Holmes' Health Docs Allege Balwani Abused, Controlled Her

By Dorothy Atkins (August 28, 2021, 2:53 PM EDT) -- The California federal judge presiding over ex-Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes' upcoming criminal trial unsealed court documents Saturday that reveal Holmes has been diagnosed with PTSD and plans to claim at trial she was physically and sexually abused by ex-Theranos executive Ramesh "Sunny" Balwani at the time of the alleged fraud.

The unsealed documents include details of Holmes' planned mental health defense in her upcoming trial over the government's 2018 charges that she and Balwani, who is 19 years her senior, defrauded investors and patients with blood-testing technology they knew didn't work.

The documents indicate that Holmes will likely take the stand to...

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