Call for Diageo to end the disparagement & erasure of Hollis Bulleit, and demand equal pay

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Hollis B Worth
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Since 2016, I - Hollis B Worth (neé Bulleit) and my wife have been in a public battle with Diageo (the global parent company of Bulleit whiskey, Ketel One, Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff, George Dickel, Guiness, etc). Diageo has bullied me and my counsel, threatening legal suits if I support boycotts of the brand that abused me costing me tens of thousands in legal fees. When we have privately approached Tom Bulleit he has brought in the full force of Diageo and their legal teams.

In 2013, while working for Diageo I was bitten, bruised, bullied, and sexually harassed in broad daylight with several witnesses. Diageo still has the photo album up of me at this event on FB to this day. Diageo did nothing to protect me, but have done everything to to protect the brand. Diageo has disparaged me as a drunk and mentally ill, affecting my present and future employment and exacerbating my C-PTSD. In the quest to defend themselves they have broken laws and violated HIPAA. Diageo along with my parents, Tom & Betsy Bulleit, have used paid for press to victim blame & shame me.

Diageo has co-opted my brand, ideas, and art to continue to sell Bulleit whiskey without licensing or due compensation. For example, they commissioned a sexualized mural of my wife and I to sell Bulleit Bourbon in the fall of 2019. Diageo continues to erase me from the history of the brand, a strong LGBTQ2IA+ woman. I was not even given the honor of a single "brick" in the new distillery walkway for my decades of contributions to the brand.

Diageo continues to back Tom Bulleit, since the the homophobia allegations beginning in 2017, the domestic abuse I've spoken of since June of 2019, and even after publicly speaking about my childhood sexual abuse at the hands of my father beginning in August of 2019. They have been ruthless and unfair in their quest to discredit me. Yet, all of the information they have provided has been conjecture. On my website and social media there are various documents available proving that Tom & Betsy Bulleit and Diageo have been lying outright (or by omission) and inconsistent.

There has been no permanent, if any, repercussions for Tom Bulleit by Diageo. According to my experience and Tom Bulleit's 2011 affidavit I was the only family member working on behalf of the family and Diageo and to date I have received less than 2% of the financial gain. I deserve fair treatment. I deserve equal pay. Diageo and Tom Bulleit have refused to deal with my counsel to come to any resolution. Help make me whole again and demand action from Diageo.