February 21, 2024

By Lisa Respers France | CNN

Editor’s Observe: This story incorporates spoilers for Netflix’s “American Nightmare.”

Netflix has discovered its candy spot with buzzy true crime sequence and the newest, “American Nightmare,” is kind of the story.

Right here’s the background on what the three-part docuseries is about:

Keep in mind “Gone Lady?”

In March 2015, Denise Huskins and her now husband Aaron Quinn reported to police that that they had been the victims of a house invasion. Huskins was kidnapped for ransom and sexually assaulted. Days later, simply earlier than the $8500 ransom was due, Huskins was launched by one in all her captors close to her dad and mom’ residence in Orange County, CA.

However their nightmare continued as authorities first tried to pin the crime on Quinn, then urged their story was a hoax and drew parallels to David Fincher’s movie “Gone Lady.” The 2014 thriller, starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike, centered round a lady who fakes her personal abduction to border her husband.

The couple discovered themselves within the midst of a media firestorm.

The case

Huskins and Quinn mentioned they woke in the midst of the evening to a blinding mild and a person’s voice inside their Vallejo, California, residence.

In accordance with the couple, they had been tied up, blindfolded and ultimately sedated earlier than Huskins was spirited away within the trunk of a automobile. Quinn had been advised to await a ransom demand.

Police initially theorized that Quinn had harmed his then girlfriend on condition that he didn’t contact authorities for hours after the occasion – though he claimed to have been drugged and unconscious – and what they seen as different inconstancies in his story.

Issues took a flip, nevertheless, after Huskins turned up 400 miles away close to the Huntington Seashore neighborhood the place she grew up and authorities shifted the blame.

“There isn’t a proof to help the claims that this was a stranger abduction or an abduction in any respect,” authorities mentioned on the time. “Given the details which were offered up to now, this occasion seems to be an orchestrated occasion and never a kidnapping.”

The fallout