In more ways than one, Ron Miscavige has fallen into the category of the dictionary definition of predator: A person who ruthlessly exploits others. Dictionary example: “a sexual predator.’” Here is one way that is the case for Ron Miscavige:
The man pushed [the victim] back onto the bed, leaned over her, ripped open her blouse with both his hands and said, “I’m going to get you Cutie” or something similar. During the ensuing struggle she received scratches on her face. She managed to kick the man in the groin and he immediately ceased the attack and fled the scene.—Upper Merion Township Police Department report
This horrific story comes from the police report on Ron Miscavige, the one which resulted in a complaint, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania vs. Ronald Thomas Miscavige, accusing the defendant, Ron Miscavige, of committing Criminal Attempt at Rape, Indecent Assault, Simple Assault, Recklessly Endangering, Criminal Trespass, Burglary. The complaint said that Ron did “commit an attempt at Rape by pushing victim onto a bed, ripping open her blouse, and continuing a struggle.”
The police report covered an additional similar suspicious event involving another woman, with that attempted attack following the same modus operandi of the assaulter, presumed to be Ron Miscavige.
When both women were shown a photo display of five different men, they both picked out Ron Miscavige from the selection and stated he was the man who entered their rental offices, with the victim (the woman who was actually attacked) identifying Ron as the man who assaulted her.
When both women were shown a photo display of five different men, they both picked out Ron Miscavige from the selection.
Staring at a future in prison, Ron knew that only his youngest son could rescue him from his dire circumstances. His youngest son had spent the last decade dedicated to the Church and, as such, earned his place as the patriarch of the family.
Ron called said son in a panic over what would happen to him in jail. He believed that he would be sodomized and found hanging in a cell. Ron continued to feel that way years later. In a shameful and racist 2011 rant in which he recalled the incident in a voluntary taped interview:
The first attorney we had, if we would have kept him I would be in jail now getting f----- up the ass by a n-----. I can tell you right now.
Despite his youngest son’s heavy workload handling the personal affairs of the religion’s Founder, he helped his father by retaining highly qualified, experienced criminal attorneys and helping with Ron’s criminal defense. Those efforts saved Ron from prison, as the charges were dismissed.
Those efforts saved Ron from prison, as the charges were dismissed.
When his youngest son acted to help Ron, a condition for that help was the insistence that Ron join the religious order so that Ron could “clean up his act” and finally lead a moral, ethical life. Ron had been leading an immoral life leading up to the arrest, and his youngest son knew that only a complete change and strict moral boundaries would keep Ron out of trouble. So he insisted that if Ron escaped conviction, he would join the Sea Organization to keep his behavior in check. Ron had proved that he couldn’t be trusted to behave if left to his own devices.
The dates tell the tale: On May 1, Ron is interviewed by the police. On May 8, Ron is arrested and the police conduct a search of his home. By the end of May the charges were dismissed thanks to his youngest son and the highly respected, experienced attorneys he retained. On June 10, Ron began a drive cross-country to California, where he joined the religious order.
As soon as Ron got off, he reported for duty, as ordered. For the next 27 years Ron was afforded the opportunity to work in a Church band as a trumpet player, travel the world, thereby fulfilling his dream of playing music and performing for audiences. This was a far cry from the dissolute life of an itinerant cookware salesman in Pennsylvania. Ron lived and worked at the idyllic Golden Era Productions facility in Southern California, received strong moral support and largely stayed out of trouble.
In 2011, out of the blue, a reporter from the Philadelphia Daily News started poking around about Ron’s arrest so many years earlier. Ron began acting irrationally and irritated that the subject had come up again.
Ron began acting irrationally and irritated that the subject had come up again.
The Church attempted to defend Ron with the reporter, just as his youngest son had defended him so many years previously. All Ron ever received from his son was support and defense to help him live out his life in peace. To this day, Ron has never told his son or the Church what really happened.
Shortly after an article appeared in print, Ron abruptly took off from Golden Era Productions in what he now fabricates as his “escape.”
It’s obvious that bringing up memories of his near miss with a prison sentence struck a nerve both in the way he acted when the newspaper inquired about it and in his racist rant discussing it. No matter, the indisputable fact is that Ron was convinced he would be imprisoned (and then would be sodomized and found hanging in his cell). His youngest son is the person he turned to for help and, while thousands of miles away, retained the best legal counsel in Philadelphia. Ron is a free man thanks to his son.
If he were capable of shame, Ron would feel ashamed. Because he is not, Ron does what his bad character instructs: Lie, be disloyal, chase a buck.
Any father would have felt that he owed his son big-time for saving his life, thanking his lucky stars each day that he had a son who came to his rescue. But not this father. If he were capable of shame, Ron would feel ashamed. Because he is not, Ron does what his bad character instructs: Lie, be disloyal, chase a buck.
Once a predator, always a predator.
Here are the police reports: