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Date: 09/25/2019

Taft's Rob Bilott and the DuPont Legal Battle Featured in Hollywood Movie "Dark Waters" and New Book "Exposure" This Fall

The story inspired by Taft partner Rob Bilott and his pivotal role in a legal battle with DuPont will appear on the big screen and in print later this fall.

“Dark Waters” is inspired by the story of Bilott discovering and publicly revealing DuPont’s role in the contamination of drinking water–and the blood of virtually every living creature on the planet–with the man-made, toxic "Forever Chemical," PFOA. The film’s star-studded cast includes Oscar nominee Mark Ruffalo as Bilott and Oscar winner Anne Hathaway, who plays the role of Bilott’s wife, Sarah Barlage Bilott. “Dark Waters” will open on Nov. 22, 2019 in select theaters before expanding to major theaters across the United States: http://www.focusfeatures.com/dark-waters.

Written by Bilott and published by Atria Books/Simon & Schuster, “Exposure: Poisoned Water, Corporate Greed, and One Lawyer’s Twenty-Year Battle against DuPont,” provides an inside look at Bilott’s personal and professional journey through the litigation that uncovered the global PFOA contamination crisis. The book will be available everywhere books are sold on Oct. 8, 2019 and is already available for pre-order.

“PFOA contamination presents a massive, on-going potential public health threat that many people are still completely unaware of,” states Bilott. “I hope that both my book and the movie will help increase awareness and understanding of the true nature and scope of this problem, and finally prompt action to effectively protect public health and the environment.”

Dubbed by The New York Times Magazine as “The Lawyer Who Became DuPont's Worst Nightmare,” Bilott remains actively involved in various legal proceedings across the country relating to PFOA and the related family of PFAS chemicals. He is a frequent speaker nationally and internationally on PFOA and PFAS-related issues, including recent testimony before the U.S. House.

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