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Theranos Founder Claims Abuse By Ex-Boyfriend In Fraud Trial-Court Filings

Theranos, which Elizabeth Holmes founded in 2003 at the age of 19, burst in March 2018

Theranos Inc architect Elizabeth Holmes has accused her above boyfriend, who was admiral of the blood-testing startup, of abusing her, cloister abstracts apparent on Saturday showed, hinting at a accessible aegis action with board alternative in her artifice balloon set to alpha abutting week.

In cloister filings submitted added than 18 months ago, Holmes' attorneys said they planned to present affirmation that Ramesh "Sunny" Balwani abused her emotionally and psychologically in a accord that spanned added than a decade. That includes the aeon back the aggregation claimed its technology could accredit a advanced arrangement of medical tests with a few drops of blood.

Theranos, which Holmes founded in 2003 at the age of 19, burst in March 2018 back she, Balwani and the $9 billion aggregation were answerable with artifice by U.S. regulators. Theranos had fabricated Holmes, a Stanford University dropout, a Silicon Valley star.

In the filings Holmes' attorneys argued that the declared "intimate accomplice abuse" was accordant to the catechism of whether she knew that banking advice provided to investors and others was false. Holmes intends to accusation Balwani, alleging he exerted controlled over her through the calumniating relationship, the filings indicate.

Balwani, whose case is actuality handled separately, has denied the allegations.

"Mr. Balwani absolutely denies that he affianced in any corruption at any time," his attorneys wrote in a December 2019 filing.

Holmes and Balwani accept both pleaded not accusable to accuse that they defrauded investors, doctors and patients by falsely claiming Theranos could accommodate medical lab testing with its technology.

Lawyers at Williams & Connolly for Holmes and attorneys for Balwani at Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe could not anon be accomplished for comment.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeff Schenk, the advance prosecutor on the case, did not acknowledge to an email gluttonous comment.

Holmes' attorneys had ahead flagged they would accomplish her brainy bloom an affair in the case. Last year they said Mindy Mechanic, a California State University at Fullerton assistant specializing in psychosocial after-effects of violence, agony and victimization, would action able affidavit at trial.

The case is United States v. Holmes, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, No. 18-cr-00258.

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