The following text is excerpted from the deposition of RTC President Warren McShane taken by Ray Jeffrey in Rathbun v. Miscavige et. al.
…Q. When David Miscavige is going about his duties and he is making phone calls, is there some practice that he conferences you in on all of his phone calls?
A. Well, one, he rarely makes phone calls, and it depends upon what the topic is when he does. If it relates to my activities, I would be on the phone call.
Q. Okay. I didn’t ask a very good question. If — I’m trying to find out, is there any sort of standard protocol that anytime David Miscavige is on the telephone, Warren McShane is on there with him? There’s nothing like that, is there?
A. There’s no standard protocol, no.
A. It depends on what the topic is of the phone call.
Q. It would be as-needed?
A. Yes, but like I explained, it’s very rare. He (Captain Miscavige) doesn’t use the phone.
Q. And your basis for saying that is what?
A. My 30 years experience working with him.
Q. Well, if he spends 12 hours in a day outside your presence, how do you know he doesn’t just wait to have phone calls when he’s in — in private?
Q. And by the way, what kind of cell phones and Blackberries and that sort of thing does David Miscavige have?
A. He’s got a Blackberry. He used to have a cell phone. I don’t think he has a cell phone anymore….