Despite mountain of evidence, Elizabeth Holmes claims to remember things differently

Enlarge / Elizabeth Holmes, founder of Theranos Inc., arrives at federal court in San Jose, California, on Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021. Confronted with tough questions on the witness stand last week, as she defends herself against criminal fraud charges, Holmes admitted to errors on several occasions. (credit: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg)

In Elizabeth Holmes’ sixth day on the stand, the prosecution sought to undermine her previous testimony one piece of evidence at a time.

On the stand, Holmes admitted to some mistakes. For other mistakes, she placed the blame on her colleagues. And in many cases, she simply couldn’t recall what had happened. The prosecution, though, had plenty of testimony, emails, and documents to refresh her memory.

Prosecutor Robert Leach asked Holmes about the Fortune cover article by Roger Parloff, the one that she proudly sent around to investors. The article contained many errors because Holmes either gave him incorrect information or never bothered to correct him.

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