Jurors have not been told yet about the details of the defense Holmes’s lawyers will likely present that she was subject to a “decade-long campaign” of abuse by her former boyfriend and onetime president of Theranos, Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani. Balwani has denied any abuse.
Still, jurors who will decide her case are “being exposed to the defense’s theme or storyline that abuse is terrible and it causes all these rippling effects in a person’s life,” said Rachel York Colangelo, a jury consultant at Magna Legal Services. They’re being “primed to be thinking about these abuse issues.”
Source: Elizabeth Holmes Transforming From CEO to Victim for Jurors (1)