Denise Huskins Surfaces, Insists Kidnapping Was Not a Hoax
The 29-year-old woman who has been called by some the real life Gone Girl is fighting back after police called her kidnapping a hoax.
"She is absolutely, unequivocally, 100 percent, positively a victim and there is no hoax." Denise Huskins' lawyer insisted she is fully cooperating with cops, even though they've denounced her kidnapping story as a hoaxer.
Doug Rappaport, Denise Huskins lawyer, said, "She's distraught, she's emotionally and physically broken."
Huskins claimed she was abducted Monday night from her live-in boyfriend's home
in Vallejo, California.
She turned up two days later 400 miles away in Huntington Beach at her father's apartment building.
Her boyfriend, Aaron Quinn, also insisted the kidnapping is no hoax. His lawyer said he was tied up and drugged by the kidnappers. He explained, "He has basically died and gone to hell. He is in terrible shape."
Before Denise resurfaced, a recorded message was emailed to the San Francisco Chronicle: "My name is Denise Huskins. I'm kidnapped. Otherwise I'm fine."
And just when you thought this story couldn't get any more bizarre, the newspaper now says it has received a second email from a person claiming to be one of Denise's kidnappers.
The email actually went after the cops for suggesting it was all a hoax, saying it was all very real.
The alleged kidnappers demanded an $8,500 ransom, an amount veteran investigators find pretty strange.
Clint van Zandt, an NBC criminal analyst on the Today show explained, "$8,500 split between two kidnappers, that's a little over $4,000 a piece. Most of us could get an advance on our MasterCard without the chance of going to prison for 30 years."
The story is being compared to the movie Gone Girl, where a beautiful woman fakes her own kidnapping.
Denise's aunt is coming to her defense: "We love our niece and we're happy that she's safe and we believe in her and the true story will come out."