The Trial The trial began with Nancy Tullos, the Vice President of Human Resources at Broadcom, who had many misleading things to say about Bill.During her cross examination by our lead defense lawyer, Rich (I refer to him as God sometimes in this context) she admitted to lying to the SEC and was confronted with many inconsistencies in her statements. We really didn't have to do it but something in our gut told us we should.Judge Carney always said he wanted the whole story to come out, and it was he who unlocked the door.
If it weren't for Rich and his team, Bill would not have been exonerated. Nicholas would have had to endure the ordeal of trial like Bill and I did.He asked for Rich and the defense attorneys of Nick, Henry and David (he referred to them as the "titans of the legal profession") to comment. For three years, we had our fences up and all of a sudden, on Wednesday, we had to take them down.They did and all of that is in the transcript attached. You only have three witnesses to prove your innocence and the government has intimidated and improperly influenced each one of them. It felt very unreal: how do we live without this dark cloud that's been hanging over us?I sobbed in the arms of one of them as she did, too. Henry Nicholas isn’t just another tech-boom billionaire charged with backdating stock options. She grew up in Los Angeles, and people who know her describe her as “very nice”—the same words people use to describe Henry Samueli. She seemed innocent and demure—one friend described her as “super naïve”—and was athletic enough to keep up with Nicholas on long bike rides. In 1993, the couple’s first son, Brett, was born, followed by a second son, Matthew, and in 1998, a daughter, Shelby.