The Ex-Wife of Convicted Sex Felon Spencer Herron Investigates the Real Story of Her Seemingly Perfect Husband and Grapples with Years of Astonishing Infidelities
“Betrayal” Launches Today, April 28, on iHeartRadio and All Major Podcast Platforms.
Listen to the First Episode HERE.
NEW YORK – April 28, 2022– Glass Podcasts, a division of the award-winning Glass Entertainment Group (GEG), and iHeartMedia, the No. 1 podcast publisher globally according to Podtrac, announced the launch of its eight-part true-crime podcast series Betrayal. The first two episodes drop today, April 28, and will continue with weekly installments every Thursday thereafter. Betrayal is distributed by the iHeartPodcast Network and will be available on iHeartRadio and all major podcast platforms.
A real-life fairytale gone horribly wrong; Betrayal is the story of TV producer Jenifer Faison whose picture-perfect marriage completely shatters in the blink of an eye when she suddenly discovers that her college sweetheart-turned-doting husband is not the person she thought he was. After seven years of marriage, Faison came home from work one afternoon to find her house searched and her husband arrested for the continued sexual assault of a student.
The series unravels the case of convicted sexual predator and two-time Kell High School ‘Teacher of the Year’ Spencer Herron, who plead guilty to six counts of sexual assault of a former Cobb, Georgia student. Presently serving six concurrent sentences, Herron’s crimes began when the sexual assault victim was in high school. Interviewing the now 21-year-old college student who survived numerous sexual assaults at the hands of her husband, Faison attempts to learn about the man she thought she loved.
In Betrayal, Faison investigates the hidden story behind the story, revealing a dark double life fueled by dozens often sordid and simultaneous affairs with friends, neighbors and strangers, dating back to the week they were married. Throughout the podcast, Jenifer painstakingly pieces together evidence, including texts, photos and letters from prison. She speaks with friends, family and several of the other women Herron was intimately involved with, some of whom she knew personally. Each woman eerily described the same manner of manipulation and gaslighting Spencer deployed to justify his philandering. Faison even speaks to Spencer himself.
Blindsided and bewildered by the betrayal and pathological lies, Faison must contend with the sinister truth: Her seemingly ideal husband carefully crafted his public persona to hide his inner demons, painting himself as the revered teacher and beacon of his small-town community, located just 20 miles northwest of Atlanta.
“Spence was the last person who I ever would have guessed would have taken advantage of a kid, and I think anybody else who knew him would have said the same thing,” said Faison. “Could it be true that this man I loved was a sexual predator? I realized that afternoon that life as I knew it would never be the same. The future that we planned was gone, and that was the last time I had seen him.”
“Betrayal is the ultimate cautionary tale of what could go wrong with blind faith,” says Nancy Glass, Executive Producer of the series and CEO of Glass Entertainment Group. “Jenifer is just like anyone else; she built a life on love, trust and respect, but she had no idea what was concealed beneath the surface of her immaculate marriage. There were never any clues nor any reason to believe her world could come crashing down. This is the story of a woman living in the aftermath of the worst-possible scenario and her road to healing.”
Glass Podcast’s Head of Podcast Production and Development, Andrea Gunning, voices Betrayal alongside Faison. The series is Executive Produced by Nancy Glass and Jenifer Faison with Carrie Hartman and Ben Fetterman producing for Glass Podcasts. Glass Podcasts is overseen by Gunning, and Ben Fetterman, who serves as Head of Podcast Strategy and Development. For iHeart, Ali Perry is Executive Producing the series and Jessica Krainchich is serving as Producer.
It's been an incredible period of growth for Glass Podcasts. Most recently, the division launched the latest chapter of the hit Confronting anthology, Confronting: Columbine, and its breakout modern romance pod, Dating Diaries: Questions and Confessions. The company is set to launch its next true-crime series, Murder in the Mansion, in the coming months.
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About Glass Entertainment Group
Founded by six-time Emmy award winning journalist and television personality Nancy Glass, GEG is a full-service production company specializing in unscripted television, film production, new media content and podcasting. With over 3,000 hours of programming, the company has worked with leading networks and platforms such as CNN, Oxygen, HGTV, Nat Geo Wild, Animal Planet, Snapchat, HLN, The Food Network, Discovery ID, History, Travel, AOL, Sirius XM and Wondery, among others. GEG’s robust slate includes Lincoln: An American President (CNN), Heartland Vets: DVM (NatGeo Wild), Queen of Stylez (Snapchat), Frozen in Time with Maureen McCormick (HGTV), Murder Nation (HLN) among many more. A leader in the podcast space, the company recently produced the hit Apple podcast Dating Diaries: Quarantine Confessions as well as one of the most downloaded podcasts Confronting: O.J. Simpson, which earned a top 5 position on AP’s Top 2019 Podcasts. The sequel Confronting: Columbine recently debuted as a Top 10 Podcast on Apple Top Charts. Last year, in a groundbreaking deal, GEG partnered with Marcus Lemonis to acquire the rights to the Hatos-Hall catalogue of formats, including the classic Let’s Make a Deal, which is being re-versioned and distributed globally.