A father speaks out against his son, David Miscavige, revealing deep rifts in Scientology's first family - 2016-04-30

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F7.png A father speaks out against his son, David Miscavige, revealing deep rifts in Scientology's first family April 30, 2016, Thomas C. Tobin, Tampa Bay Times

The father of Scientology leader David Miscavige appeared on the ABC News show 20/20 Friday night, but the hour-long program added little to the narrative that has been unfolding in the decade since top church insiders began leaving and speaking out.

While Ron Miscavige, 80, described his 55-year-old son as hot-tempered and corrupted by power, he gave no firsthand accounts of the violent physical outbursts that others have described, and had no new information about the "Hole," a small building on the church's remote California base where ex-members say Scientology executives were held in degrading conditions behind guarded doors.

Still, the interview with ABC anchor Dan Harris represented a compelling moment in the church's recent history.


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