Smurf, Why do you think they left?
You've seen on video how Tommy acts when his back is pushed up against the wall. He lashes out. Unlike other Scientology execs that acted like sheeple & accepted whatever abuse was slung at them, Tommy was an exception. I know of one instance where he willingly went to the RPF, but after that, refused to play that game.
Tommy's also blown several times in the past and been recovered in Las Vegas. DM broke up the marriages of Tommy & Jessica, then paired them together, I suspect, because DM thought Jessica, with her strong personality, would keep Tommy in check. My sources informed me they fought alot.. which is not unusual when you put 2 Type-A personalities in the same room.
I suspect Tommy reached his limit on all the bullshit from DM, and routed out. Don't expect him to speak out on Scientology any time soon. He's laying low as a public.
Thank you Smurf, for this information. I find this fascinating. It never even occurred to me that Tommy might try and blow at any time, I'd assumed that he'd drunk the kool-aid through and through. I have felt physically uncomfortable watching him in interviews, the cockiness, the smugness, the passive aggression, the aggressive aggression, the (dare I say) glibness, etc. (I've often wondered if he is gay, but we don't have to go there. Some of his responses to questions in interviews are really sassy. Wonder what he went through in the church as a child.)
Whatever happened, his absence was notable during the Tom/Katie stuff - I don't think the Church was on many talk shows or news interviews either. If not Tommy, then who?