Meet Liberator, Justice Seeker Dewayne Lee Johnson

News Flash

In the spring of 2014, Dewayne Lee Johnson, a public school groundskeeper in Vallejo, California, was routinely doing his job of spraying weeds with Ranger Pro, a highly concentrated version of Roundup. While he was spraying, a freak accident separated his truck from the herbicide tank and showered him with Ranger Pro. Soaked to his skin, he dismissed any concerns of toxicity since he’d been told early on in his job that Ranger Pro was “safe enough to drink.” Sadly, a few months later, upon developing lesions all over his body, 42-year-old Dewayne Lee Johnson was diagnosed with a rare form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Despite his tough battle with cancer, Mr. Johnson filed suit against Monsanto, and in 2018, a jury awarded him $289 million in damages due to the exposure to glyphosate in Roundup. He was the first person to take Monsanto to trial and win on allegations they spent decades maliciously hiding the known cancer risks from the public.

For his courage and tenacity in fighting a Goliath and bringing the ugly truth out into the open, Dewayne Lee Johnson has earned our respect as a true liberator. Read more about Mr. Johnson and the documentary detailing his story here.


Well Street

It's infuriating that Monsanto would tell such a bold-faced like that Roundup is safer than table salt. I can imagine the company executives laughing about that in the boardroom.

I admire Mr. Johnson's courage to take on the corporate giant and receive compensation.