Scientology Leader David Miscavige’s Father Writing Tell-All Book
Tom Cruise bestie, and Scientology leader, David Miscavige is about to get skewered in a tell-all book written by his own father, Ronald Miscavige Sr. St. Martin’s Press confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that a deal is in place for the memoir which will be titled If He Dies, He Dies.
The title comes from a report that David had placed his father under surveillance during an estrangement. One of the investigators following Ron saw him grab his chest and worried he was having a heart attack. He reportedly called for guidance and David’s response was, “If he dies, he dies.”
There was a time when criticizing Scientology could mean a long and expensive legal battle though lately the Church has been getting hit by detractors, first when actress Leah Remini left the Church after getting in trouble for questioning David and criticizing other Scientologists. She spoke publicly about leaving and called out the Church for buying websites such as WhoisLeahRemini as part of a smear campaign. Her departure caused a falling out between her and former friend Kirstie Alley who staunchly supported the Church while criticizing Remini.
Alex Gibney directed the Going Clear for HBO, based on Lawrence Wright’s book of the same name. Gibney criticized Scientology and called for the Church to lose their tax exempt status. Former members of Scientology gave detailed accounts of Church policies. Members are audited and have to go through stages before attaining the highest level. Some former members claim that David Miscavige secretly taped Tom Cruise during his audits. Cruise and Misgavige’s relationship has been described as very close with some even believing it to be too close. Cruise is a huge financial supporter of Scientology.
David Miscavige has been the head of Scientology since L. Ron Hubbard’s death in 1986. He is known for leading a very extravagant lifestyle and also for his efforts to bring in Hollywood celebrities. His father brought him into the controversial religion but later fell out with his son and the Church. Ron Sr. has reportedly been working on this book for years. David’s niece Jenna wrote her own scathing account of her uncle, Beyond Belief: My Secret Life Inside Scientology and My Harrowing Escape, back in 2013.
For his part, David Miscavige, through his attorney, Michael Lee Hertzberg, denies ever telling anyone to let his father die claiming he never hired an inspector or spoke to one.
It looks like the hits are going to keep on coming for David Miscavige and Scientology. Being labeled a suppressive person means disconnection from friends and family members still in the Church though more stories are coming out from people once close to David Miscavige and high profile people which can’t be good news for the Church or Miscavige.
No publication date has been set for the memoir. Will Ron Miscavige Sr’s tell-all be the downfall of his son or will the Church of Scientology weather this storm? Will you read the book or you don’t care about Scientology? Let us know what you think here at Haveuheard.