Whatever you think of Packer, he was brave to talk about depression


The photograph was so disturbing, the first time I viewed it, I had to look away, as I felt as though I was intruding on someone’s deepest personal pain.

  • Wendy Squires
  • Brisbane Times

The picture showed James Packer at the Crown Resorts Annual General Meeting in Melbourne in 2016, looking bloated and overweight, his eyes red and watery and seeming to scream “help!”.

Batl 2bHis pallor was an angry red; his gait that of a whipped dog temporarily let off its leash.

Having met Packer on several occasions over the years, I could not reconcile the man in the photograph with the powerful presence I recalled.

The words that…

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