Transcript for Ex-Juul executive sues over allegedly contaminated pods
Now to that new lawsuit filed against Juul. A former executive suing the company accusing it of knowingly shipping out 1 million contaminated pods earlier this year and not telling customers. Whit Johnson has more. Reporter: This morning the former senior vice president of global finance at Juul claiming in a new lawsuit that he raised concerns about a shipment of contaminated pods. In the lawsuit, he alleged that company leaders often responded to concerns about health and safety by quoting former CEO Kevin burns who allegedly said half our customers are drunk and vaping like expletive. Who the expletive will notice the quality of our pods. He accuses of company of firing him in retaliation for whistle-blowing. Mr. Breja became aware of very concerning actions within the company that could jeopardize the health of millions of Juul users. He performed his duty to shareholders, the board and the public by reporting these issues internally expecting that Juul's senior management would do the right thing. Juul has not responded to ABC news' request for comment but in an earlier legal filing they claimed at no point during his termination meeting or during his entire ten months of employment did breja complain he had been retaliated against, suggest he had ever identified any safety or quality concerns or claim that his employment had been wrongfully terminated. Now, the lawsuit alleges that the 1 million contaminated pods were the population Mintz flavor and despite the protests from this executive the company refused to issue a recall or really any kind of safety and health warning for consumers out there. Thanks very much.
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