When asked to describe Ron Miscavige, those who knew him well and worked with him for many years, even decades, said the following:
Ron Miscavige, an embarrassment, the person you don’t want to take to the family reunion or wedding:
“…crude, just sort of a happy go lucky guy, somebody you’d expect to meet in a bar and tell you the joke, the uncle that you cringe about when it comes to the family reunion, because you know he’s going to be a little too loud, and a little off color and probably say the wrong thing to your family. That’s Ron Miscavige.” —CS
The uncle that you cringe about when it comes to the family reunion… That’s Ron Miscavige.
Ron Miscavige, obnoxious, the person who doesn’t care about anyone but himself:
“…how obnoxious he was and just how careless he was about other people’s feelings. Nobody else existed, in his universe. Only he existed. He was so obnoxious.” —DD
Ron Miscavige, antagonistic jerk, the person who treats others with no compassion:
“Ron’s temperament and viewpoint about other people was unpleasant. Like his default setting was antagonistic jerk.”—BD
Ron’s default setting was antagonistic jerk.
Ron Miscavige, racist, the person who has contempt for others:
“Ron would walk in and he’d say, ’Ay, f’n guinea.’ I’m Italian, that’s offensive. I’ve heard him call the Jewish fellow who works here
’sheeny’ and ’kike’. He would use the ’n’ word for one of the black singers we had. Ron was very rude. He would never tell it to her face, just joke around and laugh about it.”—CM
Ron Miscavige, unfiltered and crass, the person who is mean and very difficult to deal with:
“Making fun of people at someone else’s expense and trying to put them down, that’s sort of where he got his kicks.”
“He really got a special pleasure out of putting others down.”—AR
Ron would walk in and he’d say, ’Ay, f’n guinea.’ I’m Italian, that’s offensive. I’ve heard him call the Jewish fellow who works here ’sheeny’ and ’kike’. He would use the ’n’ word for one of the black singers we had. Ron was very rude.
Ron Miscavige, offensive, the person who makes jokes at others’ expense:
“Ron’s sense of humor lacked only two things—sense and humor.”—ME
Ron Miscavige, tasteless, the person who demeans others:
“While playing with the band, Ron once brought a woman on stage and said, ’And here she is, she dances on one leg, she stands on the other and makes her living in between.’”—RG
In my dealings with Ron one thing I’ve noticed is that he is definitely dishonest and seems to have a bit of a used car salesman type of attitude.
Ron Miscavige, dishonest, the person who lies to others:
“In my dealings with Ron one thing I’ve noticed is that he is definitely dishonest and seems to have a bit of a used car salesman type of attitude. And I remember even having a conversation with him where he actually told me that being a salesman was his profession, which I thought was completely ironic, because I definitely have noticed over time and in observing him that this is not a person who is honest. When I observe him he sees himself, he does not see other people.”—KS
Ron Miscavige, brash and insincere, the person who thinks he never does anything wrong:
“Ron was a very brash, loud, pretty obnoxious person. He does have a con man side to him which is smooth and the silver tongue type of thing, which he uses to get his way, but he’s not a sincerely nice person in any way. I’ve never known him, for instance, to ever express any sincere remorse for anything that he did wrong, ever. This is a very unique missing quality with Ron Miscavige.”—RC
Ron has a con man side to him which is smooth and the silver tongue type of thing, which he uses to get his way, but he’s not a sincerely nice person in any way.
Ron Miscavige, irredeemable, the person who refuses to learn and practice to become pro:
“Ron was incorrigible. It was unbelievable. He played out of tune and played poorly. And because I’ve taught students through the years, I knew what he needed and I took the time to write it out to help him. And he would never do it—no matter what advice you would tell him, he would never do it.” —CL
Ron Miscavige, talentless con man, the person who tries to con his way through life without working:
“When Ron was actually asked to do work, like an honest day’s work, which I would do, I’d tell him, ’Get to work’. It would be the emperor-has-no-clothes-on scenario, because the amount of talent the guy had I can fit on my little finger. It was a problem, because you can’t con a good piece of music into existence.”—PS
That is Ron Miscavige as described by those who knew him inside and out, those who worked with him day in and day out for years and years, some for decades. They tried to help him change, but Ron was unable to change. Ron could never see anything about his behavior that required adjusting or reforming. Ron was incapable of introspection, looking at how he treats others and doing something to become a better man. Ron remains to this day an embarrassment: the offensive, brash and insincere, unfiltered and crass, obnoxious, racist, tasteless, antagonistic jerk his former friends describe.