The letters — which came from family members, childhood and college friends, former employees, roommates, consultants and board members — tried reframing Ms. Holmes as a warm and selfless person. They also painted the first detailed picture of what her life has been like in recent years. Outside of her testimony at her trial, Ms. Holmes has not spoken publicly since Theranos collapsed in 2018.
The court filings showed that she became pregnant with her second child since her conviction. She also logged 500 hours as a rape crisis counselor and swam across the San Francisco Bay. Her dog, Balto, was killed by mountain lions.
Prosecutors countered those portraits with evidence presented at Ms. Holmes’s trial. She manipulated regulators, lied to the media, falsified documents and intimidated whistle-blowers, leading one employee, Tyler Shultz, to contemplate suicide, they wrote. She enjoyed the fruits of her fraud, they wrote, flying on a private jet, living in a $15 million mansion, appearing on magazine covers and dining at the White House.
…. “She accepts no responsibility,” they wrote. “Quite the opposite, she insists she is the victim. She is not.”
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