SPEAKING OF DESPERATION AND GIMMICKRY: How Elizabeth Holmes’ Abuse Allegations Could Affect Her Fraud Trial. “A jury will have to determine whether she is telling the truth about intimate partner abuse, something that women, statistically speaking, don’t lie about. (Studies show only 2-6% of rape allegations are false.) And if it is true that she was controlled and manipulated, a jury will further have to decide whether that abuse excuses Holmes from defrauding investors and patients.”

A friend comments: “So, she was ‘temporarily insane’ for ten or so years? Got it.”

No similar claims from a male CEO would be entertained, in fact they would be loudly mocked. And the real lesson here is don’t hire female CEOs because they might be temporarily insane for their entire tenure and you won’t know until later. Nice job helping women, Elizabeth.