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Joseph Scott, Giles Knight, Aimee Semple McPherson, and Rolf Kennedy McPherson at a slander trial, Los Angeles, April 1937
Date Created and/or Issued
between April 12 and April 23, 1937
Publication Information
Los Angeles Daily News
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Los Angeles Daily News Negatives
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Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
(left to right) Attorney Joseph Scott, Angelus Temple business manager Giles Knight, Angelus Temple founder and pastor Aimee Semple McPherson, and Rolf Kennedy McPherson, son of Aimee. All are at a trial in which Aimee's daughter Roberta Semple has brought a $150,000 slander suit against Willedd Andrews, attorney for Aimmee McPherson and Angelus Temple. Miss Semple claims that Andrews had made untrue statements about her, including that Semple and her husband Jacob Moidel (former Temple attorney) had kidnapped Aimee and forced her to sign several documents. Joseph Scott acted as attorney for Andrews while Rolf and Aimee McPherson stood as witnesses. Roberta Semple was ultimately offered $2000 in damages. This trial was the latest in a series of tumultuous family relations which began with Aimee's decision to retain Giles Knight as business manager against Roberta's wishes
Handwritten annotation from nitrate negative: L to R: Joe Scott, Charles Knight, Aimee Semple McPherson, Rolf McPherson[Charles Knight likely refers to Giles Knight]
Text from original nitrate sleeve: Scott, Joseph, Att.; Knight, Charles; McPherson, Aimee Semple; McPherson, Rolf[Charles Knight likely refers to Giles Knight]
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Lawyers--California--Los Angeles
Judicial proceedings--California--Los Angeles
Families--California--Los Angeles
Libel & slander
McPherson, Aimee Semple, 1890-1944
Knight, Giles N., 1886-1968
Scott, Joseph, 1867-1958
McPherson, Rolf Kennedy, 1913-2009
Los Angeles Daily News Negatives

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