The real Ronald T. Miscavige isn’t the whitewashed, sanitized version of a man St. Martin’s Press is trying to dupe the public into believing exists. He is an angry and bitter man, full of racist hate and venom.
Here is Ronald’s ugly racism in its most crude form:
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. The guy was like, I was… Look it… This ain’t going to work.
(Hear the audio clip in full, unedited, below.)
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT
Ronald Miscavige’s comments are extremely offensive and contain highly inappropriate language.
“… I would be in jail now getting
f-----up the ass by a n-----.”
The tape was willingly made by Ronald in 2011. Ronald wanted to let a Church official know what happened after his 1985 arrest in Pennsylvania on an attempted rape charge. At the time, a Philadelphia newspaper had researched Ronald’s arrest and was inquiring about it.
This is the same arrest in which he called his son, David, in a panic to save him from a prison sentence. David did so by retaining top lawyers on Ronald’s behalf who eventually succeeded in getting the charges dropped. After that, David demanded his father join the religious order to keep him in check because it was obvious Ronald couldn’t be trusted to behave.
As disgusting as Ronald’s comment is, it provides a window into the character of a man who would also spew profane venom about the very son who helped him and guided him to lead a more ethical life.
In his “memoir” that exploits his son’s name to make money, Ronald shades history to downplay his arrest as no big deal. But the tape clearly shows in Ronald’s own words 26 years later how precarious a position he knew he was in back in 1985, scared to death that he was headed for prison. His son, David, stepped in to help him when Ronald needed him most and salvaged his life.
The tape not only exposes Ronald’s ugly racism, but highlights how the leopard never changes his spots. It is part of a long history of disgraceful behavior that required his son to find ways to keep him in check.
What’s most shocking is that St. Martin’s Press knew everything in advance about Ronald’s racism, including the contents of the tape. But it chose the irresponsible path by going ahead anyway with the publishing and promoting of Ronald’s “memoir” knowing full well that he’s nothing like the person he portrays.
The publisher also was told all of this in letters written by the very musicians who worked with Ronald every day in a Church band for nearly three decades. The letters detail how offended they were listening to Ronald’s racial slurs, such as calling one African-American gospel singer behind her back as “the n-----”, and how he was disciplined for making such crude comments.
In addition, the website TMZ reported that one of his former band members warned St. Martin’s that Ronald loved to chant in front of his colleagues a disgustingly crude racist ditty to the tune of the National Emblem March: “There’s a n----- in the alley with a hard-on. Spread the lard on. Rub it in.”
Blatant racism has no place in society. People like Ronald Miscavige who spread racist comments through his insensitive, offensive slurs deserve neither a pass on their actions nor a megaphone to spread hate.