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We still get asked about Scientology mouthpiece Tommy Davis, so here’s your update!

 
A decade after Tommy Davis lost his job as Scientology’s pugnacious spokesman, we still get asked about him. He was a fan favorite, and his run-ins with media figures were kind of legendary back when he was speaking for the church (circa 2006-2011).

We told you in 2019 that he was tying the knot again, this time in Morocco and with Egyptian actress Maie Ibrahim. Tommy is not very communicative with us, but the way we found out about his nuptials was that his godmother is film producer Kate Edelman Johnson, and she tends to spill the beans about him at her Instagram page.

Kate has turned her Instagram account private, but she still revealed enough on her Twitter account to give us reason to celebrate: Tommy now has a Tommy Junior!

 

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Our congratulations to the happy couple. Meanwhile, one of our tipsters managed to track down some video from the wedding ceremony that we hadn’t seen before…

 

 
And for those still endlessly curious about him, here once again is our rundown of what Tommy has been up to since he left his job at Scientology…

By 2011 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.

 
The last we heard Tommy is still working for Tom Barrack as a consultant, but if you’ve heard something different, please let us know!

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Now on to a couple of follow-ups on our recent stories here. We told you last week that Kirstie Alley’s daughter Lillie Parker had announced her move to Clearwater and said that ‘everyone’ was moving there. We noted it as another piece of evidence that, indeed, Scientologists seem to be favoring Florida over the former power center of Southern California.

And now, another data point.

Minor Scientology celebrity Hal Ozsan (NCIS: New Orleans) used his Instagram account to announce that he was also giving up on Los Angeles and had relocated to Safety Harbor, which is right next to Clearwater.

 

 
Is he really happy about it though? You tell us.

 
And finally, one more update: Alanna sold her house!

We told you recently that the Masterson clan has been pulling up stakes. Carol and Christopher both sold houses as 2021 was dawning, and Alanna put her small 2-bedroom Atwater Village cottage up for sale as well.

But look at the price she pulled in! $1.595 million for a 2 bedroom house. These late-pandemic prices are NUTS.

 

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“Here we have this fellow now and he recognizes this principle and he’s on the destroy end of the curve, you see. He recognizes that a nothingness should exist where that body is. But he doesn’t know why a nothingness should exist — he doesn’t know anything about communication or duplication — he just knows that the best thing to have where that body is, is nothingness. So he goes and blows his brains out. And if the society insists he has too many responsibilities to go blow his brains out, why, then subterfugenously he lowers himself under the wheels of a taxi cab or steps on a third rail or lands himself, and some people haven’t quite nerve enough to make the good clean job of it, so they keep making themselves sick. And that’s psychosomatic illness. That’s all there is to psychosomatic illness, it’s a covert effort on the part of the thetan to make nothing where the body is. But it is an effort which is balked by the society to such a degree that he knows he can’t quite get away with it. So he still goes on with this faint impulse which is just make the body sick, don’t reduce it to zero.” — L. Ron Hubbard, April 23, 1954

 
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Avast, Ye Mateys

“OTL DK has lost several important mail packets from the 24 March run. We find that OTL had just changed Supercargoes. The new one Connie (Campleman) Stevens was logging her first mail. The DK Post Office or the WW post office or Connie has lost several packets. This flap was not reported by Wayne Alkire to Flag and was not given proper attention by Susan Pomeroy. We now, by phone, have the packet numbers still lost and Aides must make them up again for the next courier. This of course calls for a severe reshuffle of lines and personnel. We must be very accurate on mail slips, relays and posting. A fantastice scramble can occur and the work of a lot of executives can be messed up or destroyed. Comm Evs are being convened on S. Pomeroy, W. Alkire, and C. (Campleman) Stevens. Mail routing will be changed.” — The Commodore, April 23, 1970

 
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Overheard in the FreeZone

“LRH was the basic engram, and he was carrying the cruel tactics and spirit of the Anglo-Saxons. Therefore there was no need to seek for any enemy outside, because LRH’s attitude and the complicity of his followers was enough to explain the ultimate failure of the Church of Scientology.”

 
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Past is Prologue

1998: German TV producer Peter Reichelt posted details on his arrest by Scientologists outside Gold Base near Hemet, California. “Ina Brockmann and I rented at around 11 am a helicopter to seek for the highly secret Scientology children/adult prisoner camp called ‘HAPPY VALLEY’. Near the entrance on the right side is a large watch-tower. The entrance gate looked very similar to the entrance gate of the NAZI concentration camp AUSCHWITZ. Dogs secured the place. Around the compound is a big fence. There is current traffic along the fence by motor cycles and jeeps, like the area in front of the former East German wall. We drove in the mountains by car to get to ‘Happy Valley’ on the road. Four cars followed us on our way to the prison camp. One mile before we reached the camp in the mountain desert, short after a curve, the public street was blocked by a yellow bulldozer, with a man in dark blue Scientology uniform sitting on. We tried to turn around to go back, but our way out was blocked by a white van and other cars. Several men, altogether around 8, left their cars walking and running to us and screaming ‘put your cameras down, you are arrested’. It was Ken HODEN, who arrested us, the General Manager of ‘Golden Era Productions’. They have been armed, one man had the whole time his hand on a gun. We knew, he would use it if we try to escape. I taped a lot with my Digital camera from inside our car and my cameraman from outside with his Betacam camera. The Sheriff and his deputy arrived with two cars to free us. After viewing the taped material the Sheriff arrested Ken Hoden and three other Scientologists for ‘false imprisonment’ charges.”

 
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Random Howdy

“What got me here was a lifelong interest in the weird and macabre, combined with a sister who joined the cult in 1980. In 2008 I heard about a video on YouTube that featured Tom Cruise taking about Scientology. I started following the comments by the anons and Scilons, and I realized I really didn’t know as much about Scientology as I thought I did, so I got busy.”

 
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Full Court Press: What we’re watching at the Underground Bunker

Criminal prosecutions:
Danny Masterson charged for raping three women: Preliminary hearing set for May 18.
Jay and Jeff Spina, Medicare fraud: Jay sentenced to 9 years in prison. Jeff’s sentencing to be scheduled.
Hanan and Rizza Islam and other family members, Medi-Cal fraud: Trial scheduled for May 20 in Los Angeles
David Gentile, GPB Capital, fraud: Pretrial conference set for Apr 29.

Civil litigation:
Luis and Rocio Garcia v. Scientology: Oral arguments were heard on July 30 at the Eleventh Circuit
Valerie Haney v. Scientology: Forced to ‘religious arbitration.’ Petition for writ of mandate denied Oct 22 by Cal 2nd Appellate District. Petition for review by state supreme court denied Dec 11.
Chrissie Bixler et al. v. Scientology and Danny Masterson: Dec 30, Judge Kleifield granted Scientology’s motions to compel arbitration. June 7: Status conference.
Matt and Kathy Feschbach tax debt: Eleventh Circuit ruled on Sept 9 that Feshbachs can’t discharge IRS debt in bankruptcy. Dec 17: Feshbachs sign court judgment obliging them to pay entire $3.674 million tax debt, plus interest from Nov 19.
Brian Statler Sr v. City of Inglewood: Second amended complaint filed, trial set for Nov 9, 2021.
Author Steve Cannane defamation trial: Trial concluded, Cannane victorious, awarded court costs. Case appealed on Dec 24.

Concluded litigation:
Dennis Nobbe, Medicare fraud, PPP loan fraud: Charged July 29. Bond revoked Sep 14. Nobbe dead, Sep 14.
Jane Doe v. Scientology (in Miami): Jane Doe dismissed the lawsuit on May 15 after the Clearwater Police dropped their criminal investigation of her allegations.

 
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SCIENTOLOGY BLACK OPS: Tom Cruise and dirty tricks

The Australian Seven News network cancelled a 10-part investigation of Scientology and its history of dirty tricks. Read the transcripts of the episodes and judge for yourself why Tom Cruise and Tommy Davis might not have wanted viewers to see this hard-hitting series by journalist Bryan Seymour.

SCIENTOLOGY: FAIR GAME

After the success of their double-Emmy-winning, three-season A&E series ‘Scientology and the Aftermath,’ Leah Remini and Mike Rinder continue the conversation on their podcast, ‘Scientology: Fair Game.’ We’ve created a landing page where you can hear all of the episodes so far.

LEAH REMINI: SCIENTOLOGY AND THE AFTERMATH

An episode-by-episode guide to Leah Remini’s three-season, double-Emmy winning series that changed everything for Scientology watching. Originally aired from 2016 to 2019 on the A&E network, and now on Netflix.

SCIENTOLOGY’S CELEBRITIES, from A to Z

Find your favorite Hubbardite celeb at this index page — or suggest someone to add to the list!

 
Other links: Scientology’s Ideal Orgs, from one end of the planet to the other. Scientology’s sneaky front groups, spreading the good news about L. Ron Hubbard while pretending to benefit society. Scientology Lit: Books reviewed or excerpted in a weekly series. How many have you read?

 
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THE WHOLE TRACK

[ONE year ago] Philly lawyers suing Danny Masterson don’t want Scientology to have their home addresses
[TWO years ago] Brad Pitt’s Scientology adventure: The sauna, the auditing, the… lizard?
[THREE years ago] It’s only April, but we already have a leading contender for Scientology mother of the year!
[FOUR years ago] Scientology loves to gladhand Florida politicians, even though it usually has little effect
[FIVE years ago] Why Scientology’s inability to pay its tax bill in Montreal is not a sign that it’s struggling
[SIX years ago] See ‘Going Clear’ star Hana Whitfield describe L. Ron Hubbard in a leaked 1997 interview
[SEVEN years ago] NARCONON EXPOSED: Scientology’s flagship drug rehab facility is struggling, records show
[TEN years ago] Michael Fairman, Familiar TV and Film Actor, Makes Public His Expulsion from Scientology

 
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Scientology disconnection, a reminder

Bernie Headley (1952-2019) did not see his daughter Stephanie in his final 5,667 days.
Valerie Haney has not seen her mother Lynne in 2,280 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 2,784 days
Sylvia Wagner DeWall has not seen her brother Randy in 2,304 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 1,324 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 1,215 days.
Christie Collbran has not seen her mother Liz King in 4,522 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 2,390 days.
Carol Nyburg has not seen her daughter Nancy in 3,164 days.
Doug Kramer has not seen his parents Linda and Norm in 1,494 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 3,968 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 3,284 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 11,850 days.
Melissa Paris has not seen her father Jean-Francois in 7,769 days.
Valeska Paris has not seen her brother Raphael in 3,937 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 3,518 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 3,779 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 2,817 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 2,530 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 2,055 days.
Julian Wain has not seen his brother Joseph or mother Susan in 410 days.
Charley Updegrove has not seen his son Toby in 1,585 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 6,136 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 3,285 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 3,605 days.
Roger Weller has not seen his daughter Alyssa in 8,460 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 3,579 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 1,935 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 6,238 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 2,344 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 2,746 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 2,618 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 2,201 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 2,696 days.
Mary Jane Barry has not seen her daughter Samantha in 2,950 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 14,059 days.

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Posted by Tony Ortega on April 23, 2021 at 07:00

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