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Protest Report - Brisbane 22/12/97 CoS Flyer

Neil Muspratt, Mon 22 Dec 1997

From: (Neil Muspratt)
Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology
Subject: Protest Report - Brisbane 22/12/97 CoS Flyer
Date: Mon, 22 Dec 1997 20:32:23 GMT
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Below, the text of the A4 sheet handed out by the Co$ at yesterday's Brisbane protest, including spelling and punctuation errors. The sheet itself looked a lot like a photocopied fax, and they didn't bring them out straight away with all their other stuff. I think they had to run them off in a hurry.


* In December 1995, Lisa McPherson died very suddenly of a unpredictable death by Pulmonary Embolism.

* The Church waited for the autopsy to find out why - as did her fellow parishioners and friends. Finally, a year later, the autopsy report was released, not to the Church or its attorneys, but first to the St. Petersburg Times and a media frenzy led by medical examiner Joan Wood and Clearwater Police Officer Andrews was launched. This was the first time the Church had been accused of some wrongdoing in the case.

* Not only did Joan Wood feed her false information to the local media, she also went on two different tabloid TV shows, "Hard Copy" and "Inside Edition" and made the same outrageous accusations.

* Joan Wood alleged that she had performed the autopsy. The Church later found out that an assistant medical examiner had and he testified under oath that Joan Wood was not even present.

* The Church had to bring suit to be allowed access to the medical records and to have these records examined by experts, as it was clear that Wood was lying and her reports had no resemblance to what happened to Lisa McPherson.

* Joan Wood was ordered by a Court to turn over all tissue sample slides for review by our medical experts. She turned over 19 slides representing that these were all the tissue samples that were taken. However, when the Church was allowed by the State to obtain original tissue samples to have them reviewed, we found that there were 21 separate tissue sample slides, and when these were reviewed by three of the foremost medical examiners in the country, they found that Wood had withheld the most important evidence in the case. The two critical slides which disprove everything she says.

* Lisa McPherson died of a sudden, unpredictable Pulmonary Embolism.

* There was no severe dehydration and dehydration was not the cause of death.

* There is no evidence of her suffering any coma.

* The clot formation was due to injury to her leg that likely occured from the car accident she suffered two weeks before her death.

Civil suit discovery has uncovered evidence that:

* Joan Wood's office destroyed documents concerning this matter that contained evidence showing the Church's innocence.

* Joan Wood's office covered up evidence that proves her allegations false and proves Lisa McPherson's death was accidental and unpredictable.


To use one woman's unfortunate death as a means to try to attack and sully her religion is despicable. That assault was accomplished only through illegal evidence tampering and cover up. We vow to prosecute those illegalities to the full extent of the law.

| Neil Muspratt SP3.07           |
| Brisbane Australia                                                 |

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