Elizabeth Holmes testified for roughly six hours on Tuesday before court adjourned for the Thanksgiving holiday. It was her third day on the witness stand and by far her longest testimony so far.
During her testimony, Holmes touched on a number of allegations pertinent to the government’s case. She acknowledged the company decided not to disclose its use of modified third-party blood analyzer devices to a key retail partner. Holmes also admitted that she herself added Pfizer and Schering-Plough logos on Theranos reports, which witnesses have said misled them into thinking the pharmaceutical companies had endorsed the startup's technology and the findings in the reports.
Holmes is set to continue her testimony on Monday, with court beginning at around 10 or 10:30 am PT.
Before jurors were excused, Judge Edward Davila reminded them that they are not to discuss the trial. The judge said that while family members may ask, “Gee, what have you been up to,” he urged them to “pass the mashed potatoes and not engage in any conversation with anyone [about the trial].”
He also cited the ongoing pandemic, and flu season. “Make good choices,” he said. “Be safe.”