A billionaire friend of James Packer revealed that he once landed the casino's private jet ashore to stop his plans to marry Mariah Carey in 2016.
Kerry Stokes, the owner of Australian media company Seven, said he ordered unscheduled maintenance for Mr. Packer's plane after Ms. Carey demanded that he hire him.
The 78-year-old said the pop star was outraged, and even accused him of kidnapping Mr. Packer, but Stokes said he had never intended to completely stop their relationship, and that he was only concerned about mental health Mr. Packer at the time.
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The main role of seven owners of the Kerry Stokes network in arresting the marriage of James Packer with Mariah Carey (couple in the photo) has been revealed
Stokes took control of his friend's private affairs in 2016, since Mr. Packer's life went out of control due to extreme debts related to his Crown Resorts business.
On land: James Packer is seen landing his private jet at the Melbourne airport in 2014
Mr. Stokes took over the private affairs of his friend in 2016, since Mr. Packer's life became chaotic due to extreme debts related to his Crown Resorts business.
Mr. Packer has since admitted that he felt manic and paranoid after his company received a $ 362 million invoice from the Australian Tax Office in 2016 related to his failed attempt to enter the US casino market. .
In addition to his stress, there was an agreement with his sister about the family fortune, the fall of Crown shares and the upcoming wedding with international superstar Mariah Carey.
However, Mr. Stokes has now revealed that he is responsible for Mr. Packer's finances, Later a wedge is placed between the famous couple.
Mr. Stokes said he was concerned about the couple's lifestyle and was forced to reject a request from Carey to spend $ 250,000 on her wedding dress.
Kerry Stokes (left), James Packer (center) and Mariah Carey are seen in Portofino, Italy, in 2015
Mr. Packer's relationship with Carey became tense when Mr. Stokes took control of his personal affairs.
Close friends: Stokes and Packer are seen having a sincere on Packer's yacht in 2015
Carey's other request to rent a plane from Las Vegas to Israel was also denied, which angered the star and her personal assistant Stella Bulochnikov.
"They accused me of separating the lovers," Stokes said in The Price of Fortune, Mr. Packer's biography, The Australian reported.
Mr. Stokes ordered an unscheduled maintenance for Mr. Packer's plane, a move that angered Carey and his administration.
Mr. Stokes felt that he was acting in Mr. Packer's best interest.
"They were threatening to go to the police for kidnapping James, there were some strong words," Stokes said.
Mr. Stokes said that he and Mr. Packer agreed that it would be better if the beleaguered Crown chief spent time in Israel to receive treatment for his mental health problems.
When Mr. Packer returned from Israel, he still wanted to marry Carey, but the relationship "fell apart."
"Far from all the controversies, the pressures and the intensities … My concern was that (he and Mariah) were in bad places and that James needed some space," Stokes said.
& # 39; I postponed your wedding … James was upset not to see her. But I was not sure. He was obviously committed to her. I was obviously emotionally involved. The fact that it was postponed, I was happy to have the opportunity to get to a better place.
In June 2015, Mr. Packer and Mr. Stokes had been photographed with arms wrapped in deep discussion aboard the luxurious Arctic P yacht in the Mediterranean Sea.
Mr. Stokes said he liked the singer and that he enjoyed spending time with her, noting that they seemed "truly happy" together.
Mr. Packer still wanted to marry Mrs. Carey after his return from Israel, but the relationship "broke down."
In retrospect, that was good for James … James' welfare was paramount. I needed attention at that stage, "Stokes said.