Elizabeth Holmes takes the stand in her own defense and states that she believed her invention could do what she alleged to investors and that she was in an abusive relationship with her co-defendant and former COO of Theranos and her former boyfriend. She began cross examination on Tuesday 11-30-21. In The Ghislaine Maxwell trial attorneys made their opening statements and set out their theories of the case. The government arguing that Maxwell sought out and groomed minors for a ‘pyramid scheme’ of abuse. Maxwell’s defense team stated that they will prove that Maxwell is a scapegoat for Jeffrey Epstein, that she is not like him and that his crimes are not hers.