The Dropout’s Amanda Seyfried Reacts to Elizabeth Holmes Beginning 11-Year Prison Sentence

The Dropout’s Amanda Seyfried said she "feels for" Elizabeth Holmes' two children as the former Theranos CEO begins her 11-year prison sentence.

By Angie Orellana Hernandez May 31, 2023 2:03 AMTags
Watch: The Dropout's Amanda Seyfried Reacts to Elizabeth Holmes Entering Prison

Amanda Seyfried is weighing in on Elizabeth Holmes' new reality—life behind bars.

The actress, who portrayed the former Theranos CEO in 2022 TV series The Dropout, shared her thoughts on Holmes starting her 11-year prison sentence on May 30, the same day Seyfried appeared on Good Morning America.

"I feel for those kids," Seyfried said of Holmes' children—William, 22 months and Invicta, 3 months—whom she shares with Billy Evans. "There's two kids that are hanging in the balance here, as a parent I'm just like—as a mom—I don't know."

And for Holmes herself, Seyfried had a few short words to say about justice. "Life's not fair," Seyfired added, "but in a lot of ways, it's fair, for her in particular."

Her comments came hours after Holmes reported to a women's prison camp in Bryan, Texas to serve time for her role in the Theranos fraud case. She was found guilty of one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and three counts of wire fraud in January 2022, more than seven years after the Wall Street Journal reported that her blood start-up company's technology was faulty. (She pleaded not guilty and was acquitted on four other counts.)

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"The guilty verdicts in this case reflect Ms. Holmes' culpability in this large scale investor fraud and she must now face sentencing for her crimes," U.S. Attorney Stephanie Hinds in a 2022 statement. "I thank the jurors for their thoughtful and determined service that ensured verdicts could be reached."

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Prior to starting her prison sentence, Holmes took a look at her past.

"I made so many mistakes and there was so much I didn't know and understand," she told the New York Times in an article published May 12, "and I feel like when you do it wrong, it's like you really internalize it in a deep way."

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