David Miscavige

David Miscavige ( /ˌmɪsˈkævədʒ/ miss-KAV-edge; born April 30, 1960) is the leader of the Church of Scientology and affiliated organizations. His title is Chairman of the Board of Religious Technology Center (RTC), a corporation that controls the trademarked names and symbols of Dianetics and Scientology.

Miscavige was an assistant to church founder L. Ron Hubbard (a "Commodore's messenger") while a teenager. He rose to a leadership position by the early 1980s and was named Chairman of the Board of RTC in 1987. Official church biographies describe Miscavige as the "the ecclesiastical leader of the Scientology religion" and celebrate his accomplishments, including obtaining recognition as a tax-favored charity by the US Internal Revenue Service, issuing restored and corrected editions of the works of L. Ron Hubbard and undertaking a program of new or remodeled churches and related facilities.

Since assuming his leadership position, Miscavige has been faced with press accounts alleging illegal and unethical practices, both personally and through his organizational management. These include reports of forced separation of family members, coercive fundraising practices, harassment of journalists and church critics, and public humiliation of church staff members, including physical assaults by Miscavige. Miscavige and church spokespeople have consistently denied these charges, often raising counter-charges that attack the credibility of the journalists and sources responsible for the critical accounts.

Read more about David Miscavige:  Early Life, Leadership in Scientology, Media Coverage and Criticism, Family and Personal Life

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... Miscavige is married to fellow Sea Org member Michele Diane "Shelly" Miscavige, who has not been seen in public since 2006 ... to press accounts of speculation on Shelly Miscavige's whereabouts, two UK newspapers were informed by lawyers indicating they represented Mrs ... Miscavige "that she is not missing and devotes her time to the work of the Church of Scientology." However, the lawyers provided no evidence or specific information ...
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... RTC was incorporated on January 1, 1982 in Los Angeles, California by Terri Gamboa, David Mayo, Norman Starkey, Phoebe Mauerer, Lyman Spurlock, Julia Watson ... held corporate positions at RTC The Board of Trustees was composed of David Miscavige, Gregory Wilhere and Norman F ... of Directors were at that time Mark Rathbun, Warren McShane and David Miscavige ...

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