• Ron Miscavige • A Reckless Man
    A blog from those who knew the belligerent, unhinged Ron Miscavige

    Ron Miscavige was arrested by the police for reckless driving. He almost ran three, maybe six, cars off the road, and he was arrested. This was while Ron was working at Golden Era Productions. Ron was the only person ever at Golden Era to be arrested.

    Ron Miscavige

    The policeman said, “He was traveling through this small town here, blowing red lights, traveling over 80 miles an hour. We got several phone calls that he’d almost side-swiped people, and we just didn’t know what was going on.

    “So I came out, I put my lights and sirens on. I’m like behind this guy for several miles, and he never pulled over! He acted oblivious, and by the time we got him to pull over, he stepped out of the car and he’s like, ‘What’s happening?’ He was already belligerent, and what he said was, ‘Oh, oh okay. Well, why don’t you just hit me and then just let me go!’”

    When Golden Era’s Security Officer asked the policeman if he could just take Ron home, the reply was, “No, it’s gone way beyond that just with what he’s done, and I’m going to have to take him in to the police station.”

    When Golden Era’s Security Officer asked the policeman if he could just take Ron home, the reply was, “No, it’s gone way beyond that just with what he’s done, and I’m going to have to take him in to the police station.”

    After Ron was arrested he was told by the Legal Affairs Director that he needed to hire an attorney. She said, “Ron, you need to hire an attorney because this is a pretty serious allegation. You were very belligerent with the police, they handcuffed you, threw you in the back of a police car, put you in jail. This was not a light matter.” Ron finally agreed and hired an attorney and he was assigned to do community service—which, of course, Ron tried to get out of.

    Ron Miscavige’s personal moral code is so bad, he said to the Legal Affairs Director, “Come on, just sign it off. Nobody’s gonna know that I didn’t do it.” She adamantly refused to sign it off and made Ron do the community service.

    Ron Miscavige’s personal moral code is so bad, he said to the Legal Affairs Director, “Come on, just sign it off. Nobody’s gonna know that I didn’t do it.” She adamantly refused to sign it off and made Ron do the community service. She said, “No. You do the community service, Ron. That’s the deal. That is what you have to do.” Dealing with Ron Miscavige was like dealing with a recalcitrant child. The problem was he never would take responsibility for his actions.

    This was not Ron’s first arrest. In 1985, the police arrested and charged Ron with “criminal attempt at rape, indecent assault, simple assault, recklessly endangering, criminal trespass and burglary” for an attack on a woman at an apartment complex outside of Philadelphia.

    This was not Ron’s first arrest. In 1985, the police arrested and charged Ron with “criminal attempt at rape, indecent assault, simple assault, recklessly endangering, criminal trespass and burglary” for an attack on a woman at an apartment complex outside of Philadelphia.
    Ron Miscavige arrest

    Here is what detectives from the Upper Merion Township Police Department outside Philadelphia wrote in their report. For privacy reasons, the names of the victim and witness have been redacted:

    On the evening of October 9, 1984, after darkness, at approx. 20:00 hrs. [a woman] was working alone in the rental office of the Kingswood Apartment complex [in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania]. She noticed a car pull up in the front of the rental office. Shortly after seeing this car arrive a white male entered the rental office and enquired about renting an apartment. [The victim], who was on the phone at the time when the man entered, handed the man a brochure and asked him if he wanted to see a one bedroom or two bedroom apartment.

    She said the man seemed to be caught off guard by this question and, after looking at a sign which indicated the door to the “two bedroom” sample apartment, the man said that he wanted to see a two bedroom apartment. [The victim] directed him to the two bedroom sample and finished her phone conversation. She then joined the man in the sample apartment. [The victim] stated that the man did not say too much and commented very little about the apartment. As she turned away from the master bath and walked near the bed, the man pushed her back onto the bed, leaned over her, ripped open her blouse with both his hands and said, “I’m going to get you Cutie” or something similar. During the ensuing struggle she received scratches on her face. She managed to kick the man in the groin and he immediately ceased the attack and fled the scene.

    As the police report continues, similar suspicious events clearly involving Ron Miscavige pursuant to the same modus operandi soon transpired in the same area:

    On January 21, 1985 at approx. 1500 hrs, [a separate female witness] was working in the rental office of the Gulph Mills Village apartments. At that time a white male entered the rental office and inquired about renting an apartment. When asked if he was interested in a one or two bedroom unit he answered that it did not matter. [The witness] became suspicious of the man because of this answer. She gave him some general information and offered to show him a sample apartment. While explaining the details of the apartments to the man [the witness] said he acted both disinterested and silly. The man declined to see the sample. He asked about her Saturday office hours and then left the office hurriedly. She stated that she felt very uneasy while speaking to this man because he never made eye contact with her but continually stared at her breast.

    1980 Honda, like the car Ron was driving at the time.

    On March 25, 1985 at approx. 1810 hrs. [the witness] was working in the Gulph Mills Village apartment rental office when this same man entered the office, walked directly to [her] desk and asked for directions but she was terrified and did not answer… and he left the office.

    According to police documents, the witness at the Gulph Mills Village complex wrote down details about the car (a 4-door cream colored Honda Accord) and the license plate, which exactly matched Ron Miscavige’s car. When Detective Deegan of the Upper Merion Police interviewed Ron he admitted that a) it was his car, b) he was a salesman and had made business calls to the Kingswood apartments where the assault had occurred and c) that he was in the rental office of Gulph Mills Village apartments in late March.

    Ron … admitted that a) it was his car, b) he was a salesman and had made business calls to the Kingswood apartments where the assault had occurred and c) that he was in the rental office of Gulph Mills Village apartments in late March.

    Both women were shown a photo display of five different men. Both picked out Ron from the selection and stated he was the man who entered their rental offices, with the victim identifying him as the man who assaulted her. When Ron later speaks about the incident he admits, “They showed me a composite drawing of the suspect. It could only have been me. It looked so much like me that I could have posed for the picture.”

    The police descended in force upon his house with a search warrant and came in looking for evidence, including one brown men’s suit and a camel colored cloth coat. Ron’s daughters, who were in the area then, recall that he wore such a coat often but that the police mistakenly grabbed a similar one belonging to their mother, Loretta. (The woman Ron now admits he regularly beat for a decade.) Ron Miscavige later confessed, “They found a tan topcoat that belonged to Loretta. If I put it on, the sleeves would have come halfway up my forearms. They took it as evidence anyway.” Ron omits that his daughters distinctly remember that he owned and wore a tan coat that most definitely did fit him.

    At the time this went down, Ron Miscavige called his younger son in a panic over what would happen to him in jail. He believed that he would be sodomized and found hanging in a cell. Ron continued to feel that way years later. In a shameful and racist 2011 rant in which he recalled the incident in a voluntary taped interview:

    The first attorney we had, if we would have kept him I would be in jail now getting f----- up the ass by a n-----. I can tell you right now.

    (Click here to listen to the full, unedited and shocking audio clip)

    When Ron’s younger son acted to help Ron, a condition for that help was his younger son’s insistence that Ron join the religious order so that Ron could “clean up his act” and finally lead a moral, ethical life. Ron had been leading an immoral life leading up to the arrest, and his younger son knew that only a complete change and strict moral boundaries would keep Ron out of trouble. So he insisted that if Ron escaped conviction, he would join the Sea Organization to keep his behavior in check. Ron had proved that he couldn’t be trusted to behave if left to his own devices.

    The dates tell the tale: On May 1, Ron is interviewed by the police. On May 8, Ron is arrested and the police conduct a search of his home. By the end of May, the charges were dismissed, thanks to his younger son and the highly respected experienced attorneys he retained. On June 10, Ron started driving cross-country to California, where he joined the religious order.

    As soon as the charges were dismissed, he reported for duty, as ordered.  For the next 27 years Ron Miscavige was afforded the opportunity to work in a Church band as a trumpet player, travel the world, thereby fulfilling his dream of playing music and performing for audiences. The agreement was that he keep his nose clean. Ron largely stayed out of trouble, but as stated above, not entirely, because Ron Miscavige was the only person ever at Golden Era to be arrested and get in trouble with the police. And even then, he was rude, belligerent and unhinged.

    Ron Miscavige was the only person ever at Golden Era to be arrested and get in trouble with the police. And even then, he was rude, belligerent and unhinged.

    All in all, Ron Miscavige has never changed.