Vallejo Kidnapping Victims Reach Tentative Settlement With City

Three years after Vallejo police accused them of staging an elaborate abduction, kidnapping victim Denise Huskins and her fiancé Aaron Quinn have reached a tentative legal settlement with the city, according to their lawyer. Vallejo has reportedly agreed to pay Huskins and Quinn $2.5 million to settle a defamation suit.

Huskins was kidnapped from her Vallejo home in March of 2015 by Matthew Muller, a disbarred immigration lawyer from Orangevale. Muller raped and tormented Huskins before finally releasing her in her hometown of Huntington Beach.

As police searched for Huskins’ kidnapper, they publicly doubted the veracity of the story. Cops even suggested the two had modeled a scheme after the popular 2014 thriller “Gone Girl.” They were wrong.

Huskins and Quinn recently sat down with ABC 20/20 to talk about their ordeal with both Muller and the Vallejo Police Department. You can watch it here.

For a refresher, see our original articles on the bizarre case below.

Vallejo Defends Police Actions in Not-So-Fake Kidnapping Case

Kidnapping Victims File Claim Against Vallejo Police Department 

The Kidnapping Hoax That Wasn’t: Vallejo Couple Files Suit Against City, Police