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 mouthpiece Tommy Davis is settling into his new role as Hollywood exec

[Tommy Davis as Scientology mouthpiece; his new BFFs in Hollywood, James Packer and Mariah Carey]

In May, we broke the startling news that former Scientology spokesman Tommy Davis had started a new job: He’s working for Australian billionaire James Packer, who at one time was Scientology’s richest customer. According to his LinkedIn profile, Tommy started his []


Is Scientology using Tommy Davis to get Aussie billionaire James Packer back in the fold?

 Former Church of Scientology spokesman Tommy Davis has a new job, and with a surprising boss. In February, Davis went to work for James Packer, the Australian billionaire Tom Cruise lured into Scientology in late 2001, but who hasn’t been involved in the church since 2006. Davis left his job as church mouthpiece in 2011, []

THE TOMMY DAVIS DEPOSITION: Scientology asks judge to reconsider forcing Miscavige deposition

Things are heating up again in Monique Rathbun’s harassment lawsuit against the Church of Scientology and its leader, David Miscavige.

Previously, Comal County Judge Dib Waldrip had granted Monique’s request for a continuance so she could have the time to depose Miscavige, who wants out of the lawsuit on jurisdictional grounds.

On Tuesday, Scientology filed a []


Leah Remini and Tommy Davis will give depositions in Monique Rathbun’s harassment lawsuit against the Church of Scientology after Monique’s attorney, Ray Jeffrey, successfully convinced Comal County Judge Dib Waldrip this afternoon to allow their testimony.

Jeffrey had subpoenaed Tommy Davis more than a week ago, and had also announced his intention to depose Remini in []


The Monique Rathbun harassment lawsuit against Scientology is really heating up, with a judge’s order yesterday that denied the church’s attempt to bounce Monique’s attorneys from the case and now, we’ve learned, former Scientology spokesman Tommy Davis is being dragged into the case to press him under oath about his years working with church leader []

Scientology Grudge Match: Tommy Davis Gets Called Out By Mike Rinder

Back in 2007, when John Sweeney of the BBC (right) came to Los Angeles to film an episode of Panorama entitled “Scientology and Me,” he was treated rather roughly by the church’s two top media handlers, Tommy Davis (left) and a gaunt-looking Mike Rinder, who had just been plucked out of “The Hole” for assignment []

Tommy Davis & Jessica Feshbach: New Jobs and New Lives for Scientology’s Former Mouthpieces

We hear it all the time — what happened to Tommy Davis and Jessica Feshbach?

There still seems to be a huge fascination for the two former Scientology media handlers, and why not? Take Tommy — he’s the good-looking son of actress Anne Archer, and for a few years he was thrust into prominence as the []

Anne Archer, Terry Jastrow, and…Could It Be…Tommy Davis, At Film Reception Tonight?

The film being celebrated tonight at Anne Archer’s house, and showing tomorrow night at USC

[BREAKING: See below for an important new story that aired this morning in Australia about a young woman reportedly held against her will by Scientology after having a mental breakdown.]

Roger Friedman over at Showbiz 411 put up an interesting []

It’s Official: Tommy Davis No Longer a Scientology Spokesman

Tommy, where are you?

One of our eagle-eyed commenters pointed out something yesterday: Tommy Davis has suddenly vanished from Scientology’s media relations web page.

Sure enough, it’s true. The church’s website which lists its official spokespersons is now bereft of Davis and his wife, Jessica Feshbach. The two people who were behind them, Karin Pouw []

After ‘Roe,’ can Scientology continue to force Sea Org women into unwanted abortions?

[From ‘No Kids Allowed’: Claire and Marc Headley and their then 2-year-old, Kaiden]

It was a question we heard from a number of our readers and sources after news broke Friday that the US Supreme Court had (as expected) struck down the landmark 1973 opinion Roe v. []