Lisa McPherson

Lisa McPherson was a Scientologist who died after 17 days in the custody of the Church of Scientology.

More about Lisa McPherson

Knowledge Report

May 2, 1982: Knowledge Report written on Lisa McPherson (Skonetski)

Ethics Report

June 5, 1982: Ethics Report written about Lisa Skonetski [McPherson].

Ethics Notes

June 5, 1982: Ethics Notes written about Lisa Skonetski [McPherson].

Ethics Report

June 7, 1982: Ethics Report written about Lisa Skonetski [McPherson].

Notes

June 7, 1982: Notes written about Lisa Skonetski [McPherson].

Knowledge Report

June 8, 1982: Knowledge Report written about Lisa Skonetski [McPherson].

Knowledge Report

June 9, 1982: Knowledge Report written about Lisa Skonetski [McPherson].

No Report Report

June 16, 1984: No Report Report written about Lisa Skonetski [McPherson].

Idle Report

February 4, 1986: Lisa Cameron writes a Idle Report on Lisa McPherson.

Job Endangerment

February 19, 1986: Force Chamberlain writes a Job Endangerment on Lisa McPherson.

Lisa McPherson in the News

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January 18, 2003 Lawsuit Grinds To Another Delay After six years, it finally appeared the wrongful death suit against the Church of Scientology was headed for trial, but a clearly frustrated judge postponed the highly publicized case once again, probably for at least several months. Schaeffer granted the delay so the church could appeal her earlier ruling that Ken Dandar should not be disqualified as attorney for the estate of Lisa McPherson, the church member who died in 1995 after 17 days in the care of Scientologists in Clearwater. Clearwater, crimes, lawsuits, Lisa McPherson, Press
December 9, 2001 Church Loads Up For One Last Fight A civil wrongful-death lawsuit, itself now almost 5 years old, alleges church workers let McPherson die Dec. 5, 1995, in the Fort Harrison Hotel, where she spent the last 17 days of her life being cared for by fellow Scientologists. The lawsuit contends that church staffers allowed McPherson, 36, to become so dehydrated she was too weak even to stop cockroaches from biting her. Paperwork alone has swelled to near epic proportions. The case now sports 194 volumes - stacked up, they're as tall as a two-story building. Clearwater, lawsuits, Lisa McPherson, Press
August 4, 2001 Doctor in Lisa McPherson case suspended St. Petersburg Times: Doctor in Lisa McPherson case suspended Lisa McPherson
June 22, 2001 A judge dismisses the allegation that Lisa McPherson was falsely imprisoned St. Petersburg Times: A judge dismisses the allegation that Lisa McPherson was falsely imprisoned lawsuits, Lisa McPherson
July 21, 2000 Judge releases McPherson autopsy photos St. Petersburg Times: Judge releases McPherson autopsy photos lawsuits, Lisa McPherson
July 21, 2000 Judge releases McPherson photos Tampa Tribune: Judge releases McPherson photos lawsuits, Lisa McPherson
June 16, 2000 Photos of McPherson autopsy stir new conflict St. Petersburg Times: Photos of McPherson autopsy stir new conflict Lisa McPherson
June 13, 2000 McPherson case expected to haunt medical examiner St. Petersburg Times: McPherson case expected to haunt medical examiner Lisa McPherson
April 9, 2000 2 Judges, 2 Counties, and a Lot of Baloney How to explain the mental nose dives of the medical examiner and the chief circuit judge when they were confronted with the story of the slow, miserable death in 1995 of Scientologist Lisa McPherson at the Fort Harrison Hotel? This is the part I gag on: The Internal Revenue Service gave Scientology the tax-exempt protection of a religion. If what they do at Scientology headquarters in Clearwater is a religion, then I'm a planet. Saturn, say, rings and all. deaths, lawsuits, Lisa McPherson, Press, Scientology and Society
April 8, 2000 Judge Rejects Church Argument In a ruling that stunned the Church of Scientology and its lawyers, a Hillsborough County judge said Friday that religious rights are not a central issue in the 1995 death of Scientologist Lisa McPherson. Hea also said it is not clear whether McPherson consented to her treatment by Scientology staffers before she died in their care. That question should be left to a jury, the judge said. deaths, false imprisonment, lawsuits, Lisa McPherson, Press

Lisa McPherson in the News

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December 5, 1997 About 45, Ft. Harrison Hotel, 6:30pm, 2nd, Lisa McPherson's death. They, plays. As, Ft. Harrison Hotel. Some, well. In, hour, di About 45 people stand across the street from the closed Ft. Harrison Hotel at 6:30pm to commemorate the 2nd anniversary of Lisa McPherson's death. They hold lit candles while a bagpiper plays. As they leave they place a wreath against the Ft. Harrison Hotel. Some people place flowers on the wreath as well. In less than an hour, the wreath has disappeared. Lisa McPherson
March 21, 1997 Inside Edition runs a second program on Lisa McPherson Inside Edition runs a second program on Scientology victim Lisa McPherson. They find the medical liason officer for Flag at the time of Lisa's death, Janis Johnson-Fitzgerald. She refuses to talk, however. They catch Scientology lawyer Elliot Abelson in a mis-statement because he claimed there was no one with medical training at the hotel during Lisa's stay (Janis was a doctor in Tucson Arizona before moving to Clearwater). Janis is one of the three Scientologists who drove Lisa to the hospital on December 5, 1995. Lisa McPherson, Television
February 18, 1997 harasses Jeff Jacobsen, Lisa McPherson, page Scientology harasses Lisa McPherson Memorial Page is one of the best Scientology resources on the net.">Jeff Jacobsen upon announcement of his Lisa McPherson web page Lisa McPherson
January 28, 1997 question, Detective Sgt. Wayne Andrews, Susanne Schnurrenberger, Switzerland, Germany, Ildiko Cannovas, Hungary, Laura Arrunada In discussing three people the police want to question, Detective Sgt. Wayne Andrews said he thinks Susanne Schnurrenberger is in Switzerland or Germany, Ildiko Cannovas is probably in Hungary and Laura Arrunada may be working in the medical field in Mexico. These three are wanted by Clearwater police for questioning (Susanne has been found). He recently asked for help locating them by posting a request for information on the Internet. The three former employees "worked in an office that would have had control over her'' during her stay, Andrews said. Church of Scientology spokesman Brian Anderson said that is false. He said the three have no connection to McPherson's death and the investigation is nothing more than a harassment campaign against the church by police. Lisa McPherson
January 28, 1997 Church, Pinellas-Pasco Medical Examiner, Scientologist, investigated., Medical Examiner Joan Wood, Lisa McPherson, church The Church of Scientology files suit against the Pinellas-Pasco Medical Examiner in an attempt to get access to records of a Scientologist whose death is being investigated. The suit states that because Medical Examiner Joan Wood made comments to the press about the death of Lisa McPherson, all the records from the death investigation should be available to the church. Lisa McPherson
January 13, 1997 Jeff Jacobsen, Lisa McPherson, public Lisa McPherson Memorial Page is one of the best Scientology resources on the net.">Jeff Jacobsen makes his Lisa McPherson memorial page public. Lisa McPherson
November 25, 1996 Critic Jeff Jacobson, Clearwater, Florida, Web, Lisa McPherson. ARS, it's, Lisa Critic Jeff Jacobson notices the Clearwater, Florida police have put up a Web page asking for information on the death of a woman named Lisa McPherson. ARS sees it's first posting about Lisa. Lisa McPherson
November 25, 1996 Jeff Jacobsen, Clearwater Police Department's, Lisa McPherson, a.r.s Lisa McPherson Memorial Page is one of the best Scientology resources on the net.">Jeff Jacobsen notices that the Clearwater Police Department's web site includes a request for information about the death of Lisa McPherson. He posts about it to a.r.s. Lisa McPherson
November 1, 1996 Clearwater Police, Lisa McPherson The Clearwater Police put up a request for information on their web page concerning the death of Lisa McPherson. [November 1996; exact date unknown] Lisa McPherson
December 29, 1995 Three, death, Lisa McPherson's, $5,460.00 Three weeks after her death, Lisa McPherson's Scientology account is debited $5,460.00. The notation is "Grades & NED Processing (per 12 1/2 hours); Replaces SRV 11850 of 3/8/95 as it had to be cancelled due to account set up reason." Lisa McPherson