• When Ron Miscavige left Scientology in 2012, his two daughters, Lori and Denise, disowned him under pressure from senior members 
  • Longtime friend Lisa Marie Presley tried to reconnect the family but failed 
  • Presley and Ron Miscavige met in 1988 and have since remained friends
  • Presley went to the Religious Technology Center in Clearwater, Florida, and spoke directly into the cameras with a message for David Miscavige
  • She told the Scientology leader that he was ‘breaking up the family’
  • Soon after Presley was invited meet with Ron’s daughters, Denise and Lori 
  • Ron Miscavige claims that during the meeting, Denise ‘lashed out at Lisa Marie’ and both daughters told her they did not want contact with him

Scientology leader David Miscavige’s father claims that Lisa Marie Presley tried – and failed – to help reconcile his relationship with his family after he left the church in 2012.

When Ron Miscavige left Scientology after 41 years, his two daughters who remained with the church, Lori and Denise, immediately disowned him under pressure from senior members, he claims in his new memoir.

‘(Presley) was livid at the prospect of my not being able to talk to my daughters and the hypocrisy of the church’s claim that it has no policy of disconnection, yet clearly it was affecting the family of the chairman of the board!,’ Ron Miscavige writes in his new autobiography.

When Ron Miscavige left Scientology after 41 years, his two daughters, who remained with the church, immediately disowned him under pressure from senior members, he claims in his new memoir

Lisa Marie Presley was 'livid' and tried to reconnect Ron Miscavige with his family

When Ron Miscavige left Scientology after 41 years, his two daughters, who remained with the church, immediately disowned him under pressure from senior members, he claims in his new memoir. Lisa Marie Presley was ‘livid’ and tried to reconnect Ron Miscavige with his family

Presley went to the Religious Technology Center in Clearwater, Florida, and spoke directly into the cameras with a message for David Miscavige, telling the Scientology leader that he was 'breaking up the family'

Presley went to the Religious Technology Center in Clearwater, Florida, and spoke directly into the cameras with a message for David Miscavige, telling the Scientology leader that he was ‘breaking up the family’

The church has previously denied claims that members have to ‘disconnect’ from, or cut ties with, people who are deemed antagonistic toward Scientology. 

Ron Miscavige writes in his memoir, ‘Ruthless: Scientology, My Son David Miscavige, and Me’, writes that he first met Lisa Marie Presley, the daughter of Elvis Presley, on the maiden voyage of the Freewinds cruise ship in 1988, which was packed with VIP Scientologists.

Presley was raised by her mother Priscilla in the church of Scientology, but since 2008 she has gradually distanced herself from the religion.

Ron Miscavige kept in contact with Presley after their first meeting and when he left the church in 2012, they rekindled their friendship.

‘She and David had been friends at one time, and she thought perhaps she could help,’ he writes.

According to the book, Presley went to the Religious Technology Center in Clearwater, Florida, and spoke directly into the cameras with a message for David Miscavige: ‘How dare you not let your own father talk to his daughters? You are breaking up the family!’

A few days later Presley got a response and was invited meet with Denise and Lori at the Scientology office – who tore into her.

Ron Miscavige, pictured with his wife, Becky, writes in his memoir, 'Ruthless: Scientology, My Son David Miscavige, and Me', writes that he first met Lisa Marie Presley in 1988

After he left the church, he rekindled their friendship

Ron Miscavige (left, with his wife, Becky) writes in his memoir, ‘Ruthless: Scientology, My Son David Miscavige, and Me’ (right),  that he first met Lisa Marie Presley in 1988. After he left the church, he rekindled their friendship

Presley (pictured center in 1970 with parents Priscilla and Elvis) was raised by her mother Priscilla in the church of Scientology, but since 2008 she has gradually distanced herself from the religion.

Presley (pictured center in 1970 with parents Priscilla and Elvis) was raised by her mother Priscilla in the church of Scientology, but since 2008 she has gradually distanced herself from the religion.

Ron Miscavige claims that during the meeting, Denise ‘lashed out at Lisa Marie’ and both daughters told her they did not want contact with their father.

The book says: ‘Denise lashed out at Lisa Marie and stomped around like David does, cursing and gesticulating and slamming her fist on the desk. Apparently it was quite a performance.

‘Lisa Marie’s husband told me afterward that watching Denise do her thing was like seeing (Miscavige) with a wig on blowing a gasket’.

Denise said she wanted nothing to do with her father and that Presley should stop interfering.

Ron says in his memoir that he could easily imagine the impression left on Presley following the meeting.

He writes: ‘If this is what’s happening with the family of the head of Scientology, what was happening with other people?’

The meeting appears to have taken place in late 2014 or early 2015, and two weeks later, Ron Miscavige started writing his account of his time as a Scientologist.

A representative for Presley told People that there would be no further comment on the incident or whether Presley is a practicing Scientologist.

The church of Scientology has vehemently objected to Ron Miscavige’s book and its claims against David Miscavige, who has threatened to sue. 

Ruthless: Scientology, My Son David Miscavige, and Me by Ron Miscavige and Dan Koon, published by St Martin’s Press in the USA and Silvertail Books in the UK will be available on Amazon.com on May 3. 

The church of Scientology has vehemently objected to Ron Miscavige's book and its claims against David Miscavige (pictured), who has threatened to sue

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3571706/Lisa-Marie-Presley-slammed-David-Miscavige-tried-reconnect-Scientology-leader-s-father-Ron-Miscavige-family-left-church.html#ixzz47ckzh8nX
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