10:29 a.m. Pacific Time -Ben Crump just held a press conference to further discuss the lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson… When he asked some women in the National Council of Black Women to speak for themselves in a heartbreaking way, things Soon there was a change.
The lawyer pleaded with the company… that instead of going to a lawsuit, they should accept it and let him say that the affected ladies do the right thing. Speaking of them, some people took to the podium and made unbelievable personal remarks.
A woman burst into tears when she thought of her grandmother. She said that she died of ovarian cancer, and she claimed to have contracted it after using Johnson & Johnson products. Another woman said that she has been using Johnson’s talcum powder since she was very young, and it is deeply rooted in her and her family’s hygiene habits… This is a direct result of the advertisements and literature that she said they were fed. year.
However, based on Johnson’s response so far, this case seems likely to go to court…despite Kremp’s appeal for understanding.
9:42 a.m. Pacific Time -TMZ just got the lawsuit filed by Ben Crump and his colleagues against Johnson & Johnson… And, boy, did they deliver the goods?
This lawsuit is a curse on the surface. A large amount of evidence and research claiming to date back to the 1960s and 1970s (obviously lasting until the 1990s) clearly found that talc and talc-like particles seem to be naturally carcinogenic, and once in the body It is easy to move, and most importantly, it can cause cancer and endanger human health.
Crump cites more than a dozen case-control studies conducted by several different health organizations and scientific groups that investigated the effects of talc on women… and Crump said that these studies often come to the same conclusion—that is, talc The powder seems to be related to ovarian cancer in women who use talc products.
He went on to say that these studies and findings were widely published and easily available, and further claimed that Johnson & Johnson knew this… However, he continued to push baby powder and shower gel to shower gel-both are talcum powder-rich of.
Then there is the real blockbuster… This will detail a planned effort described by Crump-spanning at least two decades, if not longer-to hunt down African American women, which turns out to be a Johnson & Johnson Their talc products are used in the largest consumer group.
Crump claims to have obtained internal marketing presentations, internal data, and even proposals drafted between Johnson & Johnson and external companies-he said all of these have reached the same conclusion… Very important” and the company “needs (ed) to maintain” their cash cow, while also allegedly admitting that it has become “difficult to effectively retain core AA consumers.” Crump said that AA is Johnson’s way of referring to African Americans among them.
He went on to say that one of their strategies for black women to continue to buy talcum powder products is to continue to stay in churches and salons in black communities…and distribute free baby powder samples. But it’s not just human interaction on the ground, Crump claims.He also accused Johnson & Johnson of considering hiring Aretha Franklin and / or Patty Labelle Became their spokesperson in the mid-2000s, with the sole purpose of catering to black women and allowing them to continue to be loyal customers.
It is not clear whether Franklin/Labelle’s idea has actually been realized, but this is just one example of Crump’s claim that Johnson & Johnson is doing its best to stay strong. Most importantly, he said they put baby powder/shower-to-shower ads on radio stations that are predominantly black. In short, Crump said that Johnson & Johnson knows who their main customers are for their talc products, and they have spared no effort to promote it to black women in several different ways.
Because of this, Kremp said, countless African-American women, including women from the National Committee of Black Women, have contracted ovarian cancer… endured pain and torture, and lost the joy of life. In many cases, their reality Life.
He asked the court to impose sanctions on Johnson & Johnson for so-called targeted activities, forcing them to design a system to monitor who was adversely affected by the sale of talcum powder, track their medical needs and compensate them-not to mention new ads to solve it. What went wrong, Crump said that Johnson & Johnson did it to the black community. Of course, he is also seeking damages.
In response, Johnson & Johnson expressed their sympathy for anyone with cancer-but denied that their products are the cause of cancer, and explained… “Our products are safe, asbestos-free, and non-carcinogenic. .” They said the accusations against them in this lawsuit were wrong – and added that their idea of purposefully and systematically targeting a malicious community is absurd.
Ben Krupp Is suing Johnson & Johnson, claiming that it used a product that he said was related to cancer to target black women-it sounds like they are going to file a class action lawsuit.
On Tuesday, the civil rights lawyer put on his personal injury lawyer hat and issued a major statement saying that he and other lawyers Paul Naples Represented the National Committee of Black Women in bringing the pharmaceutical and packaged goods giant to court.
Ben said this was a decades-long activity at Johnson & Johnson. He said that for many years, he has been trying to attract African American women to buy its famous powder products…that is, talcum powder, through tailor-made advertising and marketing. (Mainly in their popular baby powder) He said that it has been the subject of research and is related to ovarian cancer.
Ben insisted that he had inside information—including the company’s internal memo—proving that they worked hard to get black women to buy talcum powder… He said it caused irreparable harm to many people for too long. Ben claims that there are data to support the suggestion that black women are the focus of these talc sales efforts-and in general, they work.
Not only that… Ben and co. Claims that Johnson & Johnson knows that its products are harmful to the body-that they betray their trust in consumers… and the entire African American community.
Now, he invites anyone who might be affected to join…presumably to participate in litigation, potential damage, and/or any settlements that may result from it. Ben will hold a press conference later in the day to gain insight into the essence of the lawsuit.
Initially released-6:58 AM Pacific Time