Meet Donald “Dan” Koon, a failed artist who is the co-author of Ron Miscavige’s literary forgery. Today Koon hides out in Sweden, a sad, pathetic figure of a man who betrayed his wife of 27 years for his mistress, betrayed his friends and is now exploiting wife-beater Ron Miscavige and his family to try to eke out a living.
Exposed as a crazed anti-Scientologist disguised as a ghostwriter, Koon’s latest venture is making a buck rewriting a vanity book for a man named Jesse Prince who admitted under oath to having oral sex with his own sister, was charged for impregnating a 16-year-old and who was arrested for walking naked down a street. All of that was long before two different judges labeled Prince “not credible.”
Koon’s specialty is hooking up with “authors” with a treasure trove of appalling and deviant baggage to test Koon’s skills at covering up the truth. In fact, Koon has established himself as the go-to guy for would-be anti-Scientologists trying to keep their horrific skeletons from bursting out of their closets.
Koon has established himself as the go-to guy for would-be anti-Scientologists trying to keep their horrific skeletons from bursting out of their closets.
Koon soft-pedaled Ron’s heinous wife beating, the extent of which he finally confessed on Fox News when he told Megyn Kelly it amounted to once a month for 10 years, or 120 times! While this was clearly Ron’s downplaying of the facts, the number of incidents he admitted to is mind-boggling. Koon, of course, knew exactly what he was doing. That’s why Koon also covered up Ron’s racism, his anti-Semitic obsession with dressing up as a Nazi, key details of Ron’s 1985 arrest for attempted rape, not to mention his love of prostitutes, sex hotlines and infidelity, as confirmed by Ron’s own daughters.
Dan’s promoting of deviants even extends to his former mistress and now wife, Mariette. Like Koon, she can’t see the difference between fact and fiction. Whereas Koon writes lies and calls it nonfiction, he has her write fiction that she shamelessly claims is real. But what Mariette really has in common with Ron Miscavige and Jesse Prince is that she too has a dark past, which she describes as perverted behavior. It is a well-known fact that the real reason Mariette was removed from her position in her former Church was for a string of sexually perverse actions including stalking a senior executive, exposing herself by rubbing her breasts against a window for all to see and making unusual use of all manner of objects. Ron Miscavige’s own wife, Becky, referred to Dan Koon’s wife, Mariette, as a “witch.”
That Dan Koon has a trifecta of deviants that he covers up for is no surprise. One is a chronic wife-beater, one is a man who refers to sex with his sister as “normal,” and another is the exhibitionist he left his wife for.
According to Koon’s former wife Sue Goodban, Dan’s immoral life started at an early age. She tells how he once confessed that for his own amusement while in college he secretly slipped his parents the powerful hallucinogenic drug LSD. As Sue tells it, Koon also got his kicks knocking down street signs, emptying fire extinguishers into parked cars, destroying lawns by driving over them, breaking windows and ripping off others, later explaining that he “got the idea that stealing was okay.”
But Koon’s vindictiveness probably stems from his disastrous string of failures during his tenure with the Church. Koon was so incompetent he was removed from a total of 23 positions. He was renowned for poor copy writing, wasting hundreds of hours of time by producing mountains of substandard work. He would later admit that he hadn’t “produced squat” or “been of any use to anyone, including myself.”
But Koon’s vindictiveness probably stems from his disastrous string of failures during his tenure with the Church. Koon was so incompetent he was removed from a total of 23 positions.
That paled beside Koon’s worse transgressions when he altered religious writings. Koon showed he couldn’t be trusted by entering his own ideas into compilations of the Founder’s works. It took nearly a decade for the leader of the religion to fix the problems Koon created and to bring the materials back to exactly what the Founder called for.
Despite his incompetence, Koon still benefited from the ecclesiastical leader’s benevolence, such as going out his way to help Koon by arranging for surgery to correct a lazy eye condition that had embarrassed him all his life. Koon acknowledged the generosity recently: “Yes, I went under the knife again for another operation and was very happy with the results.”
Now the thin-skinned Koon is especially upset for being called out by his former wife. When Sue Goodban wrote a letter about Koon’s treachery, Dan went ballistic, ranting to another wife-abusing anti-religious blogger on the fringe of the Internet. Among other things, Goodban told the true story of betrayal by the hypocrite who broke up their marriage and now has the nerve to claim that he strives to keep families together. According to her, the last time she saw Koon was December 21, 2003. She was ironing his shirt for work the next day. He left, lying to Sue by telling her he was going out to do some Christmas shopping. She never saw him again. After 27 years, he left without a word to shack up with a woman he had secretly been having an affair with.
Now the thin-skinned Koon is especially upset for being called out by his former wife. When Sue Goodban wrote a letter about Koon’s treachery, Dan went ballistic, ranting to another
wife-abusing anti-religiousblogger on the fringe of the Internet.
Said Sue Goodban, “Dan Koon once described himself as ‘on the evil side of the equation.’” On that count, how right Dan was.