Back in 1995, a young woman named Lisa McPherson, who had been a member of the Church of Scientology since 1977, was involved in a minor car accident in Clearwater, Florida. She seemed unharmed, but then began acting strangely, removing her clothing in the middle of the street, at which point paramedics took her to the hospital. Shortly afterward, though, representatives of Scientology arrived and took her to their base at the Fort Harrison Hotel to treat her using their own methods, which consisted mainly of something called an Introspection Rundown. Seventeen days later, she was dead. The controversy surrounding Lisa’s death drew a great deal of negative attention toward Scientology, and resulted in several lawsuits. On today’s cult-like installment, Tom and Jenny talk about the tragic case and delve into how much responsibility Scientology had for what happened to Lisa McPherson.
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