Krystal Simmons has been a member of the Sea Organization (the Scientology religious order composed of those who have dedicated their lives to achieving the aims and goals of Scientology) since late 1991. She works as an executive in Human Resources at Golden Era Productions. She has cared for the staff day in and day out for close to two decades.
I’m an African-American woman and was in my mid 20s and 115-118 pounds at the time this incident occurred with Ron Miscavige.
As a backdrop, I LOVE helping and working with people, particularly people dedicated to helping others. Anyone who knows me, Scientologist and non-Scientologist alike, knows that it drives me. I had the opportunity to observe and, on a few occasions, work with Mr. David Miscavige. He is very caring about staff and their needs. He has an incredible work ethic, has high moral standards and is a damn hard worker. It is truly very impressive. So when I would later come across the path of his father, Ron Miscavige, of course, anyone would think they’d find something similar. Yet I was shocked and to a degree embarrassed to find quite the opposite. Honestly, there were several instances where Ron was slighting and rude towards me personally.
…Ron literally started talking to me in a tone of hatred, with gritted teeth, saying “YOU SON OF A
B - - - -!YOU F - - - - - - C- -T,YOU LITTLE F - - - - - - B - - - -,YOU MOTHER F - - - - -!”
There was a particular time I went to see Ron concerning his studies as that was my job in Human Resources, to assist staff with their studies and to see to it that they were attending studies. Ron was not attending class. I was inquiring into why this was. He got into a “How dare you!” mode, acting like bringing this up was beneath him. When I asked Ron about his study attendance he got extremely upset, and without explanation as to why, he literally started talking to me in a tone of hatred, with gritted teeth, saying “YOU SON OF A
Honestly, I didn’t think he’d do anything as I am a small woman. But I was wrong about this, and he pushed me up against the door.
Later, when Ron was “apologizing,” he was only willing to admit wrongdoing (kind of) as far as the topic of discussion (study) and then asserted “but I DIDN’T TOUCH YOU!” I was in disbelief and stayed silent. He then said again “I DIDN’T TOUCH YOU, YOU GOT THAT!?” This was totally bizarre. I didn’t answer and rode over it, as all I cared about at the time was handling the upset.
A male staff member witnessing this pulled him off of me before he could do anything else, saying “Ron, she’s a woman!”
As I said, there was a male staff member in the room at the time who stopped Ron from doing anything further and Ron never got beyond intimidating me and bullying. He did not hurt me, but if someone else had not been there stopping him, I am not sure what Ron would have done. I later found out that Ron had once been arrested for attempted rape. Ron’s behavior certainly indicated to me that he was capable of bad action.
Ron was also notably dishonest. He artfully twisted the truth to suit himself on many occasions. When seeing this pattern, I began to think “he’s like a used car salesman.” Of course I wouldn’t have uttered this at the time. Then in one discussion when boasting about his skills, he said that before coming to Gold he’d made a living as a salesman! Combine that with the fact that Ron also had a history of beating his wife, his dishonest behavior and his bullying shouldn’t have been surprising.
Combine that with the fact that Ron also had a history of beating his wife, his dishonest behavior and his bullying shouldn’t have been surprising.
There is another complaint that was filed by a staff member stating that when she went to a rental car company and the person who worked there learned she was a Scientologist, he spoke to her about Ron Miscavige. The employee stated that he usually never has problems with Scientologists and was surprised with Ron’s behavior. He stated that Ron was very rude in his dealings with him, so much so that the employee stated that he would not service Ron in the future and did not want his business.
Ron was all around a bad person and someone not to be associated with by any person, especially not a woman and certainly not a black woman.