The couple who feature in a new Netflix true crime series have reacted after the series hit the top spot on the most watched list.
American Nightmare centres on the shocking case of Denise Huskins and her boyfriend Aaron Quinn, who were plunged into a living nightmare when an intruder broke into their home Vallejo, California, in the dead of night and kidnapped Huskins.
When Huskins returned home 48 hours later, the couple found the finger of suspicion pointed at them.
Huskins and Quinn were accused of coordinating an elaborate kidnapping hoax by Vallejo Police Department and the media made comparisons between their case and the 2012 novel Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, which tells the fictional tale of a woman faking her own kidnap to frame her partner.
In a press conference, the force accused the couple of ‘plundering valuable resources’ and taking 'focus away from the true victims of our community while instilling fear among our community members'.
However, the couple were eventually vindicated after an attempted kidnapping in Dublin, California was found to have several similarities to Huskins’ case.
An ex-marine named Matthew Muller was arrested for the Dublin kidnapping attempt after he left his phone at the scene.
Muller was later identified as Huskins’ kidnapper and was sentenced to 40 years in prison after pleading guilty to kidnapping, robbery, and rape.
Speaking to Netflix about her ordeal, Huskins said: “It didn’t make any sense to have law enforcement - the people who have the power to investigate and to help - just turn against you. It made it that much more frightening.”
The shocking docu-series, from the creators of the Tinder Swindler, has had true-crime fans gripped with many reeling about how the couple were treated.
And since its release earlier this month, the three-parter has flown to the top of the US Netflix ‘Most Watched’ list.
In a post on Instagram, Quinn shared a screenshot of the show in the first place and wrote: “We appreciate everyone watching and the countless kind messages we’ve received.”
The post was reshared by Huskins who also uploaded her own screenshot alongside the caption: “#1 on Netflix” with a shocked-face emoji.
If you fancy checking it out for yourself, you can watch American Nightmare on Netflix right now.Featured Image Credit: Netflix