Ron Miscavige’s younger son bought his father a house after he left the Sea Org and bought him annual health insurance.
After Ron left the religious order, his daughters encouraged him to retire to the Sunshine State. But Ron decided to move in with his namesake son, Ronnie, instead. When Ron told his daughters that he would be doing so, they insisted that he not move in with Ronnie and that he knew why: Ronnie abused them when they were children. Ron ignored their protest.
Ronnie was arrested for a sex crime as part of an FBI sting of a drug and prostitution ring. The woman whose sexual services Ronnie paid for was reportedly a victim of human trafficking and addicted to heroin supplied by her pimp.
Not surprisingly, within weeks of Ron’s arrival at Ronnie’s house, Ronnie was arrested for a sex crime as part of an FBI sting of a drug and prostitution ring. The woman whose sexual services Ronnie paid for was reportedly a victim of human trafficking and addicted to heroin supplied by her pimp.
Perhaps the one true thing Ron said in his book is that “[A]s adults, Ronnie and David couldn’t be more different.” Indeed, that was true, but not for the reasons Ron put forth. Ron could have used this example: the very day Ronnie was arrested for his sex crime, his brother David was opening a Church in Israel, the Holy Land. Ron chose to support the son arrested for solicitation of prostitution, showing Ron has no moral code.
While living with his namesake son after Ronnie’s arrest for soliciting prostitution, Ron asked his younger son for “a little help.” He said he wanted to move away from Ronnie and get a home of his own in Wisconsin. He received $100,000 tax-free to buy a house—the first ever that Ron owned free and clear of a mortgage. The gift represented roughly his younger son’s entire inheritance from his mother. The gift was given in the hopes that his father would live out his life in peace.
He said he wanted to move away from Ronnie and get a home of his own in Wisconsin. He received $100,000 tax-free to buy a house—the first ever that Ron owned free and clear of a mortgage.
At the same time, Ron’s younger son found medical and dental insurance for his father, and paid the annual $5,000 premium, even while Ron was secretly writing vitriol attacking his own family.
Ron had a conversation with an attorney and long-term family friend in which Ron stated he was not writing a book about his son and such a claim was “nuts.” In the words of the attorney who spoke with Ron, “During our conversation Ronald Miscavige emphatically and repeatedly denied rumors that he was writing a book about his son, David. He used profanity in disclaiming such an intention, calling the notion ‘complete horseshit’ and stressing that he never had any intention of going to any media or writing a ‘fucking book’ or ‘throwing Dave under the bus.’ He said the very idea was ‘nuts’ and asked me ‘where the fuck do you get this [idea] from?’” Ron lied.
That wasn’t much of a surprise. Ron has lied again and again. Virtually every time he opens his mouth he is lying about something. Ron even claimed his daughters stopped speaking with him, falsely blaming the Church. In truth, Ron stopped talking to his daughters when he moved in with his namesake son and when Ron was covering up for his son’s arrest for prostitution.
Ron never told his daughters that their older brother and abuser was arrested for a sex crime. Nor did he tell his daughters that he was befriending the very people who not only were attacking the Church but who were behind frivolous litigation against one of his daughters and her husband. The lawsuit was ultimately thrown out as meritless, but not before Ron befriended and supported the people who put his own daughter and son-in-law through the anguish, time and costs of having to fight frivolous litigation.
Ron also fails to mention that Ronnie—his host for almost a year—was arrested for taking advantage of a woman who was a virtual sex slave. Shortly after that, Ronnie’s wife left him. But Ron’s book ignores the facts altogether. Instead, his book describes his time at Ronnie’s home as idyllic: “At any rate, down in Virginia, Becky and I got along great with Ronnie and Bitty, and life was good. But Ronnie's daughter, Jenna, and grandkids were out in San Diego. Bitty had been spending a lot of time there, and, I wondered, what if he decides to move out there with them?” Right. Ron is an apologist for his deviant namesake. Ron’s account is a lie because he was well aware that Ronnie’s wife left him in the wake of the arrest.
It soon became apparent that Ron was not living out his life in peace. Ron was lying full-time.
It soon became apparent that Ron was not living out his life in peace. Ron was lying full time. He involved himself in the activities of a small group of anti-Scientologists who were engaging in extortion against Ron’s own family. They wanted to use him in their campaign. To make a buck, Ron turned his back on his family and willingly went along with the scheme.
The sad part is that even when many of the anti-Scientologists were exposed for using Ron for their own ends and propaganda, Ron himself did not wake up, smell the coffee and realize that it was always his younger son who had helped him throughout his life and been there for him, lending a moral compass, lending support, providing gifts, providing clothing, providing medical, providing a car and even a house. Instead of any thanks, Ron continued to attack his younger son and alienate his daughters and their families. Ron is a thankless person. What’s so sad is he will not change.