Recently, we have been featuring parts of our exclusive conversation with Ron Miscavige, the father of David Miscavige, the COB (Chairman Of the Board) of the controversial Church of Scientology. In our conversation with Ron, who recently had his book Ruthless: Scientology, My Son David Miscavige, and Me released in paperback, we talked about the Church’s disconnection policy, where members of the church stop speaking to those who are “antagonistic” towards Scientology. What did Ron have to say about the practice, which many have claimed has ruined their relationships with their family members and friends?
“It’s used as leverage,” Ron exclusively shared with us. “My daughters were actually forced to disconnect from me. If they were to have talked to me, their friends wouldn’t talk to them. My daughter Denise has a daughter in the Sea Org- if Denise spoke to me, her daughter would never speak to her again. If Lori spoke to me- Lori has a job with a scientology employer, she would get fired that day and her friends would stop talking to her. This is how disconnection is used as leverage and a control mechanism. The long and short of it, that’s how it’s used.”