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Husband who was prime suspect of wife's disappearance issues statement as documentary drops on Netflix

Husband who was prime suspect of wife's disappearance issues statement as documentary drops on Netflix

He spoke out ahead of a Netflix documentary on his story

The husband of a woman who became the prime suspect when she was kidnapped has spoken out as a documentary on their harrowing experience has released on Netflix.

American Nightmare covers the kidnapping of Denise Huskins, whose disappearance was branded a 'Gone Girl case' when she later showed up in her hometown.

The true crime documentary from the makers of The Tinder Swindler covers the investigation into Denise's kidnapping, as police first thought the main suspect was her then-boyfriend Aaron Quinn, who had called the cops to say she had been kidnapped.

They then switched their suspicions to Denise herself after she showed up in her hometown 400 miles away from Vallejo, California, where she'd been snatched from.

Both of these suspicions turned out to be wrong, and the documentary promises viewers it 'unravels the consequences of our cultural rush to judgment' while also shining a light on the 'damage done when law enforcement decides the truth can’t possibly be true'.

When Denise Huskins was kidnapped police first targeted her boyfriend Aaron Quinn as their prime suspect.
Netflix

American Nightmare features interviews with Huskins and Quinn, and she suggested to those interested in watching the documentary that it'd also help to read the book Victim F: From Crime Victims to Suspects to Survivors.

Written by Huskins and Quinn, she said it would give people wanting to watch American Nightmare a 'deeper context' to what happened that the documentary couldn't go into.

Boyfriend and girlfriend at the time of the kidnapping, Huskins and Quinn later married.

He has taken to social media to share a statement ahead of the documentary's release.

Quinn wrote: "For years I’ve debated how much to share about my experience as a crime victim on IG.

"On one side, I want to be known as a good therapist because I’ve dedicated my professional life to that goal. On the other side, I cannot separate the trauma because it shapes me as a practitioner and a person.

"Compartmentalizing it was helpful for a while but it’s no longer a useful strategy.

Aaron Quinn spoke out ahead of the documentary's release.
Instagram/@aaron_quinn_pt

"Going forward I plan on sharing how this trauma has impacted me personally, and how I use it to help my clients because as physical therapist we need to address the whole person to be truly effective.

"I’ll still be sharing movement stuff, I’m just giving myself permission to do more.

"If you don’t know what I’m talking about, our docuseries, American Nightmare premieres on @netflix January 17th. Our book, Victim F: From Crime Victims to Suspects to Survivors is out now."

Quinn's post was met with plenty of praise and support, with people telling him they were 'shocked' by his story and praising him for being 'so brave' by speaking up.

American Nightmare is available to stream now on Netflix.

Featured Image Credit: Denise Huskins/Instagram / Netflix

Topics: Netflix, True Crime, TV and Film, US News