Former Monsanto CEO Hugh Grant did not have to testify live at the three Roundup cancer trials that have taken place so far because they were all held in California. But because CEO Grant resides in St. Louis County, plaintiffs’ attorneys saw an opportunity to get him on the stand in person.
Grant will have to testify in person at a St. Louis-area trial set for January in litigation brought by a cancer-stricken woman who claims her disease was caused by exposure to the company’s Roundup herbicide and that Monsanto covered up the risks instead of warning consumers.
Bayer, most known for it’s aspirin product, bought Monsanto in 2018, and is currently facing tens of thousands of Roundup lawsuits nationwide all involving the herbicides cancer-causing risks.
Grant had been CEO of Monsanto from 2002 until it was bought by Bayer and he had worked at the company for 37 years.