Scientology Leader's Estranged Dad to Write Book

Ronald Miscavige's story could be a blockbuster
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 1, 2015 6:02 PM CDT
A 2004 photo of Tom Cruise, left, and Church of Scientology leader David Miscavige.   (AP Photo/Paul White)

(Newser) – More bad publicity for Scientology is on the way. The estranged father of leader David Miscavige plans to write a memoir, reports the Hollywood Reporter. Don't expect the account from former church member Ronald Miscavige to be a glowing one: The working title is If He Dies, He Dies, which is what his son was quoted as saying upon hearing that his father was seen clutching his chest.

The quote was in an LA Times story about how the younger Miscavige had hired private investigators to tail his dad. The book could be out next spring, according to a blog post by Scientiology watcher Tony Ortega, who has more details about Ronald's break from the church. (News of the book comes on the heels of an unflattering HBO documentary.)

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