Lisa McPherson

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

More about Lisa McPherson

Late Report

June 5, 1988: Late Report written by Gina Garcia about Lisa Skonetski [McPherson].

False Report

June 6, 1988: False Report written by Kay Houser about Lisa Skonetski [McPherson].

Non-Compliance Report

June 10, 1988: Non-Compliance Report written by Carol Chamberlain about Lisa Skonetski [McPherson].

Late Report

June 11, 1988: Late Report written by Gina Garcia about Lisa Skonetski [McPherson].

No Report Report

June 11, 1988: No Report Report written by Gina Garcia about Lisa Skonetski [McPherson].

No Report Report

June 11, 1988: No Report Report written by Gina Garcia about Lisa Skonetski [McPherson].

RPEC

June 19, 1988: RPEC written by Hildegard Jessup about Lisa Skonetski [McPherson].

Late Report

June 19, 1988: Late Report written by Gina Garcia about Lisa Skonetski [McPherson].

Commendations Chit

June 19, 1988: Commendations Chit written by Gina Garcia about Lisa Skonetski [McPherson].

Ethics Report

June 24, 1988: Ethics Report written by Hildegard Jessup about Lisa Skonetski [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

Date Title Blurb Tags
May 14, 1988 Late Report Late Report written by Cathie Hebert on Lisa McPherson (Skonetski) Lisa McPherson, Scientology
May 12, 1988 Non-Compliance Report Non-Compliance Report written on Lisa McPherson (Skonetski) Lisa McPherson, Scientology
May 12, 1988 No Report No Report written by Larry Shelton on Lisa McPherson (Skonetski) Lisa McPherson, Scientology
May 11, 1988 No Report No Report written by Larry Shelton on Lisa McPherson (Skonetski) Lisa McPherson, Scientology
May 8, 1988 Late Report Late Report written by Cathie Hebert on Lisa McPherson (Skonetski) Lisa McPherson, Scientology
May 7, 1988 Event Survey Event Survey written by Monica Cleghorn on Lisa McPherson (Skonetski) Lisa McPherson, Scientology
February 28, 1988 Commendation Chit Debbie Simone writes a Commendation Chit on Lisa McPherson. Lisa McPherson, Scientology
February 28, 1988 No Report Cathie Hebert writes a No Report on Lisa McPherson. Lisa McPherson, Scientology
February 27, 1988 Battle Plan Lisa Skonetski (later Lisa McPherson) writes a Battle Plan Lisa McPherson, Scientology
February 27, 1988 Emergency Condition writeup. Lisa Skonetski (later Lisa McPherson) writes an Emergency Condition writeup. Lisa McPherson, Scientology