Ron Miscavige’s daughters have said they believe their father is a bully of women, a sexual predator. Their mother told them Ron was a serial philanderer, often cheating on Loretta, their mother, with her friends, while also spending time with prostitutes and piling up phone bills calling sex lines.
Their mother also told them that when Ron traveled around as a Vollrath pots and pans salesman in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, and nearby New Jersey towns selling cookware to nurses and housewives, he would hit on women once inside their homes.
That’s why their mother believed Ron was guilty when he was arrested for attempted rape in 1985.
After a sex-crime victim picked Ron from a photo lineup, the police arrested and charged him with “criminal attempt at rape, indecent assault, simple assault, recklessly endangering, criminal trespass and burglary” for an attack on a woman at an apartment complex outside of Philadelphia.
The report said, “As she turned away from the master bath and walked near the bed, the man pushed her back onto the bed, leaned over her, ripped open her blouse with both his hands and said, ’I’m going to get you Cutie.’ ”
Here is what detectives from the Upper Merion Township Police Department outside Philadelphia wrote in their report. (For privacy reasons, the names of the victim and witness have been redacted.)
On the evening of October 9, 1984, after darkness, at approx. 20:00 hrs. [a woman] was working alone in the rental office of the Kingswood Apartment complex [in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania]. She noticed a car pull up in the front of the rental office. Shortly after seeing this car arrive a white male entered the rental office and enquired about renting an apartment. [The victim], who was on the phone at the time when the man entered, handed the man a brochure and asked him if he wanted to see a one bedroom or two bedroom apartment.
She said the man seemed to be caught off guard by this question and, after looking at a sign which indicated the door to the “two bedroom” sample apartment, the man said that he wanted to see a two bedroom apartment. [The victim] directed him to the two bedroom sample and finished her phone conversation. She then joined the man in the sample apartment. [The victim] stated that the man did not say too much and commented very little about the apartment. As she turned away from the master bath and walked near the bed, the man pushed her 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.
As the police report continues, similar suspicious events clearly involving Ron pursuant to the same modus operandi soon transpired in the same area:
On January 21, 1985 at approx. 1500 hrs, [a separate female witness] was working in the rental office of the Gulph Mills Village apartments. At that time a white male entered the rental office and inquired about renting an apartment. When asked if he was interested in a one or two bedroom unit he answered that it did not matter. [The witness] became suspicious of the man because of this answer. She gave him some general information and offered to show him a sample apartment. While explaining the details of the apartments to the man [the witness] said he acted both disinterested and silly. The man declined to see the sample. He asked about her Saturday office hours and then left the office hurriedly. She stated that she felt very uneasy while speaking to this man because he never made eye contact with her but continually stared at her breast.
On March 25, 1985 at approx. 1810 hrs. [the witness] was working in the Gulph Mills Village apartment rental office when this same man entered the office, walked directly to [her] desk and asked for directions but she was terrified and did not answer… and he left the office.
According to police documents, the witness at the Gulph Mills Village complex wrote down details about the car (a 4-door cream colored Honda Accord) and the license plate, which exactly matched Ron Miscavige’s car. When Detective Deegan of the Upper Merion Police interviewed Ron he admitted that a) it was his car, b) he was a salesman and had made business calls to the Kingswood apartments where the assault had occurred and c) that he was in the rental office of Gulph Mills Village apartments in late March.
Ron … admitted that a) it was his car, b) he was a salesman and had made business calls to the Kingswood apartments where the assault had occurred and c) that he was in the rental office of Gulph Mills Village apartments in late March.
Both women were shown a photo display of five different men. Both picked out Ron from the selection and stated he was the man who entered their rental offices, with the victim identifying him as the man who assaulted her. Ron has admitted, “They showed me a composite drawing of the suspect. It could only have been me. It looked so much like me that I could have posed for the picture.”
Ron has admitted, “They showed me a composite drawing of the suspect. It could only have been me. It looked so much like me that I could have posed for the picture.”
The police descended in force upon his house with a search warrant and came in looking for evidence. Loretta believed Ron committed the crimes he was charged with in Pennsylvania.
Together Ron and Loretta went to the police station where Ron went ballistic when Loretta mentioned the woman Ron had been having an affair with. The whole scene was bad.
And so a terrified and desperate Ron Miscavige turned to his son David for help. If David chose not to help, state prison loomed as Ron’s next stop. Ron knew that only his youngest son David could rescue him from his dire circumstances. David had spent the last decade dedicated to the Church and, as such, earned his place as the patriarch of the family. Despite David’s heavy workload handling the personal affairs of the Founder, David acted as a good son and helped his father by retaining highly qualified experienced criminal attorneys and helping with Ron’s criminal defense. Those efforts saved Ron from prison when the charges were dismissed.
One would think such a gift of freedom from a son to a father would make the father indebted to his son for life, but Ron Miscavige lacks even that basic trait of character. Ron paid back his son David by spinning a web of lies and false accusations about him to try and make a buck. Ron’s bad character knows no boundaries.