Stories about scammers, preferably from reality, are easy to be fascinated by. We are currently in an ever so small wave of them, including the series Inventing Anna and the documentary The Tinder scammer , both on Netflix.
The Dropout at Disney + has – perhaps not surprisingly, since it is also a drama series – most in common with the former. The series tells the story of the American technology founder Elizabeth Holmes, played by Amanda Seyfried. In January, she was found guilty on four of eleven charges of fraud and conspiracy and risks up to 20 years in prison when sentencing later this year.
Holmes was the founder and CEO of the health technology company Theranos, which she founded at the age of 19 in 2003. She led the company until it was dissolved in 2018, in the wake of The Wall Street Journal and whistleblowers uncovering highly questionable aspects of the technology. Theranos allegedly relied on.
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