James Packer folds on Scientology, Cruise loses Top Gun

Casino and media mogul James Packer has left the Church of Scientology, telling close friends that he no longer “needs it”.

Tom Cruise and his fellow members of the church will be gutted as Packer was the richest follower of the religion and would have undoubtedly donated some big bucks to their cause.

Packer, who was introduced to Scientology in 2002 by Cruise, seems intent on expanding his casino empire and it is thought that this is the real reason he has left the religion since Scientologists have a grim view on gambling.

Packer began practising the religion soon after the break-up of his marriage to swimsuit model Jodhi Meares and the loss of $350 million from the family business after the collapse of the telecommunications company One.Tel.

Editor, Jackpot.co.uk - 2008-05-12 10:58:49




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