Closing arguments begin Thursday in the riveting fraud trial of Elizabeth Holmes, once hailed as the girl-genius founder of the blood-testing tech darling Theranos.
Susan Farb writes that with the juicy trial in full swing, she’s been reading “Bad Blood,” John Carreyrou’s definitive book on the Theranos scandal. (There are also not one but two podcasts devoted to the Theranos trial: Carreyrou’s “Bad Blood: The Final Chapter,” and ABC’s “The Dropout.”)
“I hadn’t remembered that Elizabeth Holmes and her family lived in Houston when she was in high school,” writes Farb. “Her dad worked a little while for Enron.”
For those immersed in the Theranos saga, details from Holmes’ Houston days are riveting. In “The Dropout,” one St. John’s School classmate, Megan Long, remembers that Holmes, a distance runner, always placed last in her track races, but also always finished them, no matter that people were laughing or crossing the field.
Holmes’ voice was nasal and varied in pitch then. Long says that when she saw a video of her old classmate, speaking in her now famously deep voice, “I was like, ‘Wow, her voice got really low.’”
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