Theranos Founder Says Top Deputy Abused Her

In tearful and intense testimony, Elizabeth Holmes said from the witness stand Monday that she had been raped while studying at Stanford University and not long after entered into an abusive relationship with the man who would become her top deputy at Theranos Inc.

“He told me that I didn’t know what I was doing in business, that my convictions were wrong, that he was astonished at my mediocrity, and that if I followed my instincts I was going to fail,” Ms. Holmes said.