Lisa McPherson

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

More about Lisa McPherson

No Report

May 17, 1988: No Report written by Larry Shelton on Lisa McPherson (Skonetski)

Div 6A - Normal

May 19, 1988: Div 6A - Normal written by Lisa McPherson (Skonetski)

Commendation Chit

May 19, 1988: Commendation Chit written by Force Chamberlain on Lisa McPherson (Skonetski)

No Report

May 20, 1988: No Report written by Larry Shelton on Lisa McPherson (Skonetski)

Late Report

May 24, 1988: Late Report written by Cathie Hebert on Lisa McPherson (Skonetski)

No Report Report

May 28, 1988: No Report Report written by Hildegard Jessup on Lisa McPherson (Skonetski)

Late Report

May 28, 1988: Late Report written by Gina Garcia on Lisa McPherson (Skonetski)

Late Report

May 29, 1988: Late Report written by Gina Garcia on Lisa McPherson (Skonetski)

No Report

June 3, 1988: No Report written about Lisa Skonetski [McPherson].

No Report Report

June 4, 1988: No Report Report written by Gina Garcia 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
June 3, 1988 No Report No Report written about Lisa Skonetski [McPherson]. Lisa McPherson, Scientology
May 29, 1988 Late Report Late Report written by Gina Garcia on Lisa McPherson (Skonetski) Lisa McPherson, Scientology
May 28, 1988 No Report Report No Report Report written by Hildegard Jessup on Lisa McPherson (Skonetski) Lisa McPherson, Scientology
May 28, 1988 Late Report Late Report written by Gina Garcia on Lisa McPherson (Skonetski) Lisa McPherson, Scientology
May 24, 1988 Late Report Late Report written by Cathie Hebert on Lisa McPherson (Skonetski) Lisa McPherson, Scientology
May 20, 1988 No Report No Report written by Larry Shelton on Lisa McPherson (Skonetski) Lisa McPherson, Scientology
May 19, 1988 Div 6A - Normal Div 6A - Normal written by Lisa McPherson (Skonetski) Lisa McPherson, Scientology
May 19, 1988 Commendation Chit Commendation Chit written by Force Chamberlain on Lisa McPherson (Skonetski) Lisa McPherson, Scientology
May 17, 1988 No Report No Report written by Larry Shelton on Lisa McPherson (Skonetski) Lisa McPherson, Scientology
May 16, 1988 No Report No Report written by Larry Shelton on Lisa McPherson (Skonetski) Lisa McPherson, Scientology