• The Tragic Human Trafficking Story Ron Miscavige Wants to Hide

    In his effort to monetize his own family through his so-called “memoir,” Ron Miscavige cites hearsay he “heard about” on the Internet to make absurd claims he and others were “mistreated.” But when Ron knows firsthand that someone is actually being mistreated through a crime and when that person was named as a victim of human trafficking — and it’s happening right in front of him because his namesake son is at the center of it — Ron covers it up.

    When Ron knows firsthand that someone is actually being mistreated through a crime and when that person was named as a victim of human trafficking — and it’s happening right in front of him because his namesake son is at the center of it— Ron covers it up.

    That’s what happened when his son Ronnie was arrested within days of Ron moving in with him. Ronnie’s arrest was for solicitation of prostitution, as part of a larger law enforcement sting. Ron kept it from his family because he knew that it was exactly what his daughters had feared when they pleaded with him not to go live with Ronnie. Having been sexually abused by their older brother when they were all of 8 and 11 years old, they knew his character. Ron knew that moving in with his namesake would be such an egregious act of betrayal that his daughters would want nothing to do with him again. But Ron did it anyway.

    Records show that what Ron covered up on behalf of Ronnie was far worse than imagined. The woman Ronnie had been paying for sex, Rachel, was found by the police to be a victim of a pimp who was holding her against her will. She was also a drug addict who was physically abused by one of her pimps. A pimp had rented her room and had set up shop in the adjoining room.

    Photos from the room where the victim was being held against her will by her pimp.
     
    Police photo of Louis Terrell Whack
    Police photo of Louis Terrell Whack from a Virginia arrest. According to Hampton, VA, police reports from November 2011, Rachel told officers “that Mr. Whack was keeping [Rachel] in the hotel against [her] will.”
    Police photo of Louis Terrell Whack
    Police photo of Louis Terrell Whack from a Virginia arrest. According to Hampton, VA, police reports from November 2011, Rachel told officers “that Mr. Whack was keeping [Rachel] in the hotel against [her] will.”

    According to police reports, the pimp took the victim’s ID and her mobile phone and would not permit her to make calls from her room.  “Yesterday, he repeatedly punched me about 10 times, one of the punches hit my face,” she told police.

    A prospective client took pity on Rachel’s cries for help.  He did the right thing by declining to have sex with her, then reporting the matter, which led to the police investigation. By contrast, instead of doing the right thing, police records say Ronnie paid for sexual services between November and January.

    Police records show that Rachel told police that she had sexually serviced Ronnie 30 times over a two-month period. On one occasion when she and another prostitute serviced Ronnie together for a 30-minute threesome that included “everything,” Ronnie paid each $100.

    Police records show that Rachel told police that she had sexually serviced Ronnie 30 times over a two-month period. On one occasion when she and another prostitute serviced Ronnie together for a 30-minute threesome that included “everything,” Ronnie paid each $100.
    Police photo of victim, Rachel, from a prostitution arrest in Gloucester County, VA
    Police photo of victim, Rachel, from a prostitution arrest in Gloucester County, VA. According to a police report, on March 2, 2012, Rachel told a detective she “provided sexual services to [Ronnie] Miscavige on over 30 occasions between November 2011 and January 2012.”
    Police photo of victim, Rachel, from a prostitution arrest in Gloucester County, VA
    Police photo of victim, Rachel, from a prostitution arrest in Gloucester County, VA. According to a police report, on March 2, 2012, Rachel told a detective she “provided sexual services to [Ronnie] Miscavige on over 30 occasions between November 2011 and January 2012.”

    Interviewed by police, Ronnie claimed that he had researched topless massages at “Avenue X” and Backpage. Backpage is the notorious website law enforcement officials consider a cesspool of human trafficking. It’s the same website defended relentlessly by Ron’s shill Tony Ortega when he worked for the website’s owner, which reportedly made millions in advertising dollars from Backpage. As New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof once asked, “If prostitution of children is illegal, why is it that we allow an estimated 100,000 underage girls and boys to be sold for sex in America each year — many on a single American website, Backpage[dot]com?”

    The police report also stated that when asked point-blank if he had paid for sex during the “massages,” Ronnie “stated that he would like to answer the question truthfully but was afraid that he would get in trouble if he did so.” Police also stated that Ronnie confirmed text messages he received and sent, including one in which he agreed to buy condoms before meeting the prostitute, and that he had a password-protected image file on his phone with photos of prostitutes he had taken.

    The police report also stated that when asked point-blank if he had paid for sex during the “massages,” Ronnie “stated that he would like to answer the question truthfully but was afraid that he would get in trouble if he did so.”

    Of course, Ron never mentions Ronnie’s arrest in his whitewashed “memoir.” He makes the absurd statement that down in Virginia, Becky and I got along great with Ronnie and Bitty, and life was good.”

    From Ron’s comment, it sounds like having his namesake son caught up in a drug and prostitution sting was just another day at the office. And the fact that Ronnie’s wife, Bitty, left him because she couldn’t take it anymore was just like playing another lick on his trumpet. Then, instead of condemning Ronnie’s behavior, to sell books Ron vilifies his younger son, David, the moral compass of the family who not only cared for his father but kept his irresponsible behavior in check for most of Ron’s life.

    From Ron’s comment, it sounds like having his namesake son caught up in a drug and prostitution sting was just another day at the office. And the fact that Ronnie’s wife, Bitty, left him because she couldn’t take it anymore was just like playing another lick on his trumpet.

    Incredibly, Ron goes out of his way to laud Ronnie by writing “Ronnie, for instance, is the most considerate and thoughtful person you would ever want to meet,” as if exploiting a young woman strung out on heroin is an act of kindness.

    Ron is talking about the same person—Ronnie—who police reports show exploited a woman who was a human trafficking victim. It’s the same immoral son he went to live with against the explicit wishes of his daughters, an act of betrayal that he refused to admit is the catalyst for their disowning him. Ronnie also is the same person who turned his home into a flophouse for individuals he and Ron befriended who are obsessed with trying to hurt Ron’s own daughters through frivolous litigation and media smears.

    So when Ron finally decided to venture on his own and move away from the immoral older son Ronnie, it was the moral younger son David who “sent me $100,000 so I could buy a house. On top of that, David added a plan for top-quality medical and dental insurance, with $5,000 annually to cover it.

    Any normal father would be happy to receive such help and feel grateful to a son like David, especially since Ron was able to buy a house free and clear with no mortgage or house payments. For the first time in his life he finally had that kind of financial security. By contrast, Ronnie, who Ron had expected to shower him with money, gave him nothing other than a temporary roof over his head and the embarrassment that came from living with a son right when he was arrested in a law enforcement sting for exploiting a sad victim of human trafficking.

    Any normal father would be happy to receive such help and feel grateful to a son like David, especially since Ron was able to buy a house free and clear with no mortgage or house payments.

    But Ron doesn’t see it that way. Instead, he rants about how there might have been a hidden meaning in this generous $100,000 gift from David, ignoring that it came with zero strings attached. Instead of showing gratitude, Ron targets the son who leads a moral life and oversees a worldwide religion dedicated to promoting human rights, mobilizing relief efforts when disasters occur and combating the kind of drug abuse suffered by the prostitute his immoral son used 30 times in two months.

    Ron fails to recognize that David is so generous with his father because he’s that compassionate. On top of that, David helped his father even though Ron had cut off all communication with him, even telling one of his daughters that if she ever gave David his mobile phone number, he would change phones so that neither David nor the sister could ever speak with him again.

    What all this says is that Ron’s claim that he wrote his literary forgery to reconnect with his family is just another one of his con jobs.  Ron ignores the moral wing of his family, praising his older son even when Ronnie was arrested for soliciting prostitution, is known to have frequented massage parlors in Virginia and lately has been living under the same roof as a woman who some refer to by the mysterious name “Misty Z.”

      Ron ignores the moral wing of his family, praising his older son even when Ronnie was arrested for soliciting prostitution, is known to have frequented massage parlors in Virginia and lately has been living under the same roof as a woman who some refer to by the mysterious name “Misty Z.”  

    Ron’s behavior is not how someone acts who wants to mend his relationship with the moral part of his family. It’s what someone does who is only out to make a buck.

    See the official reports:

    Human trafficking victim Rachel’s heartbreaking story as told in the Hampton, VA, police reports

    On November 15, 2011, responding to a call to the La Quinta Inn in Hampton, VA, police conducted a welfare check. They were told a prostitute named Rachel was being held against her will. According to the police report, her suspected pimp, Louis Terrell Whack Jr., was restricting her ability to make phone calls or leave the motel room. Louis Whack reported to police that drugs and/or related paraphernalia were in the hotel room.  See the report below with details of the welfare check and the suspected pimp.

    According to a separate police report, Rachel “provided sexual services to [Ronnie] Miscavige on over 30 occasions between November 2011 and January 2012” on or around the same time she was reported to be a human trafficking victim.

    Hampton police report about Ron Miscavige hooker page 1



    On November 15, 2011, police officers went to Room 245 at the La Quinta Inn in Hampton, VA. They discovered a prostitute named Rachel held captive by her alleged pimp, Louis Terrell Whack Jr. Her cell phone and ID had been confiscated, with the hotel phone cord removed from the room and in the possession of Louis Whack and stuffed in his pocket. The victim told police she was forced to have sex for money. See the report below with details of how the victim was being held against her will by her suspected pimp.

    According to a separate police report, Rachel “provided sexual services to [Ronnie] Miscavige on over 30 occasions…” between November 2011 and January 2012.

    Hampton police report about Ron Miscavige hooker page 2



    According to a November 15, 2011, police report, officers were investigating whether Rachel was the victim of an abduction. She made money as a prostitute from clients who found her through Backpage, a notorious website law enforcement considers a cesspool of sex traffickers. Rachel was forced to service 7-10 men a day, eventually asking one of her prospective clients to help her out of her predicament. Read below the gruesome details, including about alleged threats on her life from the suspected pimp.

    Separate reports show that “[Ronnie] Miscavige stated that he has researched Backpage[dot] com” and that Rachel had provided “sexual services to [Ronnie] Miscavige” between November 2011 and January 2012.

    Hampton police report about Ron Miscavige hooker page 3



    On November 15, 2011, details on the offense of Assisting or Promoting Prostitution (Pandering or Procuring) were forwarded to “Investigations.” See below how the November 15, 2011, incident report with the suspected pimp was turned over to “Investigations.”

    According to separate police reports, when Ronald [Ronnie] Miscavige was interviewed by Hampton Police he was asked “if he had previously paid [Rachel] and [blank] for sex during the ‘massages.’ [Ronnie] Miscavige stated that he would like to answer the question truthfully but was afraid that he would get in trouble if he did so.”

    Hampton police report about Ron Miscavige hooker page 4



    The victim, Rachel, was told “he was gonna post me on Backpage and that I were to have sex with men for money. And give him half of every date.” In her harrowing account, the victim also says she was told at a Super 8 Motel that she was prevented from leaving by “Junior,” a.k.a. Louis Terrell Whack Jr., who allegedly told her he would not let her leave. Read below about the alleged sexual servitude with the suspected pimp.

    Separate documents show she met [Ronnie] Miscavige for sex at a Super 8 Motel in Hampton, VA, on or around the same time period, November 2011 through January 2012, prior to Ronnie’s arrest for Solicitation of Prostitution.  

    Hampton police report about Ron Miscavige hooker page 5



    Police documents state that the victim, Rachel, told authorities she was not free to leave, as reported on November 15, 2011, and was subjected to forced sexual servitude by her alleged pimp “Junior,” a.k.a. Louis Terrell Whack Jr. Read the disturbing report below about her alleged pimp.

    According to a separate police report, Rachel “provided sexual services to [Ronnie] Miscavige on over 30 occasions” in locations such as the Super 8 Motel in Hampton, VA, and La Quinta Inn in Williamsburg, VA.

    Hampton police report about Ron Miscavige hooker page 6



    Ronnie Miscavige police reports, covering the same time period

    This arrest record of Ronald [Ron or Ronnie] Miscavige shows the same prostitute, Rachel, “provided sexual services to [Ronnie] Miscavige on over 30 occasions between November 2011 and January 2012.” She previously met [Ronnie] Miscavige at the Super 8 Motel in Hampton, VA, and the La Quinta Inn in Williamsburg, VA, to perform sex for money. Documents show Rachel told police she and another prostitute “serviced [Ronnie] Miscavige together on one occasion,” charging him “$100 a piece for a 30-minute encounter that involved ‘everything.’”



    Police records show Ronnie Miscavige was arrested on August 21, 2012. Ron, his father, was living with Ronnie at the time in Ronnie’s Williamsburg, VA, home. Ronnie had a password-protected image file on his mobile phone of Rachel and other prostitutes.



    This police report shows the court disposition for Ronnie Miscavige’s arrest for prostitution was “Guilty” and to withhold findings until November 2013. Records show one or more prostitutes were summonsed as witnesses.



    This is a mug shot obtained from the Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail of Ronald R. M. Miscavige, August 21, 2012.