Ron Miscavige shows what a hypocrite he is by complaining incessantly about not having a relationship with his family, notably his grandchildren.
Start with the fact that Ron lies about who cut off his relationship with his daughters. It was him. First, he refused to read the extensive letters they wrote him. Then he refused to listen when he was told he should read what they are saying to him. And he never wrote or called when he still had the chance.
Ron covers up that the real catalyst for the breakup of his family came when, over the protests of his daughters, he moved in with his namesake son who had abused them as young girls. On top of that, Ron also befriended people harassing his own daughters through such means as frivolous litigation filed against one of his daughters and her husband and planting press smears to torment them.
So when Ron whines about not seeing his grandchildren, he is reverting to the same fast-talking hustler he’s always been, selling his latest con with a phony tearjerker tale that he is being prevented from seeing his grandchildren. It’s just another sales job no different than when he sold cookware 40 years ago, layered with trumped-up “complaints” manufactured out of whole cloth just to make a buck.
Ron is reverting to the same fast-talking hustler he’s always been, selling his latest con with a phony tearjerker tale that he is being prevented from seeing his grandchildren.
What makes Ron’s whining even more disingenuous is that he pulled a similar stunt with his granddaughter of choice, Jenna. Like Ron, she also wrote a book to make money exploiting the family name made famous by his son David.
But Ron was playing the other side. He was angling to get money from David so he and his wife Becky could move to Wisconsin and buy a home. At the time, he had been living with his oldest son and Jenna’s father, Ronnie, in Virginia, but quickly discovered that he had been delusional in thinking that Ronnie was going to shower him with money. So when Ron wanted to pick up and go, he openly bad-mouthed Jenna, saying how awful she was to write a book exploiting the family. He figured if he criticized anyone who attacked the family, he would look like he was supportive of his daughters and younger son and deserved their support. So Ron played it accordingly: He claimed that he was so incensed he didn’t want to speak to Jenna, ever again. And when Ron asked David for money so he could move away to Wisconsin, his excuse du jour was he did not want to be connected up with his granddaughter Jenna.
He said, “We don’t want to have anything to do with Jenna and the f---ing stuff she’s doing.” He went on to rant about how she was misrepresenting the religion to others, “she doesn’t know jack s--- about Scientology,” and that she was “running amok.” He said that he would like to have a place to live and that he “could not swallow” being “connected up with Jenna.”
“We don’t want to have anything to do with Jenna and the f---ing stuff she’s doing.”
Invoking his granddaughter’s name again, he said that as far as he is concerned he thinks Jenna is a “Suppressive Person.” Ron then put an exclamation point on it by adding: “I will tell you flat out!” He also made it crystal clear that he cut off communication with Jenna, saying “I don’t talk to her” and complaining about her airing the dirty laundry “into the f---ing public!”
But it was all faux drama. Because three years later he exposed himself as a hypocrite with his own efforts to make a buck exploiting the name of his son. If he was complaining about Jenna exploiting the family, then why did he do the exact same thing himself? With Ron, the answer is always the same—money.
Ron… said that as far as he is concerned he thinks Jenna is a “Suppressive Person.” Ron then put an exclamation point on it by adding: “I will tell you flat out!”
David did give Ron money, but not for any reason other than he always cared for his father all of his adult life and was always there when Ron needed help. The generous check was for $100,000, which allowed Ron to buy a house mortgage-free for the first time in his life. He also provided Ron annual payments of $5,000 for health insurance. The one and only goal was to provide Ron with the funds he needed to live out his life in peace and in good health.
David did give Ron money, but not for any reason other than he always cared for his father all of his adult life and was always there when Ron needed help.
But once Ron got the money and was trying to make more, he showed his real colors of exploiting his family for cash just like Jenna did. Now he goes out of his way to give a shout-out in his “memoir” to Jenna for her atheistic rants against his family. But back when it suited him to ask for “a little help” so he could move to Wisconsin, he told a close family friend he wanted to be as far away as possible from Ronnie and Ronnie’s family, specifically citing Jenna. In other words, like the hustler that he is, Ron talks out of both sides of his mouth because he’s really just out for money.
Ron’s bad-mouthing of a granddaughter shows that he’ll do anything for money and will sever relationships when it suits his financial needs. He stopped communicating with his daughters when he hoped to get money from his namesake son. He lived with his namesake until he figured out his next con, trying to get money from his younger son. And he happily dissed Jenna because he hoped it would increase how much he got. After that, he smelled money yet again via a “memoir” vilifying his younger son who had done so much for him. Family never came before money with Ron.
So the storyline Ron has invented to sell books is that he can’t see his grandchildren. If that’s the case, why doesn’t he spend his time with his other grandchild, Jenna? It’s because he only pretends to care about his grandchildren when he smells money, whether it’s selling books or trying to shake down his family.
With Ron, everything is about selfishly using people, even his grandchildren.