DailyMail.com has gotten an exclusive first look at the ‘Gone Girl hoaxer couple’ getting married after they were falsely accused of staging a kidnapping and rape in a Gone Girl-esque plot six years ago.
Denise Huskins, 35, and Aaron Quinn married in 2016, a year after she was released by her captor after a two-day ordeal. Their daughter was born in 2020, five years after Denise’s release.
The couple was falsely accused by the police of faking the kidnapping and rape, and they successfully sued the police responsible.
Now they tell their story in an ABC 20/20 special to promote their book.
In an exclusive first look at the special, the couple are seen with their baby girl, who was born
“She was born 5 years on the day of my release. It was an incredible rebirth. I will tell her everything.
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Denise Huskins and Aaron Quinn at their wedding in 2016, a year after she was released by her captor after two days of rape and torture. The pair were accused of making up the story in a “Gone Girl” style plot. Now they share the details of their lives for the first time in their lives
The couple made headlines around the world in 2015 after Denise was safely returned to her family, two days after she was kidnapped.
Ruskins said she is thankful she is still alive after the ordeal in 2015. The couple sued the police who doubted them and won
The couple welcomed their daughter in 2020 – five years after Denise was released by her kidnapper
The couple said their daughter, whose name they didn’t share, has given them “more than she could imagine.” Denise called it a ‘rebirth’
“While much of what we wrote about is tragic and sad, it is our love story. There is a happy ending – and it is her. I feel like she made me complete. She’s given me more than she could ever know.’
Matthew Muller, 41, turned himself in to police months after the kidnapping. He had been watching Denise at her house
The special also features footage from Aaron’s first police interrogation, where a cop tells him emphatically, “I’m telling you it didn’t happen the way you describe it. It didn’t. Period of time.’
In another clip, Denise talks about realizing that Muller had released her and dropped her off in an alleyway next to her parents’ Huntington Beach house after drugging and raping her for two days.
“I heard him drive away, I counted slowly to 10, I peeled the tape off my eyes and I was alone in this alley. I packed my bags and started walking and looked at the street name on the corner and saw Utica, the street where I grew up.
“I thought, ‘Oh my God.’ It’s a street I’ve walked hundreds of times in my life.
“As I stumbled, still numb, stumbling down the street, all I wanted to do was hug my mom and dad. And finally feel safe.’
She described Muller dragging her across a cold concrete floor after driving her in the trunk of his car for several hours.
“He was clumsily trying to get me out of the trunk, when he grabbed me he tripped and fell.
The ABC special features new footage of Aaron being told by the police that he lied
Denise Huskins and Aaron Quinn rose to fame as the ‘Gone Girl’ hoaxer couple in 2015 after she was kidnapped from their home in Vallejo, California. They’re featured in an ABC 20/20 special about their ordeal that airs Friday night
He just drugged me, it was a cold, really cold concrete floor. He put a blanket over me and told him to go in and clean.
“I said to myself, whatever they do, I’m not going to beg and scream. If it’s the last moments I’m going to have, I’ll just stay calm and be thankful for the life I’ve had.’
Douglas Rappaport, her attorney, said he was convinced of her innocence from the start.
“As she went through the story, the emotion was so real… by the time I finished interviewing her, I was absolutely convinced she was telling the truth.”
Denise and Aaron also remembered the first reunion. She said she thought about feeling “safe in his arms” when she was in captivity.
“Every moment in captivity I imagined him, I kept imagining what that feeling must be like to finally feel safe in his arms again.
“When he knocked on that door and I opened it, we just hugged…we cried and held each other.”
“I knew our lives were changed forever and we would go through more trouble, but at least we had each other,” Aaron added.
ABC’s 20/20 special featuring the pair airs Friday, June 4 at 9 p.m. EST.