Scientology leader's father signs a book deal, for 'IF HE DIES, HE DIES' - 2015-06-30
Ron Miscavige Sr., 79, the father to reclusive Scientology leader David Miscavige, 55, has signed a deal with major publisher St. Martin's Press to issue his book about his son and Scientology titled "If He Dies, He Dies."
The title is a reference to a now infamous story that came out in the Los Angeles Times this April about the arrest of two private investigators in Wisconsin, who told police they were being paid $10,000 a week by David Miscavige to surveil his father, and had been doing so for more than a year.
At one point while they were watching Ron in a Walmart parking lot, he clutched at his chest and the private eyes believed he was having a heart attack (he was actually fumbling with his phone). When they called their handlers for advice, the private eyes say David Miscavige himself came on the line and told them to do nothing — if it was Ron's time to die, then so be it.