Richard Heene wanted to be famous, well now he is. I think the media blitz is getting out of control over Balloon Boy. The family didn’t kill anyone, yes a shitty hoax, but come on. There are much worse criminals running around the country.
The latest news is that is wifey poo has lawyered up. According to news reports, she might actual be in an abusive relationship. If so, that is very very sad.
Balloon Boy’s mom, Mayumi Heene, hired her own lawyer — as a friend described her as a “slave” to an abusive husband.
The lawyer, Lee Christian, met with Mayumi yesterday, then attempted to downplay speculation that her client is about to sell out her reality TV-obsessed hubby Richard Heene.
“I don’t do divorces,” Christian told The Post. “I do criminal defense.”
Mayumi, 45, and Richard, 48, duped the world into believing their six-year-old son Falcon was floating away on a homemade balloon. Probers believe the couple, featured on the ABC show “Wife Swap,” hatched the bizarre plot to score their own reality series.
They are expected to be hit with felony conspiracy charges next week as the Federal Aviation Administration weighs civil penalties that up to $2 million.
Mayumi has displayed a tough persona on TV. But her pal, Barbara Slusser, told ABC, “Whatever [her husband] says, goes. She’s basically a slave. He kept her isolated and separated from everyone else.”
I feel sorry for the kids, I hope this works out for them in the end.