It’s just one thing after another for Richard and Mayumi Heene. They’ve caused such an uproar after last week’s alleged balloon boy hoax that Lifetime won’t air a re-run of their “Wife Swap” episode
The Colorado couple accused of carrying out a bizarre hoax involving their son and a huge balloon is “not running from the law” and deserves the presumption of innocence, their attorney said Monday. “The sheriff having a press conference saying that they’re guilty does not make them so,” David Lane told CNN’s “American Morning.” Authorities say the event — in which the tearful couple claimed their 6-year-old may have been trapped in the flying-saucer-like contraption floating through the air — was staged
The family at the center of a dramatic flight of a hot air balloon that floated free appeared on a reality show that highlighted concerns about the children’s safety. Richard and Mayumi Heene and their three sons were featured on the ABC show “Wife Swap,” in which the mothers of two often opposite families switch places for two weeks.