It doesn’t seem to bother Ron Miscavige that in addition to regularly cheating on his wife Loretta, he brutally and repeatedly beat her and their daughters. As with most men who inflict domestic violence, Ron seeks to blame the victim, in this case shifting fault to his late wife and two daughters.
Ron’s own admissions, made contemporaneous to his beatings, belie his statement that “It pains me to admit it now, and I regret ever doing it, but there were times when I punched Loretta. I never slapped or hit her in the face but, still, sometimes I did strike her. I might punch her in the arm or push her away when she was getting on me…”
Ron’s and his family’s Knowledge Reports and Ethics Reports (which are part of Scientology ecclesiastical ethics and justice practices, to aid spiritual progress and maintain harmony within the religious community) were written decades ago, shortly after some of the described attacks:
On September 26, 1972, Ron wrote, “I used to beat Loretta up prior to Scientology and have punched her several times since…I used to hit the kids a lot before Scientology. Now if I see it’s the only thing that I can do, I’ll give them a punch. (Very infrequently)” Click here to see the handwritten document.
After his younger son joined the religious order and moved a thousand miles from home to live in Clearwater, Florida, Ron expanded upon those statements in another self-generated write-up of February 27, 1977: “I hit Loretta and lose control of myself at times (this was reported before but I have done this again since reporting it) 4 or 5 times. Also, have choked her at times when I can’t get her to ack [acknowledge] my originations [ideas].” Ron lied on TV when he said “I’d hit her in the arm, or something like that.” Click here to see the handwritten document.
It isn’t only Ron’s words that confirm he underplays his history of domestic violence. Numerous reports from family members provided to the Church also confirm it:
From his wife Loretta: “One time last weekend he hit one of the kids for answering him back.” Click here to see the handwritten document.
From his eldest son Ronnie Jr.: “My father, Ron Miscavige… beat Denise up with a belt buckle recently, a couple times. I don’t know the exact number… Loretta has told me that she thinks Ron is insane, and that he causes ‘bad scenes’ when friends of my sisters are around. She also told me that recently she was ready to call the police on Ron because of some scene. (I don’t know what.)” Click here to see the original document.
From one of his daughters: “My dad picked me up and on the way home he said ‘Denise if there was any f***en way to get rid of you I would if I knew you wouldn’t come back.’ Took me up, beat me with a strap, bruised my whole back and sent me to bed…This morning again he hit me again, I can’t remember for what reason…We are (I am) afraid my dad will hit us…” Click here to see the handwritten document.
Ron Miscavige continues to ignore and cover up the real story of his life and how he treated his family—the family that disowned him due to his behavior. The true facts about Ron paint a very different picture and undermine his fake self-portrait of a moral authority and kindly patriarch in an Ozzie & Harriet fantasyland.