David Miscavige's Father Writing Tell-All Book - Ronald Miscavige, Sr. Book About Scientology - 2016-03-16
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Miscavige's father, Ronald Miscavige, Sr., is coming out with a tell-all book, Ruthless: Scientology, My Son David Miscavige, and Me, which hits stores on May 3. Publisher St. Martin's Press says the book will be a "revealing story of David Miscavige's childhood and his path to the head seat of the Church of Scientology told through the eyes of his father," plus, it will be "the only book to examine the origins of Scientology's current leader."
Ron Miscavige joined Scientology with his family in 1971, when David was around 10 years old. David joined Sea Org, the group's strict religious order, when he was 16, and quickly rose through the ranks. The patriarch left the church in 2012, and David reportedly sent spies after him; he allegedly told investigators not to help him when they thought he was having a heart attack, though Scientology denies the claim. According to Scientology chronicler Tony Ortega, the book was originally titled, "If He Dies, He Dies," referencing the response to his supposed heart attack.
This isn't the only book by a Miscavige relative. David's niece, Jenna Miscavige, wrote Beyond Belief: My Secret Life Inside Scientology and My Harrowing Escape, in 2013, which described her life in Sea Org and claimed that officials tried to break up her marriage.