Scientology Leader David Miscavige's Father to Pen Tell-All Book - 2015-07-01
The title refers to a story in an April 8 Los Angeles Times article that revealed that David Miscavige had put his father under surveillance because he had grown estranged from the church and his son. When one investigator saw Ron grab his chest in an apparent heart attack, he called his Scientology employers to see if he should intervene. David personally called him back and said, "If he dies, he dies."
[The Church of Scientology disputes the investigator's account: "Mr. Miscavige has always taken care of his father and continues to do so," wrote Church spokesperson Karin Pouw in a statement to THR. "Beyond that, as a matter of policy, neither the Church nor Mr. Miscavige comments on members of his family." See full statement below.]