Attorney Ben Crump is filing a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson on behalf of a national women’s group in connection to its cancer causing powder.
The lawsuit alleges that since the 1990s, Johnson & Johnson targeted sales of talcum powder products to Black women knowing the concerns that it could cause ovarian cancer, according to The Grio.
In addition to the lawsuit, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren is expected to propose legislation to prevent J&J from filing docs that would limit their liability in the case.
“This company, through its words and images, told Black women that we were offensive in our natural state and needed to use their products to stay fresh,” said Janice Matthews, the executive director of The National Council of Negro Women (NCNW), in a news release.
Matthews continued, “Generations of Black women believed them and made it our daily practice to use their products in ways that put us at risk of cancer — and we taught our daughters to do the same. Shame on Johnson and Johnson.”
It seems Crump is motivated to fight for Black women as he claims there is a class action lawsuit against the company that many Black women are not part of. His legal team is filing this lawsuit and other lawsuits in multiple states.
During Tuesday’s press conference at the National Headquarters of the NCNW, Crump is expected to put faces to the suit to “show the Black victims who have died because of this corporate greed.”
Johnson & Johnson’s brand and credibility have plunged in recent months in regard to their problematic vaccine. The FDA recently added a new warning on Johnson & Johnson vaccines related to rare autoimmune disorders.
We’ll keep you posted on any updates.
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