Carr’s touring company being wound up

Cameron Adams and Stephen Drill
Herald Sun
June 8, 2018


CELEBRITY manager Ralph Carr’s touring company is being wound up and he is refusing to answer calls from the liquidators chasing owed money.

District Registrar Michael Wall ordered in the Federal Court of Australia that RCM Touring be placed into insolvency over debts of $120,300.

Promoter Sam Righi filed the claim over unpaid wages, and was also awarded almost $8000 in costs in a decision handed down on June 1 in Sydney.

But Carr, who orchestrated AFL star Dustin Martin’s $8m deal to stay at Richmond last year, has not returned calls from the court-appointed liquidator Andrew Spring, of company Jirsch Sutherland, who was requesting access to the accounting books.

“We left a voicemail message and we were sent an email referring us to a third party,” Mr Spring said.

“I’m not sure why you would let it go under for $120,000.”

He said he was yet to see whether the company had any other assets it could use to repay creditors.

Righi, who runs Big Deal Touring, worked on Carr’s tours including Priscilla Presley and sporting client Dustin Martin, who spoke about his life.

He also worked on a show with an orchestra playing live in front of a video of Elvis Presley performing and a cancelled tour featuring the hologram of the late Roy Orbison.

But he claimed that Carr had failed to pay his services.

Carr labelled the story “fake news” when the Herald Sun broke the legal claim last month.

“Ralph was calling the story ‘fake news’, so now that his company is in liquidation it’s not so fake news after all,” Righi said outside court.

“I kept asking him for my payments, he kept saying ‘trust me’ and nothing was received. I got my lawyer to contact him and sent him invoices, he never responded.

“So we filed to liquidate his touring company. He still didn’t respond. So we got an order to liquidate his company, the judge ordered him to hand over all the details of his company to a liquidator. RCM Touring is now in liquidation.”

Carr was not present at the Sydney court date and declined to comment when contacted by the Herald Sun.

He posted on his Facebook page on Thursday: “Close some doors — not because of pride, incapacity or arrogance but simply because they no longer lead somewhere.”

https://www.heraldsun.com.au/entertainment/dustin-martins-manager-ralph-carrs-touring-company-being-wound-up/news-story/487b091f777e29d14662b33b07bf3274

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Lazy reporting honestly using Martin as the headline nothing to do with him.

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Lazy reporting honestly using Martin as the headline nothing to do with him.
They've done it again today.

Dusty’s manager facing court over company collapse

https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/celebrity-manager-ralph-carr-facing-court-over-company-collapse/news-story/791bee479ec5fb7c83ce3033ae4833a7

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Lazy reporting honestly using Martin as the headline nothing to do with him.
Says a lot about the professional  company Dusty keeps. A poor character choice it seems.

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Lazy reporting honestly using Martin as the headline nothing to do with him.
They've done it again today.

Dusty’s manager facing court over company collapse

https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/celebrity-manager-ralph-carr-facing-court-over-company-collapse/news-story/791bee479ec5fb7c83ce3033ae4833a7

If it wasn't for Dusty it wouldn't be story. Dusty is the only thing that keeps Ralph relevant and his wallet stocked  ;D
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