Do You Think It's Wrong That Jaycee Dugard's Daughters Refer To Her Kidnapper Phillip Garrido As 'Dad?'

Mon, July 11, 2011 7:00pm EDT by 49 Comments

Even though Phillip Garrido fathered Jaycee’s two (now teenaged) daughters by sexually abusing her, she still lets him keep his status as their ‘dad.’ Is she completely wrong in doing so or is she doing the right thing?

In her first interview since she was rescued in 2009, Jaycee Dugard, now 31, opened up about her 18 years as Phillip Garrido‘s victim and sex slave, and the complicated relationship her daughters Starlite, 16 and Angel, 13, share with their evil father. They call him ‘Dad!’ Is that wrong?

When Diane Sawyer questioned why she Jaycee called Garrido the kids’ dad on the July 10 ABC special — Jaycee replies, “He is who he is.”

“Their dad did strange things and they knew it, Jaycee tells Diane Sawyer. “They lived like that for so long that I don’t really think that that was that big of a shock to them. Because they knew their dad.”

But what do you think, HollyMoms? If you were in Jaycee’s shoes, would you allow the man that kidnapped, raped and held you hostage for 18 years to be considered your childrens’ father? Share your thoughts.

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