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Family and friends of missing Connecticut mom Jennifer Dulos dismissed her estranged husband's lawyer's claims that she faked her disappearance in a fashion similar to the 'Gone Girl' style novel she wrote years ago.
Mother-of-five Dulos, 50, vanished after dropping her kids off at school on the morning of Friday, May 24.
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Her estranged husband Fotis Dulos, 51, and his girlfriend Michelle Troconis, 44, have both been charged with evidence tampering and hindering prosecution in connection with her disappearance.
They both have pleaded not guilty and have since split, according to Fotis' lawyer Norm Pattis.
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He told The New York Post Jennifer wrote a 500-page 'Gone Girl' style script years ago, a book in which a wife fakes her disappearance to try and frame her cheating husband.
Pattis also claims she has a 'troubled past' and 'struggled with heroin her whole life' after a previous 'relationship with a person who would import heroin from Cambodia'.
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He even suggests she has disappeared from New York once before and 'lived for years under a false name' after an 'intrafamilial dispute about money.'
Pattis said: 'This is a person who has a pretty florid imagination and motives to use it to hurt Mr. Dulos.'
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After Fotis allegedly received a bill for $14,000 of blood work for Jennifer, Pattis added: 'If she were critically ill, thought she was about ready to lose control of her children, disappearing in such a way that made it look as though [her husband] were the culprit is the best piss off you can give somebody.
'From our perspective this is a perfect storm: a mysterious illness we don't know about, a history of substance abuse, and a history of having disappeared.'
Statement - Monday - Jennifer - Family - Friends
But in a statement on Monday, Jennifer's family and friends called the theory 'false and irresponsible.'
They said her manuscript was written...
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