• Letters

    From the Former Wife of the co-"author"

    A letter to ABC 20/20 from Susan J. Goodban


    Letter to Ron Miscavige publisher, St. Martin's Press, April 15, 2016

    Re: Macmillan and St. Martin’s Publishing


    Letter to Ron Miscavige publisher, St. Martin's Press, April 11, 2016

    Re: Macmillan and St. Martin’s Publishing


    Letter to Ron Miscavige publisher, St. Martin's Press, March 28, 2016

    Re: Macmillan and St. Martin’s Publishing


    Third Trumpet Ron Miscavige and the “incredible lie” he’s telling

    A letter to St. Martin’s Press from Denise Sommerville, Director of Audio Operations, Golden Era Productions


    Composer recalls: Ron’s “lies, his racial slurs and indecency, his pursuit of special favors” can all be documented

    A letter to St. Martin’s Press from Rick Cruzen, Composer, Musician, Engineer, Golden Era Productions


    “The only creativity Ron has displayed throughout his life is finding new and inventive ways to con people,” says 45-year professional musician

    A letter to St. Martin’s Press from Peter Schless, Composer, Golden Era Productions


    Co-worker of 20 years: “€œRon was a lazy person overall and would ride on the coattails of everybody else”€

    A letter to St. Martin’s Press from Neil Kunen, Arranger, Golden Era Productions


    “He would push me against a wall and try to scare me,” says female co-worker

    A letter to St. Martin’s Press from Gabriella Saccomanno, Keyboardist, Golden Era Productions


    Fellow Musician: “Ron was no more than a musician, a trumpet player, in a church band”

    A letter to St. Martin’s Press from Chris Maio, Guitarist, Golden Era Productions


    Ron Miscavige was “never anything more than one of the musicians”

    A letter to St. Martin’s Press from Bert Drake, Drummer & Recordist, Golden Era Productions


    Fellow musician: Ron was treated very well, with extra care, and anything else is a lie

    A letter to St. Martin’s Press from McHenry Ellis, Saxophonist, Golden Era Productions


    “I had the misfortune of having been Ron Miscavige’s boss”

    A letter to St. Martin’s Press from Russ Greilich, Manager, Golden Era Productions


    Far from enjoying access and insights, Ron Miscavige “was usually the last to know anything”

    A letter to St. Martin’s Press from Carl Leach, Lead Trumpet, Golden Era Productions


    Fellow band member on Ron: “In short, he is a liar”

    A letter to St. Martin’s Press from Tom McMurray, Orchestrator & Trombonist, Golden Era Productions


    Ron Miscavige’s Music Director: "He cannot be trusted in any way"

    A letter to St. Martin’s Press from Adam Reuveni, Music Director, Golden Era Productions


    Principal senior executive: Ronald’s claims are absurd, because “we treated him with respect and tried to help him”

    A letter to St. Martin’s Press from Henning Benndorf, Senior Vice President, Golden Era Productions


    Senior Church official: Ron “was a capricious liar” who “attacked other staff, including women”

    A letter to St. Martin’s Press from Eve Stumbke, Deputy CEO, Golden Era Productions


    HR Director: Ron ‘’barely had working knowledge of his own band” let alone the Church

    A letter to St. Martin’s Press from Malcolm Chisholm, Director of Human Resources, Golden Era Productions


    Internal Affairs Director recalls Ron Miscavige arrest for recklessly endangering lives while driving

    A letter to St. Martin’s Press from Gerald Duncan, Director of Internal Affairs, Golden Era Productions


    Female HR executive: Ron “pushed me up against the door” in an explosion of anger

    A letter to St. Martin’s Press from Krystal Simmons, Human Resources, Golden Era Productions


    “Ron was the only staff member who was ever arrested”

    A letter to St. Martin’s Press from Catherine Fraser, Director of Public Affairs, Golden Era Productions


    Director of Domestic Services: Ron “lived in the most beautiful staff apartment facility that I have seen”

    A letter to St. Martin’s Press from Jennifer Alpers, Director of Domestic Services, Golden Era Productions


    Security Officer: Ron “acted more like an undisciplined five-year-old brat”

    A letter to St. Martin’s Press from Daniel Dunagin, Security Officer, Golden Era Productions


    Ron was “one of the rudest and most self-centered people I have ever had to work with” says training director

    I was informed that Ron Miscavige is planning to publish a book with your company. Having had the unfortunate experience of having to deal with Ron, I thought it best to apprise you of what I know of him and his true nature.


    Audio Administrator: Ron would keep his own schedule, go home early, get time for exercise … medical attention any time he wanted

    A letter to St. Martin’s Press from Suzanne Bolstad, Audio Division Office Administrator, Golden Era Productions