A 21-page motion filed late Thursday spelled out example after example of highly descriptive and unflattering stories in the past several years about Holmes.
“The publicity is pervasively negative,” lawyers for Holmes said. Adding she is, “routinely referred to in derisive and inflammatory terms that are directly relevant to the wire fraud charges in this case. Media coverage describes her as a ‘fraud,’ ‘fraudster,’ ‘con artist,’ ‘disgraced Theranos founder,’ ‘scam artist,’ and a ‘raging psychopath.’”
Source: Elizabeth Holmes’ lawyers cite negative coverage in request to expand jury selection