We recently spoke exclusively to Ron Miscavige, father of David Miscavige, the leader of the controversial Church of Scientology. While Ron exclusively shared his thoughts on where David’s wife, Shelly, is, we also talked with him about his son, David, specifically asking Ron if he believed his son had been violent and punched people as has been reported/rumored.
“Yes I do,” Ron shared, when asked if he believed David is violent and has punched people.
So what message would Ron have for his son now?
“I don’t think anything I said would matter,” he solemnly shared. “I wouldn’t say (I lost him forever). I don’t think anything is forever, but, God it’s pretty close to that.”
We also asked Ron if he thought removing David as the COB (Chairman of the Board) would make a difference.
“I don’t know what would happen if he were to step down,” Ron shared. “First of all, I don’t know who would run it. I don’t know the state of mind of these people. I know some of these top notch people from years prior, but these people were in the hole. If you live in that environment where you’re always thinking you’re the worst person who’s ever lived and you’re thinking you tried to sabotage scientology- which you didn’t, but you have to confess up to this or the interrogation will never stop- you get people like that.”
“These are like broken straws,” he added. “I don’t know if they’d have the personal magnetism or charisma to keep running something. I don’t know what it would be if you took away the carrot of being a supernatural or superhuman being. If you changed it into the more basic stuff, it would be self help. And you’re not going to get people to donate millions of dollars to self help.”
Stay tuned for more of our exclusive conversation with Ron coming soon and make sure to pick up his book, Ruthless: Scientology, My Son David, and Me, which just was released in paperback this week.