Ron Miscavige

The Real Ron Miscavige

The real Ron Miscavige speaks at his new website.

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After Ron and Becky Miscavige escaped from the Sea Org, his son David Miscavige fraudulently used Scientology’s 501(c)3 tax-exempt dollars to pay two private investigators $10,000 per week for eighteen months to follow and spy on his father. This was $720,000 in “Church” money not spent in the public interest. This money inured only to the benefit of David Miscavige and his incredible paranoia.

After telling his PI’s “If he dies let him die” after they thought Ron was having a heart attack, David Miscavige then had his boot-licking and mentally ill sycophants in OSA put up hate websites on his own father Ron Miscavige.

David Miscavige then made his two sisters disconnect from their father. Sick and twisted behavior so typical of the Church of Scientology. The psycho-terrorism of emotional blackmail. These are the Scientology policies Tom Cruise, Kirsti Alley, Jenna Elfman, Michael Pena, and the rest of Scientology’s celebrities support.

ron-miscavigeNone of Scientology’s Fair Game worked. Ron Miscavige, a proud Marine Corps veteran, refused to be silenced or bowed by the viciousness of the Scientology Cult.

Ron’s just not like that. He won’t back down.
At age 80, Ron Miscavige became a New York Times bestselling author when he wrote his book Ruthless along with his fellow former Sea Org member Dan Koon.

I have had the pleasure of interviewing Ron Miscavige. Here is our first interview:

Los Angeles Times: Private investigator for Church of Scientology alleges he was paid by Church attorney to recant statement to police

(Note: The following summary was written by Tony Ortega and is reprinted from his blog)


Kim Christensen, the L.A. Times reporter who broke the story last year about Scientology leader David Miscavige hiring private investigators Dwayne and Daniel Powell to follow his own father, Ron Miscavige, after Ron escaped from Scientology in 2012, has an important update today that is on the newspaper’s front page.

The most striking thing in Christensen’s story last year was that the Powells told West Allis, Wisconsin police that they had been told by David Miscavige personally simply to stand by and let Ron die when they observed him having what they thought was a heart attack. “If he dies, he dies,” David reportedly told them.

Dwayne Powell later submitted a declaration that he had been misquoted by the police in their report of his interview, and that he did not talk to David Miscavige. The police in Wisconsin stood by their report.

Now, today, buried fairly deep in a lengthy story about Ron’s recent memoir, “Ruthless,” Christensen drops a small bomb.

Christensen obtained pay records showing that Powell was given $16,000 in five payments after his 2013 arrest and just before his submission of the declaration, even though he was no longer following Ron Miscavige.

The pay disbursements had come from notorious Scientology lawyer Kendrick Moxon. Would Moxon pay someone to say things in a declaration that the church wanted to hear?

Christensen doesn’t say it, but we’ve already proved that Moxon would do such a thing.

Back in 1999, we showed through documents that when a man named Robert Cipriano agreed to sign a false declaration accusing attorney Graham Berry of sexual improprieties in his past, Moxon arranged for Cipriano to get a job, rented him a place to live, and leased him a car.

Moxon, naturally, denied to the Times that his payments to Powell had anything to do with Powell issuing his declaration denying that he’d talked to Miscavige.

In the spring of 2015, just weeks before Powell signed the declaration, a Scientology attorney paid him at least $16,000 for “security” services in five payments, according to check stubs obtained by The Times. The checks were written on the trust account of Kendrick Moxon, a prominent Scientology attorney in Los Angeles, the records show.

Reached by phone, Powell confirmed the payments but would not comment on them.

But he did say that he had not worked for the church after giving up his Florida private investigator’s license in 2014, when he was indicted on a federal charge of possessing an illegal silencer. It was dismissed when he entered a pretrial diversion program.

Moxon told The Times in a written response that Powell performed “security and research services” for his firm last year.

“The relationship between this firm and any investigators I retain is privileged and confidential,” he wrote. “However, I can categorically state for the record that no payments were made to Mr. Powell for the testimony in his truthful declaration.”

But Powell told the Times that he was paid to write the declaration, which was written for him and which he signed in a meeting that took ten minutes.

So what have we learned? That Dwayne Powell did tell West Allis police that David Miscavige told him to stand by and watch Ron Miscavige die. (Ron actually wasn’t having a heart attack.) And that fact becoming public freaked out Scientology so much it paid Powell $16,000 to lie and claim that he’d said no such thing.

But once again, Moxon is busted by his own documents. And congratulations to the L.A. Times!


Excerpts from the Los Angeles Times story:

For more than a year, Powell told detectives, he and his son had followed Miscavige, eavesdropped on him and spied on his emails. They were paid $10,000 a week through an intermediary, he told police, explaining that David Miscavige was the “main client.”

On one outing, Powell told police, he saw Ron Miscavige clutch his chest while loading his car and thought he was having a heart attack. He called his go-between for instructions, and minutes later a man who identified himself as David Miscavige called back and told him that “if it was Ron’s time to die, to let him die and not intervene in any way,” a police report states…

…Police in that Milwaukee suburb stand by their account: “There is no confusion in the statements that were made by Dwayne and Daniel Powell,” Chief Patrick Mitchell said in an email.

Now, in the latest twist in the saga of church-sanctioned surveillance, Powell says he was paid thousands of dollars to sign the declaration after church attorneys summoned him to a meeting last year in Atlanta.

“The whole meeting took less than 10 minutes,” he said. “They said, ‘This is what this is, and this is what it’s for. Goodbye and good luck.’ ”

Scientology Insider Dan Koon – Part 2: Ron Miscavige’s book Ruthless

Dan Koon ghost wrote Ron Miscavige Sr.’s book Ruthless. In this interview Dan discusses the writing and vetting process of the book and addresses Marty Rathbun’s criticisms of the book. Dan also shares highlights of his 27 years in the Sea Org. In the forward to his self-published book What’s Wrong with Scientology? Marty Rathbun had great things to say about Dan Koon:

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The Literary Forgeries & Stolen Valor of L. Ron Hubbard

L. Ron Hubbard’s Stolen Valor: Fake WWII Combat Medals

Literary Forgery & Stolen Valor: L. Ron Hubbard falsely claimed that he had won two Purple Hearts, a Bronze Star, and 19 other combat medals in WWII. The fact is that L. Ron Hubbard never served one day in combat, never fought in combat, and was most certainly never wounded in combat.

The truth: Hubbard’s US Navy service record shows that he never received Purple Hearts or a Bronze Star. L. Ron Hubbard worked as a self-employed typewriter jockey cranking out pulp fiction for a penny a word until he went active duty US Navy on 22 Sept 1941. Then 32 years of age, Hubbard received a commission as a lieutenant jg and did not go through Officer’s Training School or any type of combat or weapons training. In particular, Hubbard had no amphibious warfare or jungle survival training. Hubbard’s first job on active duty was to review and annotate the hydrographic surveys of Puget Sound he had sent to the US Navy ten years earlier. Hubbard was not a combat soldier and had no special background training, no special skills, and only spoke English.

Despite Hubbard’s lack of qualifications or training in Intelligence, one of the Church of Scientology’s long-term propaganda projects has been to quietly perpetuate L. Ron Hubbard’s bogus claim that he was a secret agent with the Office of Naval Intelligence. The fact is L. Ron Hubbard was a low-level cable censor in the department of Naval Intelligence for a few months and then served in various other assignments. For more information on L. Ron Hubbard’s WWII career please see my article: Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard’s Fake Purple Hearts and Bronze Star.

Literary Forgery by L. Ron Hubbard from his work My Philosophy:

I have seen life from the top down and the bottom up. I know how it looks both ways. And I know there is wisdom and that there is hope.

Blinded with injured optic nerves, and lame with physical injuries to hip and back, at the end of World War II, I faced an almost nonexistent future. My service record states: “This officer has no neurotic or psychotic tendencies of any kind whatsoever,” but it also states “permanently disabled physically.”

And so there came a further blow . . . I was abandoned by family and friends as a supposedly hopeless cripple and a probable burden upon them for the rest of my days. I yet worked my way back to fitness and strength in less than two years, using only what I know and could determine about man and his relationship to the universe. I had no one to help me; what I had to know I had to find out. And it’s quite a trick studying when you cannot see.

I became used to being told it was all impossible, that there was no way, no hope. Yet I came to see again and walk again, and I built an entirely new life. It is a happy life, a busy one and I hope a useful one. My only moments of sadness are those which come when bigoted men tell others all is bad and there is no route anywhere, no hope anywhere, nothing but sadness and sameness and desolation, and that every effort to help others is false. I know it is not true.

The Truth: L. Ron Hubbard malingered at Oak Knoll Naval Hospital in Oakland, California near the end of WWII. There, he admitted to impersonating a medical doctor so that he could spend his days reading books in the restricted medical library. As the war ended, the self-proclaimed invalid L. Ron Hubbard was so healthy that — instead of heading north to his wife and two children in Washington State — he went south to Pasadena. There, he moved into Jack Parson’s boarding house and joined Jack Parsons in Parson’s Thelemic Sex Magick rituals.

The supposedly “blind and crippled” Hubbard was so sexually energetic that he stole Jack’s girlfriend Sara Northrup and married her — even though he was still married to his first wife, Polly. Hubbard then swindled Jack Parsons out of $20,970 on a phony yacht resale business and took off for Florida with Sara and Jack’s money. Jack Parsons sued Ron Hubbard and a judge ordered Hubbard to sell assets to repay Parsons. Parsons recovered on $2,900 from the con man L. Ron Hubbard.


Literary Forgery by L. Ron Hubbard: “I happen to be a nuclear physicist; I am not a psychologist nor a psychiatrist nor a medical doctor.” — L. Ron Hubbard, in the 1952 lecture “Dianetics: The Modern Miracle.” Also found transcribed in the Research and Discovery series, Vol. 3 page 470, and New Tech Volumes, Vol. 5 page 143.

The truth: Hubbard flunked both high school and college, leaving after his sophomore year at George Washington University during which he failed a course of “Molecular and Atomic Physics.”


Literary Forgery by L. Ron Hubbard: Hubbard said he was a “blood brother” of the Blackfoot nation.
The truth: Blood brotherhood was not a practice of the Blackfoot.


Literary Forgery by L. Ron Hubbard: Hubbard slept with bandits in Mongolia, and traveled to India and Tibet.
The truth: Hubbard never traveled to those countries.


Literary Forgery by L. Ron Hubbard: Hubbard was a “pioneering barnstormer at the dawn of aviation in America.”
The truth: As Jon Atack points out, Hubbard flew gliders in the early 1930s, which doesn’t really put Hubbard up there with the Wright Brothers (1903) or Charles Lindbergh, who crossed the Atlantic in 1927.


Literary Forgery by L. Ron Hubbard: Hubbard claimed he was “returned home as the first American casualty of the war in the South Pacific.”
The truth: The US Naval Attache in Brisbane ordered Hubbard returned to the US for being meddlesome and quarrelsome.


Literary Forgery by L. Ron Hubbard: Hubbard claimed he was a “commander of corvettes” in the North Atlantic.
The truth: Hubbard was assigned command of navy yard patrol vessel YP-422 in Boston Harbor. However, he was relieved of command before the vessel was commissioned after getting into an argument with the Commandant of the Navy Yard.


Literary Forgery by L. Ron Hubbard: Hubbard fought German U-Boats in the North Atlantic.
The truth: No he didn’t. It never happened.


Literary Forgery by L. Ron Hubbard: Hubbard claimed he was machine-gunned in the back by Japanese soldiers on the Indonesian island of Java.
The truth: Not even close.


Literary Forgery by L. Ron Hubbard: Hubbard claimed to have escaped from Java with a fellow spy in a rubber raft and drifted 2,000 miles back to Australia — and this after having been machine-gunned in the back!
The truth: As if.


Literary Forgery by L. Ron Hubbard: Hubbard claimed to have sunk a Japanese submarine after a battle that lasted 35 hours.
The truth: He actually launched depth charges at a magnetic deposit on the ocean floor off the coast of Oregon.


Literary Forgery by L. Ron Hubbard: In a lecture, Hubbard described English occultist Aleister Crowley as his “good friend.”

The truth: Hubbard never met or corresponded with Crowley. Reading about Hubbard in letters from Jack Parsons, Crowley wrote to a friend, “Apparently Parsons or Hubbard or somebody is producing a moonchild. I get fairly frantic when I contemplate the idiocy of these louts.”


Literary Forgery by L. Ron Hubbard: Hubbard claimed that he was actually participating in Sex Magick rites as an undercover spy from US Naval Intelligence, sent in to break up Black Magic in America. The literary forgery Hubbard spun claimed, ridiculously, that Jack Parsons was convincing hyper-rational physicists and scientists to practice Black Magick.

The truth: Hubbard was never in the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI). In any case, the FBI would have handled domestic spy matters on American soil. The ONI would have no jurisdiction over the US Army rocket programs Parsons worked on.

More Literary Forgeries by L. Ron Hubbard and the Church of Scientology in our next installment.