Elizabeth Holmes accused of ‘cynical ruse’ to harass ‘Bad Blood’ author by putting him on witness list

A national news reporter responsible for a series of exposés of Theranos is accusing Elizabeth Holmes of trying to bar him from her trial in a ploy to stop his reporting, according to a motion filed in court Friday.

Former Wall Street Journal reporter John Carreyrou wrote dozens of articles about Theranos starting in October 2015, spurring federal investigations that ultimately led to Holmes standing trial in U.S. District Court in San Jose on a dozen felony fraud charges. Carreyrou now puts out a podcast called “Bad Blood,” the same name as his best-selling book on Holmes’ failed Palo Alto blood-testing startup.

Carreyrou is the only journalist named on

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