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Stacey Rutherford thought she met her soulmate when she laid eyes on Dr. Justin Rutherford. They fell in love, and it was better than she ever imagined. But this family doctor, beloved father, and cherished husband had dark secrets. He had sworn to do no harm but would resort to any means necessary to save himself. 

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Burden of Guilt is an emotionally harrowing audio docu-series that tells the story of Tracyraquel Berns, a woman who has spent four decades at the center of one of the most bizarre and disturbing criminal cases in American History – surrounding the devastating and mysterious death of her baby brother. This podcast explores Tracyraquel’s pursuit for justice and her journey to confront the burden of guilt she has carried with her for the majority of her life.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The loss of her baby brother has haunted Tracyraquel Berns ever since she was 2 years old. Growing up, her questions about her brother’s death were met with beatings from her father. As an adult, Tracyraquel did her own investigation and what she discovered would change everything. It caused a burden that she would carry with her for the rest of her life. That burden of guilt coupled with a nagging suspicion that there was more to the story, led Tracyraquel to revisit her abusive and dysfunctional childhood in a quest for the whole truth. Hosted by Emmy-winning journalist Nancy Glass.   If you would like to reach out to the Burden of Guilt Team, email us at burdenofguiltpod@gmail.com  If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic abuse, please reach out and call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233.  To report a case of child abuse, please contact your local police department or call the Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline at 1.800.422.4453. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
This is a story of a real-life fairytale gone horribly wrong. It’s a cautionary tale about a marriage so filled with betrayal and deceit, that many people are still recovering from its path of destruction. This is the story of Jenifer Faison. After 20 years apart, Jenifer reconnected with her college sweetheart, Spencer Herron. He was a two-time Teacher of the Year and Jen was convinced she married the perfect husband. On June 1, 2018, that all changed. Jenifer came home to find Spencer holding a search warrant. He had sexually assaulted one of his students. In the days that followed Spencer’s arrest, Jenifer uncovered a dark, secret life her husband had been living during their entire marriage. His actions shook a community, devastated his wife, and sent Spencer Herron to prison. Climbing out of the devastation would be a journey Jen could have never imagined. If you would like to reach out to the Betrayal Team, email us at betrayalpod@gmail.com.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jenifer Faison, a successful reality television producer, waited for love and was thrilled when she reconnected with her college sweetheart 20 years later. They were older but the spark reignited and after a whirlwind courtship Jen and Spencer married and enjoyed a wonderful relationship. Everyone thought Spencer, a two-time “Teacher of the Year” award winner, was the perfect doting, attentive husband. But on June 1, 2018, when Jen arrived home, her husband holding a search warrant. The police soon arrived and took her husband out in handcuffs. It was the last time she has seen him. If you would like to reach out to the Betrayal Team, email us at betrayalpod@gmail.com.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
S1: E2 - The Aftermath

S1: E2 - The Aftermath

2022-04-2836:1058

Through his social media and texts, Jenifer learns devastating details about her husband’s double life. The arrest was the tip of the iceberg. She was living with and loving a man with addictions, fantasies, and predilections he kept hidden the entire time they were together. She discovers more about Spencer’s crimes and how he justifies his behavior. Eventually Jenifer turns the devastation inward wondering if it’s her shortcomings that caused this. Family and friends rally around her. She realizes to heal and move on she will have to learn everything she can about the man she married.   If you would like to reach out to the Betrayal Team, email us at betrayalpod@gmail.com.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jenifer’s first conversation is with the victim of her ex-husband's most egregious acts. The teenage student that was sexually abused by Spencer Herron who was her teacher at the time. She is now a 21-year-old college student. She speaks about that experience publicly for the first time ever with Jenifer, his ex-wife. It’s a powerful exchange between the two women who never expected to meet one another. The victim’s account draws a roadmap of how a predator operates when a trusted adult targets a young person. Jenifer is devastated at the depravity of Spencer’s behavior. Both women find healing in sharing with each other and the community. If you would like to reach out to the Betrayal Team, email us at betrayalpod@gmail.com.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
S1: E4 - Damages

S1: E4 - Damages

2022-05-1237:0040

A 2010 Kell High School graduate explains how Spencer skillfully ingratiated himself with teenagers and normalized inappropriate communication. Then, the sexual assault victim’s civil attorney addresses the case against the school district in Cobb County, Georgia. He walks through how after-school clubs and the failure to follow specific protocols created an environment for a sexual predator to operate at Kell High School. If you would like to reach out to the Betrayal Team, email us at betrayalpod@gmail.com.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
S1: E5 - Absolution

S1: E5 - Absolution

2022-05-1937:4039

Jenifer speaks with Hope, a woman that Spencer had a multiyear long affair with during her marriage to Spencer. Jen finds her anger has now turned into compassion as she learns the circumstances under which Hope became involved with Spencer. The former mistress divulges stunning details about Spencer’s physical aggression and emotional manipulation. Hope reveals the guilt and shame she has carried for years since Spencer’s arrest.  If you would like to reach out to the Betrayal Team, email us at betrayalpod@gmail.com.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
S1: E6 - The Only One

S1: E6 - The Only One

2022-05-2636:1920

One of the hardest pills to swallow for Jenifer was discovering a friend of hers was involved with her husband. She and her former friend haven’t spoken in years. Anger, shame, and blame created a gulf. In this episode, Jen confronts her former friend to find out how it started and why no one told her about the affair, even when the opportunity presented itself. She walks away with many answers and some questions that will never be answered. If you would like to reach out to the Betrayal Team, email us at betrayalpod@gmail.com.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
S1: E7 - Recovery

S1: E7 - Recovery

2022-06-0239:2425

Jenifer learns more about Betrayal Trauma with her coach and expert Kim Gould MSW. Kim explains the ways Betrayal Trauma impacts its victims and how they search for safety. Jen shares Spencer’s jailhouse letters which place a surprising amount of culpability on the women with whom he had affairs. A found text chain drops a bombshell. Kim Gould, MSW provides her therapeutic coaching services at The Center for Relational Healing in Los Angeles (www.lacrh.com) and Life & Intimacy Coaching practice (kimgouldcoaching.com) If you would like to reach out to the Betrayal Team, email us at betrayalpod@gmail.com.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
After more than two years of not speaking and four years since seeing one another, Jenifer and Spencer finally speak. Jenifer re-asks him questions hoping time and reflection will provide clarity. Andrea and Jenifer explore how Jen transformed over the time Betrayal was produced and the impact the series has had on some members of the audience. If you would like to reach out to the Betrayal Team, email us at betrayalpod@gmail.com.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
S1: E9 - Grooming

S1: E9 - Grooming

2022-07-1432:439

A reoccurring theme throughout the series has centered around grooming. Rachel and the women with whom Spencer had affairs related how he built trust and leveraged vulnerabilities over time. Our audience, through emails to the show, has had conflicting and passionate feelings about what grooming is and who can be groomed. This week, Jenifer and Andrea speak to Jerika Heinze, who is both a survivor and an expert to shed light on what grooming is and the many insidious ways it works.  If you would like to reach out to the Betrayal Team, email us at betrayalpod@gmail.com.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jenifer gathers her closest friends together to reflect on how their support provided the cocoon of love she needed to survive. If you would like to reach out to the Betrayal Team, email us at betrayalpod@gmail.com.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
While researching the series, the Betrayal team learned about the prevalence of Educator Sexual Misconduct. Dr. Charol Shakeshaft, an expert and researcher, explains why problems persist and what schools can do about it. If you would like to reach out to the Betrayal Team, email us at betrayalpod@gmail.com.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
S1: Bonus Ep 3 - Parole

S1: Bonus Ep 3 - Parole

2022-08-0409:134

Andrea and Jenifer discuss the emotional impact of Spencer's release from prison.  If you would like to reach out to the Betrayal Team, email us at betrayalpod@gmail.com.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Andrea and Jennifer speak with Shannon Henry and Brett Carney Brown from the organization SASS Go to discuss the importance of noticing the signs of predatory behavior.  SASS stands for Surviving Assault Standing Strong.  Their mission is to eradicate assault, abuse, and trafficking against women and girls globally through prevention education, self-defense training, and emergent case consulting. Also, we have a sneak peek at Betrayal season two, premiering May 18th More information about SASS can be found on their site: https://www.sassgo.org/ If you would like to reach out to the Betrayal Team, email us at betrayalpod@gmail.com.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
After Betrayal Season 1 was released many of Spencer’s former students reached out to the show. Jennifer and Andrea speak with a two students to understand how the arrest and their interactions with Spencer have affected them. We hear from former student Paul as he grapples with the fact that his former mentor was not the man he thought. Amber recounts a few instances that left her feeling unsettled. If you would like to reach out to the Betrayal Team, email us at betrayalpod@gmail.com.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jenifer recently had a chance to talk with a woman from Spencer’s past. She offers Jen an interesting perspective on who she thought Spencer was and works through her feelings on who he turned out to be. We also hear a sneak peek from Betrayal Season 2, premiering on May 18th. If you would like to reach out to the Betrayal Team, email us at betrayalpod@gmail.com.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Ashley Lytton was a typical mom and wife in suburban Utah with three children until she discovered her husband’s horrifying secret. It was a shocking crime that would alter Ashley’s life and jeopardize the safety of her children. This season of Betrayal will focus on one mother’s fight to find justice for her daughter and protection from a predator too close to home. Once we hear her story, we learn the same crime is happening every day in households all over the country. It’s a betrayal of our families, communities and everything we value in society. Season Two lays the issue bare through the family’s story and takes an honest look at a huge problem most people don’t want to even want to acknowledge. If you would like to reach out to the Betrayal Team, email us at betrayalpod@gmail.com.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
S2: E1 - Hidden

S2: E1 - Hidden

2023-05-1842:2027

We meet Ashley Lytton, a suburban mother of three in Salt Lake City, Utah, who stumbles upon photos in her husband’s computer that she knows are going to change the course of her life. After a harrowing day of dramatic events, she reports him to the authorities.  If you would like to reach out to the Betrayal Team, email us at betrayalpod@gmail.com  To report a case of child sexual exploitation, call The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children's CyberTipline at 1-800-THE-LOST  If you or someone you know is worried about their sexual thoughts and feelings towards children, find help at stopitnow.org See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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Holy crap. If you have CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) in your area for family court ask for one! They advocate for the kid in court- separate from attorneys, DHS, guardian ad litem. They are legal parties to the case, appointed by judge. I hope he doesn't get access to this girl and increase her trauma.

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betrayal by her husband AND betrayal by women in general. every single day of her marriage.

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The amount of commercials in this season is ridiculous.

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Wow, the ads! I have no problem with supporting the pod with some ads, but this is overboard. for such short episodes, just about half of it is ads. Also, am I the only one that felt super uncomfortable with the ex-wife interviewing the victim? Felt really inappropriate and cringy. How is she supposed to feel ok answering the questions of the person married to her abuser? Would have rather had a third party interviewing her. I only made it a few episodes, the ads and the awkwardness made it too hard to listen.

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Andrea McDonald

why is the wife acting like she was sexually assaulted

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