Death McPherson
Death McPherson
Lisa McPherson was a member of the Church of Scientology who died of a pulmonary embolism while under the care of the Flag Service Organization (FSO), a branch of the Church of Scientology. Following the report of the state's medical examiner that indicated that Lisa was a victim of negligent homicide, the Church of Scientology was indicted on two felony charges, "abuse and/or neglect of a disabled adult" and "practicing medicine without a license.
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The Top 25 People Crippling Scientology, No. 15: Andreas Heldal-Lund - Village Voice (blog)
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He quickly notified other critics and a Tampa reporter, and soon, the rest of the world became aware of the strange details of Lisa McPherson's life and demise under the care of the church. Before long, the McPherson matter became one of Scientology's
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Believing in the almighty buck - Winnipeg Free Press
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One of them belongs to Lisa McPherson, who died at age 36 while in the care of church members during a long-term intervention called an "Introspection Rundown." Her story serves as a cautionary tale against the church's distrust of psychiatry
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Grupo Hackers Fireworknk Anuncia Guerra contra la Iglesia - kaosenlared.net
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Uno de sus miembros anónimo subió un comunicado al sitio web anunciado que muy pronto atacaran a la iglesia en su llamada Operación Osiris, También piden que investiguen la verdadera muerte de Lisa McPherson. En un video de 1 minuto con 19 segundos
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The Top 25 People Crippling Scientology, No. 22: Jamie DeWolf - Village Voice (blog)
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That same year, 2000, DeWolf was invited to Clearwater, Florida to host a benefit concert for the Lisa McPherson Trust, and was stunned by what he saw. "It's absolutely crazy. Like an alternate universe. These little bus lines, with people getting on
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The Top 25 People Crippling Scientology, No. 23: Ken Dandar - Village Voice (blog)
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​The first person Lisa McPherson's family thanked after their ordeal was over and they had pried a settlement out of Scientology nine years after Lisa's death was their attorney, Ken Dandar. McPherson's aunt, Dell Liebreich, wrote this about Dandar
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Scientology Delirium: Commenters of the Week! - Village Voice (blog)
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On Wednesday, we learned that Tom Cruise loves coconut cake, and that he dined with local pols as part of a 2003 charm campaign in which Scientology used its celebrities to help repair its image in Florida after the Lisa McPherson court cases
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Mark Bunker and Marty Rathbun Reveal Their Ties - Village Voice (blog)
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As Rathbun points out, he encountered Bunker at protests in Florida over the death of Lisa McPherson, and even then had respect for Bunker's professionalism. But still, it's hard to see these two as bosom buddies. Rathbun is reviled by many in the
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Former medical examiner Joan Wood dies - Tampabay.com
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She was involved in more than 5600 autopsies, but may be best remembered for her ruling on Scientology member Lisa McPherson. Charges had been filed against the church, whose members had cared for McPherson, 36, for 17 days before to her death in 1995
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On The Town: Belmont helps cancer battle - Toledo Blade
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Among the local attendees were Bob and Rosemary Price from Devil's Lake; Jim and Jeannie Schwerkoske, Roger Radaloff, and George and Nancy Ward, all of Catawba Island, and Bob and Lisa McPherson, Marv and Nancy Robon, Dave and Rebecca Schmitz,
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A Peek Inside the 'Onion' of Scientology - Religion Dispatches
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In your chapters on Lisa McPherson, the young woman who died under mysterious circumstances under the care of Scientologists, you state that eight other people either died or disappeared under similar mysterious circumstances
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Book lifts the veil on Scientology - TheDay.com
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The four chapters Reitman devotes to the tragic story of Lisa McPherson form the heart of this book. McPherson suffered a psychotic break after Miscavige had declared her "Clear," and because Scientology opposes the use of psychiatric care,
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Door opens for people with mental illness - The Canberra Times
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Nexus Human Services chief Lisa McPherson-Sturt said the program had helped clients living with mental health issues regain confidence and self-esteem. The supermarket held a community party and free sausage sizzle yesterday to celebrate the one-year
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Scientology's Spies, its Prison System, and Training Jerry Seinfeld: The ... - Village Voice (blog)
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You were important to the Lisa McPherson civil lawsuit because you worked as an operative for both the Guardian's Office and its successor the Office of Special Affairs, the covert operations wings of the church. You were able to testify that OSA,
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Inside Scientology Opens a Secret World for Everyone to See - Catholic Online
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"Along the way, Reitman brilliantly focuses on individuals like Jeff Hawkins and Nancy Many and Lisa McPherson to help us understand the appeal of Hubbard and his "technology," as well as the controversies that have rocked the organization over many
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Scientology gets closer to removing nemesis lawyer from wrongful death lawsuit - Tampabay.com
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The church contends Dandar agreed never to sue Scientology again as part of a 2004 settlement in the Pinellas wrongful death case of Lisa McPherson, who died after 17 days in the care of Scientology staffers in Clearwater. Beach ruled in the church's
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In this history of Scientology, the devil is in the details - Boston Globe
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Reitman's investigation of the celebrity angle makes for juicy reading, but her most penetrating revelations come in the form of the story of Lisa McPherson, a Scientologist who suffered a series of nervous breakdowns probably caused by the rigor of ... -
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Does Wauchope need more bus shelters? - Wauchope Gazette
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Committee members, Lisa McPherson and Gary Rainbow undertook an audit of the facilities in May this year as part of a 2446 review. shelter should have a minimum of a seat. As the current bus shelters are commonly dirty, damaged and affected by graffiti
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'Inside Scientology' Promises a Lot, And Delivers: David Miscavige Has Much to ... - Village Voice (blog)
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... as Hubbard's assumed successor after Hubbard's death in 1986. I've never seen this history told so well and with such authority. Equally brilliant, Reitman chooses to tell the next phase of Scientology's history through the eyes of Lisa McPherson
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Natalie Barr dinner MC - Cumberland Courier Newspapers
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Natalie Barr with St Lucy's student Ellie Bertolini and Lisa Mcpherson. Barr will be the MC at a charity dinner to raise money for the school. MOSMAN resident and Channel Seven Sunrise news anchor Natalie Barr will be the MC at a charity dinner for a
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Strike threat off as City Hall pay deal is agreed with union - Canada.com
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CUPE 556 spokesperson Lisa McPherson credited both sides saying: "We worked hard to achieve a fair collective agreement and we are optimistic that the City and the union can now build on our working relationship and move forward from here."
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    THIRTIES
  • 1995
    Age 36
    On December 5, 1995 McPherson’s autopsy was accomplished by assistant medical examiner Robert Davis.
    More Details Hide Details Davis never completed McPherson’s autopsy report because he was asked to resign from his position. The autopsy report was completed by his supervisor medical examiner Joan Wood. The report identified the cause of death of Lisa McPherson as a thromboembolism of the left pulmonary artery caused by "bed rest and severe dehydration" and the manner of death as "undetermined". The report also identified multiple hematomas (bruises), an abrasion on the nose and lesions consistent with "insect/animal bites" in the right lower arm just above the wrist. On January 21, 1997, Wood went public on the TV show Inside Edition and stated that the autopsy showed McPherson had deteriorated slowly, going without fluids for five to 10 days, was underweight, had cockroach bites and was comatose from 24 to 48 hours before she died. The Church of Scientology legal team proceeded to sue Joan Wood to gain access to Wood's files; including tissue, organ and blood samples from McPherson's body. The lawsuit argued that Wood waived any right to keep her records on the case closed when she spoke openly about the case with news reporters. The Church alleged that the records were needed to start their legal defense. These records were previously denied to the Church because they were part of an ongoing criminal investigation.
  • 1994
    Age 35
    In 1994, Lisa McPherson, who became a Scientology adherent at age 18, moved from Dallas, Texas, to Clearwater, Florida, with her employer, AMC Publishing, which was at that time owned by Bennetta Slaughter and operated and staffed primarily by Scientologists.
    More Details Hide Details During June 1995, the church placed Lisa in an "introspection rundown" due to perceived mental instability. Lisa completed the rundown, and she attested to the state of Clear in September. On November 18 McPherson was involved in a minor car accident. Paramedics initially left her alone because she was ambulatory, but after she began to remove her clothes, the paramedics decided to take her to the hospital. At one point she remarked that she had taken off her clothes in hopes of obtaining counseling. Hospital staff agreed that she was unharmed, but recommended keeping her overnight for observation. Following intervention by fellow Scientologists, McPherson refused psychiatric observation or admission at the hospital and checked herself out after a short evaluation. Pinellas-Pasco Circuit Judge Frank Quesada concluded: McPherson was then taken to the Flag Land Base for "rest and relaxation" according to the Church of Scientology, but sworn statements demonstrate that McPherson was brought there for another introspection rundown.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1959
    Age 0
    Born on February 10, 1959.
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