Scientologist Brent A Jones, above centre, who serves as a Republican member of the Nevada Assembly, has a nice little scam going on the side, selling Real Water® to gullible fools.
But his Las Vegas company, Real Alkalized Water, is getting some unwelcome attention, thanks to a lawsuit filed by one Grecia Echevarria-Hernandez.
According to this report, Echevarria-Hernandez grew up Roman Catholic and was “excited” when she was hired by Real Alkalized Water.
But then, according to her lawsuit, she was forced to take classes on Scientology with her co-workers. She refused and not long after was fired.
She alleges she was forced to watch several videos about Scientology and was told she would receive a 25 cents-per-hour raise for each “betterment” course she took through the “church”.
Betterment courses can range from humanitarian aid, drug programmes, volunteer missionary programmes and on-site rehabilitation programmes for prison inmates.
She informed a manager at the company that she identifies as Catholic, “not a Scientologist” and that she:
Believes in God, was baptised Catholic and attends a Christian Church.
She refused to participate in the so-called self-betterment courses.
Despite doing her actual job “admirably” her supervisors:
Did not see the videos as optional and wouldn’t stop talking about them over the course of the five months she was there.
Not participating made her ineligible for any raises, her co-workers treated her negatively and:
Her workplace environment became extremely unpleasant.
She said that her co-workers:
Clearly did not approve of her choice not to participate.
It wasn’t long before she was fired for “poor job performance” by the same manager she told she was a Catholic. She’s now suing for “punitive damages for discrimination, retaliation and tortious discharge.” Her attorney also clarified that he wasn’t sure if the “water business” was a front-company for Scientology.
But head Honcho of Real Alkalized Water is definitely a cult member who once, when working as a lawyer for the “church”, persuaded a mentally-impaired accident victim, Raul Lopez, to invest $30,000 in a failed ostrich farming venture.
Real Alkalized Water, however, proved a much more lucrative venture for the huckster, and he’s making a mint selling the stuff to celebrities like “world famous actress” Eva Langoria, “world famous singer” Melanie Brown and “world famous DJ” Paul Oakenfold for around $36 for a 24-pack.
Tony Ortega’s The Underground Bunker site says:
One look at Real Water’s website should give you an indication that this product is aimed at people with room temperature IQs.
Anyway, our eagle-eyed friends managed to spot a grocery display of Real Water that showed the company has hooked up with Scientology. It lists as one of the charities that benefits from Real Water sales the Citizens Commission on Human Rights, which is Scientology’s anti-psychiatry attack group …
So what so special about Real Water®? According to its website it is:
Infused with negative ions!
Something called “E2 Technology” is employed in its manufacture:
E2 stands for Electron Energized. It adds (-) electrons to the water through electrical restructuring. The negative ionization can be measured in millivolts (mV) by an Oxidation Reduction Potential (ORP) meter.
None of this impressed Rebecca Hill of the Guardian. In 2011 she wrote:
The Real Water website describes how the water we drink – from the water I have in my glass right now, to the water you made your cup of tea with this morning – has been ‘damaged’.
In an attempt to blind the reader with science, there are reams of misplaced claims and pseudo-facts.
Meanwhile, it is reported here that Laura Ann DeCrescenzo, who began doing volunteer work for the Church of Scientology at the age of six, received good news this week when Los Angeles Superior Court Judge John Doyle denied a motion by lawyers for the Church of Scientology International to dismiss a lawsuit she has brought against the cult.
DeCrescenzo is suing the “church” for false imprisonment, intentional infliction of emotional distress, unfair business practices and wage-and-hour violations, as well as claiming that the church coerced into having an abortion at the age of 17.
According to DeCrescenzo, she was kept a virtual prisoner by the church for years.
Hat tip: Peter Sykes (DeCrescenzo report)