Santana Is Being Sued by Former Personal Assistant

August 19, 2005-- Posted at 1:35 PM CDT

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP)_ Carlos Santana is being sued by a former personal assistant.

Bruce Kuhlman claims he was wrongfully fired because his God consciousness was deemed to be too low.

In the suit, Kuhlman contends that Santana's wife, Deborah, brought in a man known as "Dr. Dan" so employees could grow closer to God and become better workers.

The suit says "In Deborah's view, the higher a person calibrated with Dr. Dan, the better employee they were because they were more 'spiritually evolved.'"

Kuhlman wants monetary damages for lost wages, emotional distress and unpaid overtime.

A spokesman says Santana and his wife will fight the suit.

Copyright 2005 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.