Fotis Dulos

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Lawyer for husband suggests Conn. mom staged disappearance a la 'Gone Girl'

June 23, 2019 - 2:05 pm

HARTFORD (1010 WINS) – The lawyer for the husband of Jennifer Dulos is now suggesting the missing Connecticut mom of five may have staged her own disappearance a la “Gone Girl” – the 2012 book about a woman who frames her husband after faking her murder.

Norm Pattis tells the New York Post that Dulos wrote a manuscript years ago about the subject, though he acknowledges he has not read it.

Pattis says she had the motives to use it to hurt her husband during their contentious divorce and custody battle.


The attorney also claims, without proof, that Dulos is a lifelong heroin user who has “severe psychiatric problems” and once “lived for years under a false name.”

An unnamed family source denies all of this, saying while she did write a 500-page manuscript, it has nothing in common with “Gone Girl.”

Gloria Farber, the attorney for Dulos’ mother, told the Post that “it’s a classic act of desperation to slander the victim.”

Jennifer Dulos
New Canaan Police Department

Meanwhile, a friend of Jennifer Dulos tells the Post that she was a “nervous wreck” after filing for divorce, fearing her husband’s rage.

And the friend says she got an email from her expressing relief after getting the go-ahead for a court-appointed guardian to be involved with the custody battle.

Dulos’ estranged husband, Fotis Dulos, was charged with fabricating evidence and hindering prosecution in connection with her disappearance. He has pleaded not guilty.

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