She added: To the extent they [the Sacklers] made their fortune on the backs of sick and vulnerable people, then they should turn it over. I have no sympathies for them."Arthur lost his crown!? How unfortunate.
Relatives of Arthur Sackler, the older brother of Raymond and Mortimer, who died before OxyContin came to market, are not suspected of any wrongdoing in relation to the drug.
The American art photographer Nan Goldin almost died from an addiction to OxyContin and is now in recovery. She leads a campaign to persuade cultural institutions to reject Sackler donations, and to shame the Sacklers into paying for treatment facilities for opioid dependency instead, not "reputation laundering" as she and other critics dub their philanthropy.
She said the prospect of any criminal charges against family members was "great" and called the family "complicit" in the opioids crisis.
"I'm sick of these people behind the scenes, controlling companies and getting away with murder while their faces are never shown," she told the Guardian.
The Mississippi lawyer Mike Moore, who helped secure the Big Tobacco settlement and the $20bn settlement against BP for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, is involved in the federal case in Ohio and state cases. He said it was right the Sacklers should be targeted.
"They've been hiding behind a corporate structure and it's high time they paid a price," he said.