Is Scientology using Tommy Davis to get Aussie billionaire James Packer back in the fold? - 2016-05-27
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, and testified in a deposition in December 2013 that he was on leave from Scientology's "Sea Org," but was still a member of the church itself.
Davis and his wife, fellow former Scientology spokesperson Jessica Feshbach, moved from Austin to Los Angeles a couple of years ago, and recently added a second daughter to their family. Packer, meanwhile, is engaged to singer Mariah Carey, but the press in Australia reported that their wedding has been put on hold "indefinitely."
Packer and Davis knew each other well during the time the Aussie billionaire dabbled in Scientology. Davis, the son of actress Anne Archer, was serving as a handler for Tom Cruise, who had brought Packer into the church after a disastrous year of business failures and other pressures. And now, a decade later, Packer has made Davis his "general manager North America" for the family investment firm, Consolidated Press Holdings. According to Tommy's LinkedIn profile, that means he'll be helping Packer with, for example, his investments funding movies through CPH's subsidiary, RatPac Entertainment.