How Elizabeth Holmes sold the idea of Theranos to employees, investors: Nightline Part 1/2

  • Published on Jan 24, 2019
  • Holmes' technology promised to run hundreds of tests from just a drop or two of blood, but it was a promise she would never fulfill.
    'Nightline' documentary, podcast: 'The Dropout,' the story of Elizabeth Holmes, Theranos ---

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  • Girlie Corpuz
    Girlie Corpuz 23 hours ago

    One word! She’s white!

  • andhisband
    andhisband Day ago

    ABC News need to stop perpetuating the lie that Holmes and Theranos had some "technology." That is the PRIMARY BASIS OF THE FRAUD: THERE IS NO THERANOS TECHNOLOGY. Ask yourself this: if there was a Theranos technology, why aren't Siemans, Beckman Coulter, Hologic, or any other company in the diagnostics space clamoring to get it? Surely Holmes could make her legal troubles disappear by selling or licensing any existing technology. THERE'S NOTHING THERE.

  • k b
    k b Day ago

    I’m still annoyed she didn’t get any jail time
    Wait a minute , the Shultz grandpa was that naive too?

  • Azozeo
    Azozeo Day ago

    I do, fucking dubious🤔

  • etelot
    etelot 2 days ago

    ABC fake News lol.

  • D J
    D J 2 days ago

    The Walgreens CEO should be fired immediately.

  • D J
    D J 2 days ago

    She deserves +30 years in prison

  • Jeffrey Friedman
    Jeffrey Friedman 2 days ago

    She is a bigger crook than Bernie Madoff was.

  • Ninon Nickerson
    Ninon Nickerson 2 days ago

    But WHY the boy voice??

  • Da IBM
    Da IBM 3 days ago

    She tried so hard to become the next Steve Jobs and she ended up as Steve Jobless LOL

  • M L
    M L 3 days ago

    She’s just a massive bullshitter

  • Filo Bedo
    Filo Bedo 4 days ago

    Bedore being charged she was always well dressed and well groomed, now she is under investigation, it's time to play the innocent no makeup little girl..pathetic manipulator to the core

  • mcsizzlez
    mcsizzlez 4 days ago

    I keep hearing Thanos instead of Theranos

  • Joyfulness
    Joyfulness 4 days ago +3

    I won't call her a fraud. She had a brilliant idea but had no enough knowledge on implementing that idea. She was trying so hard to become like Steve Jobs instead of to become herself. If she was in the tech niche such as app development or something like that, I believe she would've succeeded by now. The problem is she was in the health niche which is very hard to get into unless you have an enough qualification for that.

  • TRGOTI - That Random Guy On The Internet

    No one:
    Elizabeth Holmes: Imma scam the US

  • Utakanu 2103
    Utakanu 2103 6 days ago

    I think she developed a method and didn't run adequate amount of test runs....turned out to be failure.
    Running adequate,by which I mean thousands of clinical test runs is pre requisite for the medical field for any product.
    I think she's not fraud,but she was not aware/educated enough to play in this field.

  • None Yours
    None Yours 7 days ago

    So, a vampire was sucking blood and making money in the process, what's new?

  • Edgar Garred
    Edgar Garred 7 days ago


  • Just A Guy Production

    She's the real live Dennis Reynolds.

  • Phylicia Morgan
    Phylicia Morgan 8 days ago

    kaite homes

  • TheYouTubeBoy
    TheYouTubeBoy 8 days ago

    She’s a demon slut

  • Jacqueline Alfaro
    Jacqueline Alfaro 8 days ago +1


  • Amberlyn Gold
    Amberlyn Gold 8 days ago +1

    Her voice is so obviously fake, only a crazy person would commit to faking their voice for the test of their life.

  • Doni Hakim
    Doni Hakim 8 days ago +1

    She looks creepy af

  • Alan B
    Alan B 9 days ago

    She sounds like a man

  • Chef Love
    Chef Love 9 days ago

    Does Thaneros have anything to do with Thanos?

  • Chef Love
    Chef Love 9 days ago

    She has a weird voice

  • Valient Torpedo2017
    Valient Torpedo2017 9 days ago +1

    When they zoomed into her face, I freaked out...... and not in the best way.

  • Te Toka
    Te Toka 10 days ago

    The Bill Clinton clip gets me every time haha

  • B Juliana Leo
    B Juliana Leo 10 days ago

    … somehow the name of the company more or less means... Their Anus. She got them to kiss hers!

  • pay me some alimony or do some time

    She copied steve jobs and Zuckerberg eyes lol..except she is scammer!

  • Truth of 73
    Truth of 73 10 days ago +1

    13 years and there was no product??? WTF

  • Truth of 73
    Truth of 73 10 days ago

    The answer is easy- she played on their greed. Bingo, piece of cake,

  • Maya Alsir
    Maya Alsir 11 days ago

    biggest finesse of all time lmaooo

  • Beefy boi
    Beefy boi 11 days ago


  • Cesar Martinez
    Cesar Martinez 12 days ago

    Give the girl props. She robbed a bunch of crooks. Devos? Com on. Good job Girl

    • Dimitris Giatz
      Dimitris Giatz 7 days ago

      I would get behind it if it wasn't for the dangers she exposed the patients to with the unreliable tests. Not cool. Clearly a sociopath but a lot of billionaire are narcissistic pricks (eg Zuckerberg) that deserve to be eaten by the poor. But then again props to the rich whistle-blower. When others were afraid of her power and influence, he knew he had the power to confront her and use it for good.

  • Truly Human
    Truly Human 12 days ago


  • Diana Trimble
    Diana Trimble 12 days ago

    I realize that she is a huge fraud but I do not understand why people think she is speaking in a fake low voice. I am a female with a fairly deep voice and I don't find anything unusual about Holmes' voice. Are there recordings or videos of her speaking in a high-pitched voice? If not, then I don't see what that claim is based on. She faked enough other stuff, let's stick with the facts.

  • ou es
    ou es 12 days ago

    Pure psychopath.

  • Candis Carnegie
    Candis Carnegie 12 days ago

    I want to smack that smug smirk off of Tyler Schultz's face! I understand he was the whistler blower, and I don't have a problem with that at all. The problem I have with him is in the deposition video he's giving off the 'my s&*t don't stink' look. He cannot stop smirking and chuckling to save his life. It's so annoying!!! Depositions are not where you give off half-cocked smiles. He reminds me of that kid wearing the MAGA hat taunting the Native American.

  • david frankel
    david frankel 12 days ago

    I cannt belive those stuiped people fell for this con artist

  • Khawar Naeem
    Khawar Naeem 13 days ago

    Indian scammers at all levels.

  • Shaka Zullu
    Shaka Zullu 13 days ago

    She is like an evil step mother who lies about you & turns ur father & relations against you to steal your inheritance.

  • Shaka Zullu
    Shaka Zullu 13 days ago

    Her Evil eyes 👀 popping out her heard like she’s on drugs,
    She’s a fake who’s got a mental illness she is a delusional woman who sounds like a man.

  • Мээргул Атамова

    This bitch doesn't blink. It says something.

  • Nigel
    Nigel 13 days ago

    Unbelievable, you couldn't make this up!

  • tim sims
    tim sims 13 days ago

    Wow. What a star con artist

  • TexanLatinWhisper ASMR

    Why does this Elizabeth Holmes sounds like she swallowed a teenage boy?

  • Dr. Elizabeth Martin
    Dr. Elizabeth Martin 14 days ago

    Why is this nutter called "a billionaire"?? Personally, I hope she does a LONG time in prison - although all those "smart people" who invested WITH NO DATA, NO PROOF - DUMB PEOPLE. sheeeeeeeeeee Why was this scam lab allowed into drugstores, etc?

  • Ben Colón
    Ben Colón 15 days ago

    Sunny was fucking her for the 20 million

  • TA Lindsay
    TA Lindsay 15 days ago

    She should have created another young Billionaire we all know about. At least she couldn't hurt people with these false results and empty promises. These tests could have caused someone's death from misdiagnosis. Someone could have committed suicide thinking they were really sick. Good on Tyler Schultz for calling her out.

  • arthur workman
    arthur workman 15 days ago

    my thing is this - though she started something with obviously the right well thought out plans - why should this go undone. Meaning just because this idiot screwed up doesn't mean this idea should not be swept under the rug. There is still great potential for this. I hope those employees or someone else decides to continue this. It still could help billions of people the world over. My point is - don't like one bad seed stop the productivity of a great brilliant idea as this. The hell with all these damn documentaries and future TV shows about her lying ass let's get some donors and other super elite rich people to help this grow into what it can & should be for the world -- a serious life changing life saving discovery. Does anyone realize what this could do not just for present current survivors suffering from illnesses or disease but think of what this could do for all those future generations to come and their generations after them.

  • Annyeong Angelo
    Annyeong Angelo 15 days ago +1

    As a Medical Technologist, this is such a disappointment that someone could fraud other and we are talking about health here. Giving inaccurate result, wtf?

  • Swift Bird
    Swift Bird 15 days ago

    Er, interesting, if you take the later out of her company’s name it spells MCU’s Infinity Saga’s antagonist, Thanos!

  • Kory Juarez
    Kory Juarez 16 days ago

    C.O.O. she said c o o at 11 mins

  • Douglas Denham
    Douglas Denham 16 days ago

    We can only hope that she ends up the same way as Jobs did. Killed by his own woo.

  • BlnkMnd
    BlnkMnd 16 days ago

    let's make this a daily mail comment section: VILE WOMAN

  • Celia Stone
    Celia Stone 16 days ago

    Maybe next time, we won't blindly believe people with unresolved mental issues to run a whole blood lab.

  • Francisca Pedraza
    Francisca Pedraza 17 days ago

    Wow, broken-hearted by people who got tested and received a ridiculous result. Kudos to the doctor that decided to retest.

  • ugie88
    ugie88 17 days ago

    "you swear to tell the truth"
    *fake voice* "i do"

  • Sheila Johnson
    Sheila Johnson 17 days ago

    Is she really a female? Just curious because of her voice and her actions are manly.
    Perhaps she’s gay.

    • Aman
      Aman 10 days ago

      She's a sociopath..probably is asexual

  • S A H
    S A H 17 days ago

    How could WALGREENS okay this and jump on it when it didn't even WORK??! Such a big corporation, you'd expect at least that.

  • hinazuki
    hinazuki 17 days ago

    are we just not going to talk about her hair??

  • William Ellis
    William Ellis 18 days ago

    think, think/well i did study nursing assistant/i knew too

  • Muslim Mystic
    Muslim Mystic 18 days ago

    She sounds trans and she's a psycho. Even after being called caught in a fraud, in her face and eyes it almost like she still believes she's right. All of the investments that boosted her were the Jews and they knew she's a fraud

  • M Detlef
    M Detlef 18 days ago

    She’s a GODDAM LIAR!! ALL the Time. JUST like SHITHEAD Trump.

  • Raphonzel Lejano
    Raphonzel Lejano 18 days ago

    This situation reminds me of cult cases in the past. Elizabeth is so like other cult leader. She had that charisma.

  • Raphonzel Lejano
    Raphonzel Lejano 18 days ago

    That’s one really freaky person. She was able to lie to “big” people 👻

  • ImperialAetherCarl
    ImperialAetherCarl 19 days ago +1

    Mark Zuckerberg female version

  • Rich JR
    Rich JR 19 days ago

    She’s gorgeous

  • Dasha E
    Dasha E 20 days ago

    And now its Kyle Jenner lol...

  • reptile boi
    reptile boi 20 days ago

    now that i know her deep voice is fake it sounds so wrong

  • Indria Happy
    Indria Happy 20 days ago

    No judge.

  • Sirius
    Sirius 20 days ago

    crazy eyes

  • Aira Mathew
    Aira Mathew 20 days ago

    U no it's bad when it sounds like thanos

  • Victor Perez
    Victor Perez 21 day ago

    Sunny was banging the fuck out of her

  • Joanna Rivas
    Joanna Rivas 21 day ago

    Girl, you should've stay in college.

  • Mar Tunk
    Mar Tunk 21 day ago

    Imagine the strain on her throat trying to display this unbelievably strange voice

  • Tony_Fcking_Montana
    Tony_Fcking_Montana 21 day ago

    Sociopaths...sociopaths everywhere

  • era
    era 21 day ago

    Attorney: Do you swear to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth?
    Holmes: I do(fake voice)

  • Aaliyah Kassim
    Aaliyah Kassim 22 days ago

    White privilege at it's finest

  • I'm Jinhwan's SEXY MOLE and P.O'S LIPS

    Title: "How the scammer scammed"

  • Daniel M
    Daniel M 22 days ago +1


  • Christian Marion
    Christian Marion 22 days ago

    she just says the same thing over and over "little tube...not big tube." it's NAUSEATING to know people just went along with it bc no one was checking****

  • Mary Beth Vernau
    Mary Beth Vernau 22 days ago

    I’m just in awe of how many people fell for her lies. It’s SHOCKING. She has no background or health experience. How she could sell so much without proof that her ideas were anything more than fantasy is seriously bizarre. I just don’t get it.

  • DreamilyReal
    DreamilyReal 22 days ago

    I’m so glad she’s not my family nor friend.. So embarrassing!

  • Simnikiwe Hlatshaneni
    Simnikiwe Hlatshaneni 22 days ago

    I feel like she's even faking the underbite

  • Chris Keo
    Chris Keo 23 days ago

    Those eyes are delicious. She uses it to the maxxx

  • Amber Ingraham
    Amber Ingraham 23 days ago

    No one:
    👁 👁


  • Sam C
    Sam C 23 days ago

    Her eyes scare me cause they look dilated

  • Fosforito Baez
    Fosforito Baez 24 days ago +1

    I'm still wrecked with admiration for her ability to be a piece of shit and still sleep at night... Damn I wish..

  • SirShane63
    SirShane63 24 days ago

    Apple is trash af though. The only good product was the classic Ipod.

  • AndySpring210
    AndySpring210 24 days ago +1

    If you are a good looking young white female, you don't even need any talents or efforts to be successful

    • SuSu X
      SuSu X 22 days ago

      You don't even have to be good looking.....

  • xxxKimxxx
    xxxKimxxx 24 days ago

    The fact that all the big investors are dumber than rocks shows that it was a scam but it also shows how rich people get rich. Its not hard work or intelligence.

  • Thomas Caron
    Thomas Caron 24 days ago +1

    I hope that bitch gets cancer and cant test it right

  • xxxpensive
    xxxpensive 24 days ago


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    Subhrajyoti Dey 24 days ago


  • Toni Jam
    Toni Jam 24 days ago +10

    i don’t think this started as deception. i think she pursued an idea but lost her honesty very quickly along the way..

    • Toni Jam
      Toni Jam 22 days ago +1

      Alex Alex that may very well be. it’s too bad..

    • Alex Alex
      Alex Alex 22 days ago

      Possibility half possible and half impossible idea she lost her interest for impossible one soon she realized that she made a mistake from the beginning.

  • Frediskiwi
    Frediskiwi 24 days ago

    She deadass sounds like she has a cold

  • Roos Sweli
    Roos Sweli 24 days ago

    There will be plenty more of this type of farce to come, thanks to Affirmative Action policies for women, this is the tip of the iceberg.