Lisa McPherson

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

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Conditions Order

February 19, 1987: Force Chamberlain writes a Conditions Order on Lisa McPherson.

Conditions Order

February 19, 1987: Force Chamberlain writes a Conditions Order on Lisa McPherson.

No Report

February 20, 1987: Carol Chamberlain writes a No Report on Lisa McPherson.

Commendation Chit

February 20, 1987: Kathy Brod writes a Commendation Chit on Lisa McPherson.

Late Report

February 22, 1987: Carol Chamberlain writes a Late Report on Lisa McPherson.

Danger Condition writeup

February 22, 1987: Lisa Skonetski (later Lisa McPherson) writes a Danger Condition writeup on her 1st Dynamic.

False Report Report

February 22, 1987: Lisa Skonetski (later Lisa McPherson) writes a False Report Report on a fellow Scientologist.

Job Endangerment Chit

February 22, 1987: Lisa Skonetski (later Lisa McPherson) writes a Job Endangerment Chit on a fellow Scientologist.

Battle Plan

February 26, 1987: Lisa Skonetski (later Lisa McPherson) writes a Battle Plan

Conditions Order

February 27, 1987: Force Chamberlain writes a Conditions Order on Lisa McPherson.

Lisa McPherson in the News

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December 7, 1997 For Some Scientologists, Pilgrimage Has Been Fatal Since 1980, at least eight members of the Church of Scientology have died in Clearwater under circumstances that leave their friends, families and in some cases law enforcement authorities looking for their own answers. The most prominent of these cases is Lisa McPherson, a 36-year-old woman who died Dec. 5, 1995. After 17 days at Scientology's Fort Harrison Hotel, she was finally taken to a hospital by church staff where she was pronounced dead soon after her arrival. Police and prosecutors are wrapping up an investigation that could result in criminal charges. Clearwater, deaths, Lisa McPherson, Press
December 1, 1997 New York Times: Scientology Faces Glare of Scrutiny After Florida Parishioner's Death After Scientologist Lisa McPherson was kept under 24-hour watch at Scientology headquarters, she died in their custody. Her family sued the church on behalf of her estate, claiming McPherson was held. Lisa McPherson, Press
December 1, 1997 Scientologists Ask City To Block Picketing Saying it fears violence from a group of protesters, the Church of Scientology is asking city officials to close the sidewalks in front of its downtown headquarters this week. Police Chief Sid Klein rejected the request and has offered to seek a compromise, but the church is appealing Klein's decision to City Manager Mike Roberto. The protesters, meanwhile, say they are the ones who should be fearful. They cited the tactics of an estimated 200 Scientologists who surrounded and taunted them at a similar event in March. Clearwater, Lisa McPherson, Press
October 31, 1997 In Her Final Years, Scientologist Spent $175,000 From 1991 until she died in December 1995, McPherson spent more than $175,000 on Scientology courses, counseling and causes, according to financial records. In three of those years, her donations to the church ranged from 29 percent to 55 percent of her income. Lisa McPherson, Press
September 4, 1997 St. Petersburg Times: Scientologist's Death Differs in Two Tellings The Church of Scientology's original portrayal of how a 36-year-old woman died under its care bears little resemblance to the sobering tale unfolding this summer with the release of the church's own internal records. Lisa McPherson, Press
July 11, 1997 Scientology Records Show How Woman Spent Her Final Days How Lisa Mcpherson Died Is Being Disputed By The Church. Their Records Tallahassee Democrat : Scientology Records Show How Woman Spent Her Final Days How Lisa Mcpherson Died Is Being Disputed By The Church. Their Records Say They Tried To Help Her. Lisa McPherson
July 10, 1997 St. Petersburg Times: Weakening McPherson Fought Food, Medicine Fourteen days after entering a Church of Scientology retreat in good physical health, Lisa McPherson was so weak she couldn't stand, according to church records - yet for three days after that, church staff members continued to care for her in a room at the Fort Harrison Hotel instead of seeking hospital care. Lisa McPherson, Press
March 10, 1997 Five Pathologists Concur On Scientology Demise Doctors Agree That Lisa Mcpherson Was Badly Dehydrated When She Died In 1995 At Tallahassee Democrat : Five Pathologists Concur On Scientology Demise Doctors Agree That Lisa Mcpherson Was Badly Dehydrated When She Died In 1995 At A Church Of Scientology Retreat. Lisa McPherson
February 21, 1997 St. Petersburg Times: Scientology Had Woman in Isolation In the days leading up to her unexplained death, a 36-year-old member of the Church of Scientology was being kept in isolation at the church's Clearwater headquarters and had started banging her fists against the wall, a Scientology lawyer now says. Lisa McPherson, Press
January 26, 1997 Did anyone notice Lisa looked bad? Tampa Tribune: Did anyone notice Lisa looked bad? Lisa McPherson

Lisa McPherson in the News

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February 25, 1995 $325.05, Lisa McPherson's account, $12,795.64 A $325.05 credit is applied to Lisa McPherson's Scientology account, bringing the balance to $12,795.64. The notation is "12 1/2 Hour Intensive OT Preps/OT Eligibility." Lisa McPherson
February 22, 1995 $240, Lisa McPherson's account, $12,470.59 A $240 cash credit is applied to Lisa McPherson's Scientology account, bringing the balance to $12,470.59. The notation is "Ability Congress Lectures, English." Lisa McPherson
February 17, 1995 $8,125, Lisa McPherson's account, $12,470.59. (credit.) A $8,125 debit is applied to Lisa McPherson's Scientology account, bringing the balance to $12,470.59. (The transaction appears as a negative credit.) The notation is "Inter-org Transfer from CC [Celebrity Centre] Dallas, Cancels B802599." Lisa was a former staff member at the Dallas Celebrity Centre. Lisa McPherson
February 16, 1995 $3,000, Lisa McPherson's account, $20,595.59 A $3,000 credit is applied to Lisa McPherson's Scientology account, bringing the balance to $20,595.59. The notation is "OT Levels." Lisa McPherson
February 13, 1995 $13,000, Lisa McPherson's account, $17,595.59 A $13,000 debit is applied to Lisa McPherson's Scientology account, dropping the balance to $17,595.59. The notation is "Power (Grade V) and Power Plus (Grade VA) per 25 hours." Lisa McPherson
February 1, 1995 $3,000, Lisa McPherson's account, $30,595.59 A $3,000 credit is applied to Lisa McPherson's Scientology account, bringing the balance to $30,595.59. The notation is "25 Hour Intensive, Power-Grade V and Power Plus-Grade VA." Judging by a debit on Feb. 13, the total cost of this intensive appears to be $13,000.00. Lisa McPherson
May 30, 1993 Commendation Commendation written by Robert Frybarger on Lisa McPherson (Skonetski) Lisa McPherson, Scientology
May 30, 1993 Commendation Commendation written by Robert Frybarger on Lisa McPherson (Skonetski) Lisa McPherson, Scientology
May 5, 1993 Commendation Commendation written by Carol South on Lisa McPherson (Skonetski) Lisa McPherson, Scientology
February 21, 1993 Commendation Carol South writes a Commendation on Lisa McPherson. Lisa McPherson, Scientology