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 20 years in jail? How did her technology, meant to revolutionize healthcare, potentially put millions of patients at risk? And how did so many smart people get it so wrong along the way?
After a three-year investigation by ABC News Chief Business, Technology and Economics Correspondent Rebecca Jarvis, along with producers Taylor Dunn, Victoria Thompson and Ashley Louszko, "Nightline" has produced the feature documentary “The Dropout” to tell the story of Elizabeth Holmes, the college dropout turned founder and CEO of Theranos.
On Friday, March 15, ABC News presents the two-hour documentary on "20/20," starting at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.
"The Dropout" takes listeners on a journey that features the first sit-down interview with Jeff Coopersmith, the attorney representing former Theranos President and COO Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani, and exclusive access to never-before-aired deposition tapes of key players including Holmes, Balwani, Holmes' brother Christian Holmes, Theranos whistleblower Tyler Shultz, Theranos board members Bill Frist, Gary Roughead, Robert Kovacevich and more. Also featured are Jarvis' exclusive interviews with Sheri Ackert and Pallav Sharda, patients speaking out about what they say are inaccurate test results they received through Theranos, plus Elizabeth’s high school physics teacher, former Apple executive and Theranos board member Avie Tevanian and dozens of former employees, investors and journalists.
Read and watch preview of the documentary: Ex-Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes says 'I don't know' 600+ times in never-before-broadcast deposition tapes
Listen to "Episode 1: Myth-Making": Ex-Theranos employees describe culture of secrecy at Elizabeth Holmes' startup
Listen to "Episode 2: The Enforcer": Ex-Theranos employee's wife: People like Elizabeth Holmes 'should be in jail'
Listen to "Episode 3: A Star Is Born": Elizabeth Holmes on Theranos devices not working: 'I know that we made mistakes'
Listen to "Episode 4: The Whistleblower": Theranos whistleblowers filed complaints out of fear of patients' health: 'It started to eat me up inside'
Listen to "Episode 5: The Downfall": When Theranos' remarkable blood-test claims began to unravel
Listen to "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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