Suicide of Noah Antrim Lottick (24)
Born 08 March 1966 - Died 11 May 1990
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Noah Lottick jumped to his death clutching his last few dollars, tightly to his chest. This picture shows a laughing Noah at the age of 22, a year before his graduation from Muhlenberg Collage.
Noah's father Edward Lottick , MD, in The Cult Observer March 1993
On May 11, 1990, Noah Antrim Lottick, our wonderful 24-year-old son, committed suicide. A brief account of Noah's death was featured prominently in the May 6, 1991, Time magazine article, "Scientology-The Cult of Greed," and again in the October 1991 Readers Digest article, "A Dangerous Cult Goes Mainstream." My wife and I cooperated with these magazines, whose circulation is over 100 million readers worldwide, in an effort to alert others to potential dangers.
The Lotticks lost their son, Noah, who jumped from a New York City hotel clutching $171, vitually the only money he had not yet turned over to Scientology. His parents blame the church and would like to sue but are frightened by the organization's reputation for ruthlessness.
Picture Giorgio Palmisa for Time
Scientology: The Thriving Cult of Greed and Power
Time Magazine May 6, 1991
This young Russian-studies scholar had jumped from a 10th-floor window of the Milford Plaza Hotel and bounced off the hood of a stretch limousine. When the police arrived, his fingers were still clutching $171 in cash, virtually the only money he hadn't turned over to the Church of Scientology, the self-help "philosophy" group he had discovered just seven months earlier.
Foreign languages of this Time article: em Portugues-- in Italiano -- en Français -- en Nederlands -- auf Deutsch
Edward Lottick in a CAN Newsletter
We finally found Noah 31 days after his death in the morgue of New York City - the very day his remains were to go to potter's field where we never would have found him or even surely known that he was dead.
Dr. Edward Lottick carrying the picture of Noah during an anti-Scientology picket in 1998, in Clearwater, Fla.
Prevalence of Cults: A Review of Empirical Research in the U. S. A.
Dr. Edward Lottick presented his latest research on the prevalence of cults in the USA.during the International Cultic Studies Association meetin in Madrid, 14 July 2005