Miscavige had reportedly evaded process servers 27 times over four months before a judge said he was considered served.
He could face 45 years to life in state prison if found guilty.
A former Scientologist is suing the church and its leader David Miscavige, alleging years of abuse — and lawyers are hoping it will inspire more to come forward.
Jenna Miscavige Hill tells HuffPost Live how women were forced to have abortions if they became pregnant while being members of the church.
The actress filed a missing persons report in 2013.