When a small tabloid paper put out a story about Ron Miscavige, it was interesting that Ron couldn’t even convince the tabloid that he was a good-hearted choirboy from a coal mining town in Pennsylvania. Why? No amount of sales pitch could cover up Ron’s lifetime of betrayal, mostly to his own family.
No amount of sales pitch could cover up Ron’s lifetime of betrayal, mostly to his own family.
Considering Ron Miscavige’s life as a bully who doesn’t care about anyone else but himself, it was telling to see a tabloid newspaper call him out.
According to the tabloid story, Ron “admits he wasn’t the perfect dad”—an understatement indeed, according to his daughters—because of his abuse of their mother and them.
“THERE WERE TIMES WHEN I PUNCHED LORETTA”—The tabloid article quoted the words of Ron, a serial wife abuser, who downplayed his wife abuse in his writings but was forced to admit on national television to Megyn Kelly that he “struck Loretta about once a month over a 10-year period.”
As the tabloid said: Ron Miscavige’s daughters “say their father beat their mother ‘senseless’ and struck them, whipped them with belt buckles and tied them up ‘for the slightest or imagined offenses.’”
Of course, Ron calls this lies, except that as the tabloid pointed out: “there are handwritten statements—said to be from Ron, Loretta and two of their children—that discuss him striking, threatening and choking them.”
Despite the above, Ron admits to the reporter that when he let religion into his life at his younger son’s insistence, it led to him becoming calmer and “I never again even had the urge to strike her.”
And “I had gotten so much out of Scientology and had seen David helping others with it, so I thought it would be a terrific career for him.”
Of course, that was before Ron’s younger son left home to join the religion’s Founder. Outside of his son’s watchful eyes and insistence on ethics, Ron was out of control. For instance, there was Ron’s arrest for attempted rape. That too was covered by the tabloid:
“In October 1984, a man came to an apartment complex in King of Prussia, Pa., told the woman in the office he was interested in a place, then attacked her as she showed him a unit. She kicked him and ran. Police made a composite sketch and sent it around.
“Seven months later, the victim said she was ‘pretty sure’ the man in the composite was Ron Miscavige, who was questioned by police after making sales calls at another complex nearby.
“They arrested him for criminal attempt at rape, indecent assault and other charges.
“At home after his release, a panicked Ron Miscavige called David. The teenager who left for Clearwater eight years earlier had risen fast in the Sea Org. Now 25, he was a top executive who had gained Hubbard's confidence. David sent church staffers and a legal team to Pennsylvania, and the case was quickly dismissed.
The article goes on, “The arrest became a life-altering event that would push Ron Miscavige into the Sea Org. He says he had often thought about joining, and finally did out of gratitude to the church for helping him out of a jam.” This was Ron’s admission that his younger son had insisted his father join the religious order to straighten out his life and stay out of trouble after he helped his father avoid prison. And for 25 years, Ron did just that.
This was Ron’s admission that his younger son had insisted his father join the religious order to straighten out his life and stay out of trouble after he helped his father avoid prison.
When Ron finally went into retirement, he chose to go live with his namesake older son, Ronnie, despite warning from his daughters that he should do anything but that. The reason they didn’t want their father to live with his namesake, is from the abuse they had experienced at Ronnie’s hands when they were growing up, and as the reporter put it “while their father looked the other way.” Ron moved in with Ronnie anyway. 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.
Yet even after Ron ignored the pleas of his daughters and went to live with Ronnie, it was the kindness of his younger son that helped set up Ron for the rest of his life. As the tabloid covered it:
“Ron sent David a letter asking for financial help since he had not paid much into Social Security while in the Sea Org. Scientology's leader responded with a $100,000 check so his father could buy a house.
“The church says the money was part of David Miscavige's inheritance from his mom, who died in 2005. He also paid thousands for his dad's medical costs.”
It is tragic that despite this generosity, Ron is looking for another payday. Ron monetizes his betrayal as he abuses his own family while supporting those who want nothing more than to harm his daughters and younger son.
Ron monetizes his betrayal as he abuses his own family while supporting those who want nothing more than to harm his daughters and younger son.
That is why it’s no surprise that his own daughters issued a statement, as the tabloid quoted, and that they want nothing to do with Ron: “We know what is right and moral, and what is evil. Evil is Ronald T. Miscavige. We reject him.”