In September of 2015, Andrew Tuohy of Vuurwapen Blog had an infrared spectroscopy performed on Crisco canola oil, Crisco vegetable oil, and FIREClean by a gentleman with a Ph.D. in organic chemistry. The results allegedly showed a shocking similarity between the oils, and the professor commented that he did not see any sign of other additives such as antioxidants or corrosion inhibitors.
FIREClean did respond, insisting that “allegations do not focus on actual performance or relevant tests, and draw a misleading picture”.
Now it seems that on March 17th, FireClean LLC has filed a lawsuit against Mr. Tuohy and Everett Baker, a man who performed his own tests to verify Tuohy’s findings. In their complaint, FireClean LLC claims that “Tuohy initiated a public smear campaign against FireClean” and holds that Mr. Baker “contacted Tuohy for the express purpose of conspiring with him to further defame and damage FireClean”. FireClean LLC also states that since the publishing of the test, their revenues have fallen by over $25,000 per month.
Andrew posted on his blog this morning that he and Baker were now defendants in a lawsuit. Andrew has taken the initiative to set up a gofundme page for his legal defense, where he estimates that it will take $15,000 in expenses to have a fair legal defense.
UPDATE: Closing comments below as they are getting out of hand.