Tony Ortega is a journalist who was formerly the editor of The Village Voice. He's written about Scientology since 1995, and in May 2015 released a book about Scientology's harassment of Paulette Cooper titled 'The Unbreakable Miss Lovely.' He continues to monitor breaking developments in the Scientology world from an undisclosed location in an underground bunker he shares with four cats and one of them wrinkly Shar Pei dogs. Despite his super-secret security protections, you can still reach him pretty easily by sending him a message at tonyo94 AT (Drop him a line if you'd like to get an e-mail whenever a new story is posted.) [Header image courtesy John Rickard]
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Former Scientology flak Tommy Davis potential witness in foreign-agent trial of Trump pal

[Tom Barrack arrives at court with Tommy Davis in tow (far left), July 26, 2021. Photo by Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg]

TODAY AT SUBSTACK: If you’ve signed up for free emails at Substack, you will receive today’s feature story at your inbox: Interest in former Scientology spokesman Tommy Davis never wanes. So we knew we’d better jump on []


Tommy Davis’s sugar daddy Tom Barrack picked up on federal charges

 Former Scientology spokesman Tommy Davis is a favorite subject with a lot of our readers, and we are often asked for updates on []

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). []

AUDIO: Tommy Davis, as Scientology spokesman, secretly recorded discussing ‘disconnection’

 We noticed recently that one of the most important stories we published at the Village Voice is missing a series of audio recordings that go with it. They come from a secretly-recorded tape that captures then-Scientology spokesman Tommy Davis intimidating a church member with the threat of ‘disconnection,’ Scientology’s toxic control mechanism that Davis had []

SCIENTOLOGY BLACK OPS: Aussies bow to Tommy Davis, but he can’t kill ‘dirt file’ story

[Bryan Seymour and Tommy Davis, a 2010 clip in ‘Scientology Black Ops’]

Well, it was fun while it lasted.

Yesterday we received a letter from attorneys for Seven News, asking us to take down the ‘Scientology Black Ops’ []

SCIENTOLOGY BLACK OPS: Tommy Davis threatens to sue Aussie network over axed series

[‘I’m angry. Real angry.’]

 We get some pretty interesting mail here at the Underground Bunker.

Take this week’s winner, for []

All of former Scientology mouthpiece Tommy Davis’s appearances in ‘Melania and Me’

 Stephanie Winston Wolkoff’s eye-opening book about the price she paid helping out the Trump administration and her longtime friend Melania Trump, which came out on September 1, turns out to have some passages we thought would interest []

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. []

When Tom Cruise go-fer and budding flak Tommy Davis was getting his Scientology hat on

 While we’re dealing with the roller coaster ride of Leah Remini’s third season, the fun things tipsters send us keep rolling []

Former Scientology mouthpiece Tommy Davis has a new look and a new friend in his life

 Even seven years after Tommy Davis was bounced from his job as chief spokesman for the Church of Scientology, the public still has a huge fascination for him. We’re often asked, what’s happening with that guy? So over the last few years we’ve provided regular updates about his jobs and what he’s been up to. []