• Ron Miscavige’s “Memoir” of Hearsay


    Ron’s Own Diaries Expose His Book as a Con Job

    As a pre-eminent First Amendment attorney who has represented the Church of Scientology for four decades, Eric Lieberman knows firsthand the absurdity of Ronald T. Miscavige’s claims to know anything about his son David Miscavige’s ascent to ecclesiastical leader or the global religious issues he deals with every day.

    As Mr. Lieberman noted to St. Martin’s Press in advance of the publication of the book, Ronald was selling pots and pans in Upper Darby, PA, when his son was thousands of miles away, first serving at the side of founder L. Ron Hubbard, then leading the religion as Mr. Hubbard intended after his passing.

    A longtime friend of Mr. David Miscavige, Mr. Lieberman also knows that Ronald’s entry into the Church’s religious order was conditioned on his receiving his son’s help to save him from a dire future in prison after he was arrested for attempted rape outside of Philadelphia in 1985. Due to his son’s efforts in obtaining top lawyers, the charges were dropped. As promised, Ronald entered the Sea Organization because it was obvious he needed to be kept in check and couldn’t be trusted to stay out of trouble.

    Mr. Lieberman also knows that Ronald’s entry into the Church’s religious order was conditioned on his receiving his son’s help to save him from a dire future in prison.

    Perhaps the smoking gun that exposes trumpet player Ronald’s newfound expertise he claims in his book about ecclesiastical matters is his “Day Timers,” Ron’s daily diaries and work records.

    Day Timer books of Ron Miscavige
    Ron Miscavige’s Day Timers show his day-to-day activities for six years reflect the ordinary life Ron lived in the Sea Organization, the Church’s religious order. Ron was a trumpet player in a Church band. He scored music, studied, traveled, performed and drove to the doctor when he wasn’t taking vacations, the occasional day off or engaged in other excursions.
     

    They show in excruciating detail his day-to-day activities for years, none of which even remotely involve the things he opines about as an “expert” in his book. Instead, they reveal an ordinary life of a musician who drives to doctor appointments, goes shopping and takes days off for excursions and vacations—no references whatsoever to the things he claims in his book to have direct knowledge of. 

    In fact, it’s telling that even Ronald now admits in his book and in media interviews that he never actually witnessed numerous things he claims to know about in his “memoir,” but that he sourced them to other anonymous people he claims to have spoken with. Phrases like “people have told me…” and “though I have been told…” are the refrains of this “memoir.” All of it hearsay from the same handful of disgruntled obsessed anti-Scientology zealots.

    In other words, what Ronald knows about David Miscavige’s ecclesiastical duties and ascent in the Church is what he “cut and pasted” from the fringes of the Internet. That’s no memoir, but an effort to dupe the public into spending its money on a fraudulent book.

    What these Day Timers show is that in his “memoir” he spends virtually no time mentioning what he actually did for 27 years—play in the Church band.

    What these Day Timers show is that in his “memoir” he spends virtually no time mentioning what he actually did for 27 years—play in the Church band. While his book is replete with hearsay, Ronald makes no mention of the dozen bandmates he worked and played with for over two decades. In other words, his entire “memoir,” for all intents and purposes, spends a single page on what he did for more than one-third of his life. That’s because what Ronald really did was play music in a band. But that wouldn’t have fit into his false narrative that he was “abused” by living a life he never would have had were it not for David’s kindness and the care given him by his fellow band members. In fact, those daily diaries show he actually lived a peaceful, mundane life, took time off for vacations, drove off to go shopping, indulged in his passion to work out and even spent time in the property’s gourmet kitchen leisurely baking pizzelles.

    Here is a random sampling of a few days of these daily diaries revealing the ordinary life of Sea Organization member and musician Ronald T. Miscavige:

    FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2006: Ron keeps record of his reps for his daily workout. Thanks to a regular schedule for Ron to exercise, he completes 9 chin ups.
     

    FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 2007:  As part of Ron’s daily activities, he drives to Palm Springs on an errand.

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    TUESDAY, MARCH 13, 2007:  Ron’s flights to Tampa, via Las Vegas, to perform.

    TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 2008: On an otherwise routine day, Ron orders a new exercise book.
     


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    TUESDAY,  FEBRUARY 2, 2010:  Ron goes to study. He also schedules a trip to a doctor and plans to leave at 8:30 am so he has plenty of time to drive to his destination—something he did often.

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    FRIDAY, MAY 28, 2010:  Due to Memorial day traffic, Ron spent the day in Los Angeles.

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    WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2011:   Ron’s 75th birthday. He notes his younger son (who he refers to as “COB” as the staff and Scientologists respectfully and affectionately call him) gave Ron a Jupiter Pocket Trumpet for his birthday, which was the only item on Ron's birthday “wish list.” Ron would play the trumpet for strangers, boasting that his son gave it to him. While he now vilifies his son in a false “memoir” to make money, he continues to show how much he treasures the gift by playing it often for others.    

    FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 2011: Another routine day as a Gold musician included exercise, study and completing two music scores.
     


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    TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2011:   There were no entries in Ronald’s Day Timers between June 21 and June 25, 2011, as he had traveled with wife Becky Bigelow to Mt. Carmel, PA—all expenses paid by David.

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    SATURDAY, AUGUST 6, 2011: Ron marks as a “done” that he spent the evening in the kitchen designed by a top professional kitchen designer where he bakes Pizzelles.