On October 17, 2022, in San Jose, California, Elizabeth Holmes (L), the former CEO of Theranos, and her current partner, Billy Evans, showed up at federal court.
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Two months after showing up at Holmes’s house to talk to her about the allegations against her, the star witness in the trial of the former Theranos CEO has reaffirmed his testimony.
“I don’t want to help Ms. Holmes, she’s not someone who should be treated,” said Adam Rosendorff, a former director of the lab at Theranos. She needs to make amends to society, and the only person who can do so is Ms. Holmes herself.
With regards to the downfall of Theranos, Holmes was found guilty on four counts of wire fraud and conspiracy to conduct wire fraud in January. She wants a new trial because in August of 2022, Rosendorff paid an unexpected visit to her magnificent Green Gables mansion in Woodside, California.
On August 8, Billy Evans, Holmes’s partner, claims Rosendorff apologised to him outside their home. This is according to court documents. According to Evans, Rosendorff stated, “he tried to answer the questions honestly, but that the prosecution sought to make everyone appear terrible.”
According to Evans, Rosendorff had previously expressed a desire to “assist” Holmes.
When pressed by American interrogators, Rosendorff insisted. Holmes’ previous testimony that Theranos was a fraud was verifiable, according to District Judge Edward Davila, federal prosecutors, and Holmes’ attorney.
A 10-minute chat about forgiveness and healing so that Rosendorff “could move on with his life” was the explanation Rosendorff gave to the court for his visit, he said. He also denied that he had changed his testimony while under oath, as Holmes had claimed.
Rosendorff was an employee of Theranos from 2013 till the end of 2014. He testified for six days, longer than any other witness in the highly publicised trial of Holmes. Former Wall Street Journal reporter John Carreyrou used Rosendorff as a primary source in a series of articles that disclosed the company’s flaws and questionable business practises.
Rosendorff told Holmes’s lawyer, “In the months following Elizabeth Holmes’ conviction I started to feel increasingly disturbed and uneasy at the idea her little kid would spend the formative years of their lives without their mother.” Moreover, Ms. Holmes may be expecting once again, as far as I know.
Holmes did not respond to reporters’ questions about whether or not she was expecting a second child as she left court.
Within a week of Monday’s hearing, federal prosecutors and Holmes’s lawyers will present written arguments. The next step is for Judge Davila to rule on her request for a fresh trial.
Holmes might be sentenced as early as November 18 if his request is denied.