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Tommy Davis is tying the knot in Morocco, and we didn’t get an invite

We still get asked often about Scientology’s former spokesman Tommy Davis, and so we try to give an occasional update about him. This time, we have some happy news.

Tommy is getting married to Egyptian actress Maie Ibrahim in Morocco, and we want to extend the happy couple our congratulations.

Tommy somehow forgot to include our invitation, but we’re not entirely surprised by that. In our last email exchange with him, the son of actress Anne Archer called us an “asshat” and told us never to contact him again.

We first realized that Tommy had a new friend when we saw the photo you see above at his Facebook page. We wondered who his new partner was, and we got confirmation of it from his godmother, Hollywood producer Kate Edelman Johnson, who posted a photo of the happy pair from an event at the Hollywood Bowl in August…


“Last night celebrating with my great friend Stefanie Powers (@officialstefaniepowers), my wonderful Godson Tommy Davis (@thomaswdavis28) and his beautiful new fiancé Maie Ibrahim”


We’ve kept an eye out for updates about when the couple might be tying the knot, and once again we have Ms. Edelman Johnson to thank for giving us the scoop in an Instagram post from three days ago…

“I am off to Morocco tomorrow for my godson’s @thomaswdavis28 wedding! So exciting. Photos to follow”


Photos, yes, please! We look forward to seeing the festivities.

For those just catching up: Davis was brought up in Scientology, eventually becoming a sort of go-fer and handler for actor Tom Cruise. By the mid-2000s, Davis had become the public face of Scientology as its spokesman, sparring with the likes of ABC’s Martin Bashir and the BBC’s John Sweeney. It was all part of a more aggressive approach to the media that Scientology leader David Miscavige tried out for a few years. By 2011, however, we noticed that Tommy had seemed to have disappeared. He turned up in Austin, where his wife Jessica Feshbach’s family had some property, and in 2013 Davis testified in a deposition that he was “on leave” from his job in the Sea Organization but was still a member of the Church of Scientology.

The next year, in 2014, the Davises moved to Los Angeles, as Tommy found work at billionaire real estate investor Tom Barrack’s Colony Capital. (Tommy’s father, William Davis, a wealthy real estate investor who died in 2015, was a close friend to Barrack). But then in February 2016 Tommy left his job working for Barrack and became “general manager North America” for Australian billionaire James Packer, helping to run Packer’s Hollywood studio, RatPac Entertainment.

Davis and Packer knew each other from Scientology. Packer had been brought into the church around the year 2001 by his friend Tom Cruise, and according to Steve Cannane’s excellent book on Australian Scientology, Fair Game, Packer left the church around the year 2006. A decade later, he hired Davis to help him run his movie studio. But then 2016 turned into a nightmare year for Packer as he had setbacks to his gambling empire, broke up with fiancée Mariah Carey, and his studio also took a bath on a Ben Affleck flop. Packer ended up bailing out of RatPac, and in that chaos Tommy left his job and went back to work for Barrack as a consultant.

In May 2017, Tommy filed for divorce from Jessica, with whom he had two young daughters.

In the meantime, Tommy still hasn’t responded to Mike Rinder’s challenge to come forward about what he saw working for David Miscavige in the Church of Scientology.

We hope we get to see some photos from the Moroccan nuptials. If you spot them, please send them our way.

UPDATE: Photos from the wedding…



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Scientology’s celebrities, ‘Ideal Orgs,’ and more!

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We’ve been building landing pages about David Miscavige’s favorite playthings, including celebrities and ‘Ideal Orgs,’ and we’re hoping you’ll join in and help us gather as much information as we can about them. Head on over and help us with links and photos and comments.

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Scientology disconnection, a reminder

Bernie Headley has not seen his daughter Stephanie in 5,490 days.
Valerie Haney has not seen her mother Lynne in 1,619 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 2,123 days
Sylvia Wagner DeWall has not seen her brother Randy in 1,643 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 663 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 554 days.
Christie Collbran has not seen her mother Liz King in 3,861 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 1,729 days.
Carol Nyburg has not seen her daughter Nancy in 2,503 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 3,277 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 2,623 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 11,189 days.
Melissa Paris has not seen her father Jean-Francois in 7,108 days.
Valeska Paris has not seen her brother Raphael in 3,276 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 2,857 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 3,118 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 2,157 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 1,869 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 1,395 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 5,484 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 2,624 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 2,944 days.
Roger Weller has not seen his daughter Alyssa in 7,800 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 2,919 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 1,274 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 5,577 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 1,683 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 2,085 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 1,957 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 1,540 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 2,035 days.
Mary Jane Sterne has not seen her daughter Samantha in 2,289 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 13,398 days.


Posted by Tony Ortega on June 27, 2019 at 07:00

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