Money. Romance. Tragedy. Deception. The story of Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos is an unbelievable tale of ambition and fame gone terribly wrong.
How did the world’s youngest self-made female billionaire lose it all in the blink of an eye? How did the woman once heralded as “the next Steve Jobs” find herself facing criminal charges — to which she pleaded not guilty — and up to decades in prison? How did her technology, meant to revolutionize health care, potentially put millions of patients at risk? And how did so many smart people get it so wrong along the way?
ABC News chief business, technology and economics correspondent Rebecca Jarvis, along with producers Taylor Dunn and Victoria Thompson, take listeners on a journey that includes a multi-year investigation. You’ll hear exclusive interviews with former employees, investors, and patients, and for the first-time, the never-before-aired deposition testimony of Elizabeth Holmes, and those at the center of this story.
Starting Aug. 31, 2021, in a series of new episodes, “The Dropout: Elizabeth Holmes on Trial” will take you inside the courtroom, breaking down the evidence and keeping score for both sides until 12 jurors decide the fate of the Theranos founder and new mother. Three years after she was first charged, we find out how this saga finally ends.
Listen to the tailer for “The Dropout: Elizabeth Holmes on Trial” HERE:
Full two-hour ABC News “20/20” documentary: “The Dropout”
Read more here: Ex-Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes says ‘I don’t know’ 600+ times in never-before-broadcast deposition tapes
Episode 1: Myth-Making: Ex-Theranos employees describe culture of secrecy at Elizabeth Holmes’ startup
Episode 2: The Enforcer: Ex-Theranos employee’s wife: People like Elizabeth Holmes ‘should be in jail’
Episode 3: A Star Is Born: Elizabeth Holmes on Theranos devices not working: ‘I know that we made mistakes’
Episode 4: The Whistleblower: Theranos whistleblowers filed complaints out of fear of patients’ health: ‘It started to eat me up inside’
Episode 5: The Downfall: When Theranos’ remarkable blood-test claims began to unravel
Episode 6: What Now?: How ex-Theranos employees reacted to Elizabeth Holmes’ criminal charges: ‘There’s a lot of stuff I haven’t dealt with’
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