Jaycee Dugard admits she’s gotten angrier at her kidnappers as time goes on.
As Jaycee Dugard, 31, tries to give her 17- and 14-year-old daughters the most normal lives possible, she tells ABC’s Diane Sawyer in tonight’s interview that she’s grown angrier with Philip and Nancy Garrido, who kidnapped her in 1991 when she was only 11 years old.
“I am angry for what they did, for what they took away,” reveals Jaycce, “but on the other hand, I have two beautiful daughters.”
Although the two perpetrators have not tried to contact her, Jaycee reveals she continues to stay in hiding.
“For eighteen years I had to hide…even now I feel like I have to hide,” she tells Diane. “I want my girls to have a normal life as much as possible. I feel like on some things I have to do it a little bit differently…not be recognized…for their sake.”
She continues: “I think in time as they get older they’ll know how to deal with it better and that would be the time that we would come out.”
Regardless of her traumatic past, Jaycee stresses that she hasn’t been dwelling on it and instead is focusing on her foundation and riding horses as part of her therapy.
“It’s not with me every day. That is over. Nancy and Philip are behind bars,” she says. “There is so much out here to do and feel. I feel like I can make a difference. I don’t want to be remembered for what happened.”
Catch Jaycee’s interview with Diane Sawyer tonight on ABC’s World News at 6:30pm.
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