Elizabeth Holmes Testimony: Everyone’s Fault But Hers

Elizabeth Holmes Testimony: Everyone’s Fault But Hers


Over several hours of testimony broken up across sever days, Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes attempted to point the blame at everyone but herself for the company’s fraud and failures.

As The New York Times reported, Holmes’ defense attorneys “have argued that she was merely a young, naïve, ambitious founder who relied too much on others who gave her bad advice” and claimed she lacked experience and expertise. When Holmes actually testified, however, she presented herself the way she had done to investors when Theranos was still operating – as an expert about her company and its technology.

Her first day of testimony lasted just an hour and discussed how she founded Theranos. Her second day of testimony, on Monday, involved Holmes pointing “the blame at the scientists

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