Quinn Gray is accused of plotting with her lover, Jasmin Osmanovic, and faking her abduction and reportedly lying about being sexually assaulted during captivity. Read more on this strange story below.
A Florida wife named Quinn Gray is accused of faking her abduction and lying about being held in captivity in a scheme she plotted with her lover, Jasmin Osmanovic, to exort $50,000 from her husband Reid.
Police became suspicious of Quinn Gray as evidence mounted that her story didn’t add up:
Authorities cite, among other things, testimony from the manager of the hotel where Gray was allegedly being held saying she “didn’t seem to be in distress at all,” and a 90-minute audiotape they say captured the sounds of Gray and Osmanovic in the throes of passion, and then plotting the details of a fake kidnapping.
Gray’s attorney claims the woman is mentally unbalanced and was taken advantage of by Osmanovic during one of her psychotic episodes. Her husband fully supports her, both standing by her version of events as well as funding her defense.
But Gray attorney Mark Miller has a simple explanation: Quinn Gray is a very sick woman. Miller told Matt Lauer live on TODAY, “Her reaction to the kidnapping, it may seem bizarre, but it’s all explained by her mental illness.”
Miller says psychiatric problems run in Gray’s family, and that she tried to mask her own emotional problems by abusing alcohol. Gray checked in to the renowned Hazelden clinic in Minnesota last June to receive treatment, but when she checked out in July, she was a virtual mental powder keg, her attorneys say.
“Quinn has grown up with a stigma against recognizing what she was going through,” Miller told Lauer. “She self-medicated for much of her adult life with alcohol; that led to a substance abuse problem. In the middle of the summer, she was treated for alcoholism.
From left, Rick Jancha and Mark Miller are attorneys representing Quinn Gray, who has pled not guilty to extorting $50,000 from her husband.
“When she came back, for the next six weeks she was untreated, undiagnosed and she was no longer self-medicating. She was in a manic phase of her bipolar disorder when she was kidnapped.”
That made Quinn Gray easy pickings for the likes of Osmanovic, Miller contends. He said that when the case goes to court, he will move to have the incriminating audiotape tossed out under rape shield laws. Far from being a tape of two people making love, then scheming to collect $50,000, said Miller, the tape is actually “an audio recording of a woman who has been kidnapped, abducted and being raped.”
Reid Gray is standing by his wife, both believing her version of the events and bankrolling her defense. In a statement, he said, “This has been an extraordinarily traumatic experience for me and my entire family. I am deeply concerned over how this incident has, and will continue to, affect our children. I love my family and will do whatever I can to make sure that Quinn receives all of the help and support that she needs.”
Osmanovic continues to assert to authorities that he and Gray had a six-week relationship that included trysts at his gas station, at a hotel and even at her home. He says Gray made him a house key and gave him the home’s security code — and gave him a cover story to use if anyone came to the door while he was there.
Miller asserts that Osmanovic’s claims, and the prosecutor’s contention that the pair were having an affair, are bogus.
“Not one e-mail, not one text message, not one cell phone record — there is nothing that supports their contention that it’s a faked kidnapping,” Miller said.
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