Ron Miscavige: How His Hate Speech Triggered Violence

Shortly after 2 a.m. on April 23, a young man wielding a hammer was caught on a security camera smashing the front window of the Church of Scientology of Los Angeles.

The man shattered the large front pane while cracking a second one before fleeing after being spotted by a security guard. Hours after the incident the vehicle he drove off in was identified through security camera footage as belonging to one of Ron Miscavige’s “reliable sources,” Lois Reisdorf, and her husband, Gary.

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Lois Reisdorf, left, was Ron’s go-to “reliable source” to make up stories about Ron’s family because Ron had no firsthand knowledge himself, since he was across country in the Upper Darby, Pa, area being arrested for attempted rape.

Police identified the suspect as their son Brandon who was arrested and now faces felony vandalism charges. A judge has even issued a restraining order to keep him 100 yards away from any of the numerous Church of Scientology facilities in Southern California. Not only that, the son of Ron Miscavige’s “friend” and “reliable source” by court order must stay 100 yards away from Ron’s son David.

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Lois Reisdorf
A judge has even issued a restraining order to keep him [Brandon Reisdorf] 100 yards away from any of the numerous Church of Scientology facilities in Southern California… [and he] by court order must stay 100 yards away from Ron’s son David.

It’s no coincidence that the attack occurred just after Ron enlisted Lois Reisdorf in his hate-filled campaign against his own daughters and younger son. It’s also no coincidence that he tried to exploit his son David for money and that money is his true motivation for family attacks. Ron used Lois to make false claims about his son. Ron admits he wasn’t even around during that period, because he was thousands of miles away selling pots and pans—when he wasn’t beating his first wife.

Ron’s false claims are not just utter nonsense. They go even further as complete hearsay. Not only wasn’t Ron around, neither was his “star witness” he relied upon. Lois was removed from her position in the Church for dishonesty well over 30 years ago by the Founder himself. Indeed, her last job in the Church was as a room cleaner for parishioners in a religious retreat in 1982. Ron was relying on a “source” who was 3,000 miles from where she claims to have been.

Now it’s obvious that Lois Reisdorf is not only a liar, but she passed her explosive hatred for her former religion down to her son as if it’s hereditary, resulting in a violent incident that could have injured Scientologists exercising their right to practice their faith.

It is no coincidence that just after Ron recruited his “friend” Lois Reisdorf as his ally-in-hate, her son Brandon was incited to commit a hate crime against a Church, endangering parishioners while threatening Ron’s own son. Ron didn’t care if he was being irresponsible by inciting violence. He only cared about making a buck off his own family.

In addition to smashing windows, Brandon also was sending out threatening emails to Scientologists. A day after his arrest he was placed under psychiatric care. A Tarasoff Reporting Form was also issued to alert the Church to the threat Brandon Reisdorf posed should he be released. The report stated that “Brandon Reisdorf has been threatening to harm Mr. [David] Miscavige.” Even though Brandon was released from jail at one point, his parents had him recommitted to a psychiatric hospital “for not taking his meds.”

Of course, Ron Miscavige never condemned the attack or said so much as a word about threats being made against his own son, because it might interfere with his efforts to make a buck selling hate against his own family.

The report stated that “Brandon Reisdorf has been threatening to harm Mr. [David] Miscavige.” Of course, Ron never condemned the attack or said so much as a word about threats being made against his own son, because it might interfere with his efforts to make a buck selling hate against his own family.    

But for Ron, the violent attack is his chickens coming home to roost. By churning out hate speech against his family, Ron is inviting such dangerous attacks. He irresponsibly pals around with “friends” he calls “reliable sources” whose family has threatened his own son. But he doesn’t care. So you’ll never hear the truth from Ron Miscavige, and never a peep out of him about threats against his own family. That’s because it’s all about him and how much money he can make selling out his own children.

See the official report:

CRIMINAL PROTECTIVE ORDER. A judge issued a restraining order prohibiting Brandon Reisdorf, son of Ron Miscavige ally-in-hate Lois Reisdorf, from coming within 100 yards of Ron’s son David as well as all Churches of Scientology and Church facilities in Southern California.

Brandon Reisdorf criminal protective order

Ronald R.M. Miscavige mug shot
Public record documents reciting details of the arrest of Ron (Ronnie) Miscavige show one of the women he was seeing had been the victim of a
human trafficking investigation, strung out on heroin. Her image was stored in Ronnie’s cell phone. This is the same cell phone number advertised
to reach Ronnie as a Manager at Long & Foster Realty in Williamsburg, Virginia.
Court disposition: guilty.
Ron's warrant of arrest for solicitation of prostitution.
Ron Miscavige paid $5,000 bail.
Ron was fingerprinted.
Witness subpoena.
Command to summon Ron Miscavige.
Ron Miscavige’s rap sheet.