ShortNews: Marty Rathbun, who says he was a high-ranking official in Scientology and handled the case of Lisa McPherson, a mentally ill member who died under the care of Scientology, said he destroyed incriminating evidence relating to her death. [The missing notes are described in the Inside Edition part 4 video below, at about 3;20]
Rathbun, who for years insisted that Scientology had done nothing wrong in the handling of McPherson's case, reversed his statements and said Scientology botched her case from the beginning. Scientology dismisses him as a bitter ex-employee.
Rathbun said he followed Scientology's doctrine of never admitting fault rather than going to the state attorney, as he first wanted to. He and others removed documentation from McPherson's file including an opinion that she needed to see a doctor.
Below are four parts to the Inside Edition news magazine's summary of what took place back in 1995. Lisa McPherson (February 10, 1959 – December 5, 1995) 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.
Lisa McPherson's Mystery Death on Inside Edition 1 of 4
Lisa McPherson's Mystery Death on Inside Edition 2 of 4
Lisa McPherson's Mystery Death on Inside Edition 3 of 4
Lisa McPherson's Mystery Death on Inside Edition 4 of 4