Elizabeth Holmes' New Hairdo Raises Eyebrows as Trial Is Set for Next Summer

Elizabeth Holmes appears in court with curly hair on June 28, 2019.
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Elizabeth Holmes will officially go to trial next summer.

Sporting a new curly blowout, the disgraced Theranos founder appeared in court Friday, where a judge ruled the case against her will go to trial Aug. 4, 2020, with jury selection beginning just a few days before on July 28.

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’s pleaded not guilty and is currently awaiting trial. If convicted, she could be facing up to 20 years in prison.

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 is thought to have only recently tied the knot with Evans, a hotel heir. 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 reached a settlement with the SEC in March 2018 and agreed to pay a fine of $500,000, among other penalties. Two months later, Holmes was charged with multiple counts of fraud for misleading investors, government officials and consumers about Theranos' technology. 

Holmes denies any wrongdoing. 

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