When Hugh Grant sealed the $66-billion deal with Bayer—and cavalierly announced that Bayer would drop the Monsanto name—the former Monsanto chairman and CEO probably thought he’d finally washed his hands of the most evil company in the world.
Last week, a court ruled that Grant—a staunch and relentless defender of Monsanto’s poison—will have to testify next month, in St. Louis, Missouri, at the trial of Sharlean Gordon.
Gordon developed non-Hodgkin lymphoma after using Roundup weedkillers for 25 years, at her home in South Pekin, Illinois.
Grant, who’s been spared so far from testifying at the first three Monsanto trials because they took place in California, tried to weasel out of testifying at the St. Louis trial. But as U.S. Right to Know’s Carey Gillam reports, the court wasn’t buying Grant’s flimsy excuses for sitting out Gordon’s trial:
Mr. Grant appeared for interviews on public radio representing that Roundup is not a carcinogen; in earnings calls for investors Mr. Grant personally responded that the classification of glyphosate as a probable carcinogen was ‘junk science;’ in 2016 Mr. Grant personally lobbied the EPA Administrator and the Agricultural Committee Chair of the topic of glyphosate.
It appears Grant will finally have to face the music—not to mention his victim. We can’t wait.