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Elizabeth Holmes Deflects, Regrets and Laments Over Six Days

  • Theranos founder heaps most blame on ex-boyfriend Balwani
  • Still to come is possible testimony by mental-health expert
Elizabeth Holmes, founder of Theranos Inc., arrives at federal court in San Jose, California, U.S., on Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021.
Elizabeth Holmes, founder of Theranos Inc., arrives at federal court in San Jose, California, U.S., on Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021.Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

For six days on the stand as the ultimate witness at her own criminal trial, Elizabeth Holmes deflected blame, regretted mistakes and lamented that she suffered years of abuse at the hands of her second-in-command at Theranos Inc. who was also her boyfriend.

The 37-year-old entrepreneur will soon learn whether her bold gambit to address the jury in person keeps her out of prison.