Holmes Prayed As WSJ Reporter Raised Doubts, Jury Told

By Dorothy Atkins (October 14, 2021, 9:32 PM EDT) -- A California federal magistrate judge Thursday rejected ex-Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes' efforts to exclude ex-Wall Street Journal reporter and "Bad Blood" author John Carreyrou from watching her criminal fraud trial, while the jury viewed text messages showing she was "praying literally nonstop" as Carreyrou's investigation raised doubts about Theranos' technology.

During a hearing outside the presence of the jury, U.S. Magistrate Judge Nathanael M. Cousins granted Carreyrou's motion to be excluded from a pretrial order that bars fact witnesses from watching the trial. The judge said "pragmatically" it's fair to treat Carreyrou as an expert who can watch the trial, because...

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