The Top 25 People Crippling Scientology, No. 10: Lisa McPherson - 2011-09-09
Scientology not only spent big money on attorneys and experts. Church leader David Miscavige entrusted his fixer, Marty Rathbun, to take care of the matter, and Rathbun has now admitted that he destroyed documents in the case.
Today, Rathbun has left the church and is a Miscavige critic, and he says the firestorm over McPherson's death was the third worst in Scientology's history -- the first was over the 1977 FBI raids following the Guardian Office's massive infiltration of government offices, the second-worst, he says, was Ron DeWolf's 1982 attempt to take over his father L. Ron Hubbard's assets by declaring that Hubbard was dead or incapacitated.