Hollis B Official is the official website of Hollis Bulleit™
This website's purpose is to hold a place where my truth can be accessed, and to ensure that my history and contributions do not get erased. I am best known as an icon in the whiskey industry, as the artistic and witty female family member who partnered, created, and grew Bulleit whiskey into a global brand.
Behind the scenes it was a different story. I was abused and bullied to the point that it adversely affected my physical and mental health. Diageo, the parent company of Bulleit whiskey, and the Bulleit family have consistently acted immorally and broken legal contracts. It is the legal opinion that we have legitimate cases for extortion, disparagement, conspiracy, erasure, lost wages, unpaid wages, and infringement on my right to publicity; yet we do not have the funds to launch a financial attack on a global company and multi-millionaire family.
For Pride Month 2019, I decided that it was time to fight back at least "verbally". I began publicly speaking about my experiences with homophobia, domestic violence, workplace assault, misogyny, and sexual abuse. The press has given opinions on my story, but I believe that it was best covered by NeatPour.com to whom I supplied evidentiary documentation and recordings.
My father, Tom Bulleit, is pedophile, alcoholic, and violent abuser. Based on years of personal experience, he is also homophobic. We are aware that Diageo knows this; yet they have continued to back Tom Bulleit, his legacy, and pay him to represent the brand. Diageo and Tom Bulleit have teamed up to blame and shame me to the public. Neither party has expressed any intention or made any action to rectify their behavior or permanently resolve the issue with me. Both Tom & Betsy Bulleit and Diageo have willfully misled and lied to public and the press. For more information please see Tom Bulleit's affidavit.
The story of my past career is about the systematic abuse that is condoned by communities and large corporations that allow women, LGBTQ2IA+, victims, survivors, and thrivers like me to be oppressed so that a profit can be made. My story spans decades, thus simple answers are available on the FAQ page.. If you want to help you can make informed choices about who you support with your words and your money, and you can sign my petition on change.org.
I have decided that the healthiest approach to move forward will be to cut back on my social media presence. It keeps me in the past and it makes me vulnerable to people's opinions that are damaging. I appreciate all of the support that I have received and I stand by what I have said in the past and my experiences.