Elizabeth Holmes Confidently Strides Out of Court After Legal Win

Elizabeth Holmes appeared in court on Wednesday, July 17, 2019.
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Elizabeth Holmes appeared in court Wednesday, where she won a request to quickly be granted access to millions of FDA documents in order to pull together her defense ahead of next year's trial. 

Holmes, dressed in all black, and her co-defendant and ex-boyfriend, Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani, argue that the documents in question are vital to show that neither of them knew Theranos' famed blood tests produced inaccurate results. 

But the FDA was concerned that expediting the process of turning over the documents could potentially out a confidential informant. The judge ruled that the FDA has 75 days to pass on the documents. The FDA had said the process could take up to six months.

Holmes was photographed confidently striding out of federal court following the legal victory. 

Theranos, a company once valued at more than $9 billion with Holmes at its helm, was once hailed as innovative for its breakthrough technology that claimed it could perform hundreds of lab tests using only a couple drops of blood. 

Holmes fell hard when her company was shuttered last year and federal authorities accused her of "massive fraud." She and Balwani have both pleaded not guilty and are currently awaiting trial, which is scheduled to begin in August 2020. 

But you wouldn't know it by how she's spent recent months, gallivanting around the San Francisco Bay Area with Billy Evans, her new reported husband, and her husky, Balto, whom Holmes infamously claimed was not a dog but a wolf.

Holmes and Evans are believed to have recently tied the knot in an intimate ceremony. The relationship is reportedly baffling to Evans' family and friends, who, according to the New York Post, tried to warn him away from her. 

“His family is like, ‘What the f*** are you doing?’ It’s like he’s been brainwashed. ‘The media has it all wrong about her,’” a colleague of Evans told the Post. 

Some have speculated that the couple rushed their nuptials so that Holmes can bankroll her legal team as her trial approaches, while others have suggested that she might be looking to get pregnant so as to appear sympathetic on the stand.

Holmes and Balwani deny any wrongdoing. 


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