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Jaycee: After Giving Birth, 'I Wasn't Alone'

Backyard birth was 'painful' but uplifting

(Newser) - Diane Sawyer has released the first installment of her emotional interview with Jaycee Dugard , in which the kidnap survivor discusses the birth of her first child in her backyard prison. It was “very painful,” Dugard says. “But then I saw her. She was beautiful. I felt like... More »

Jaycee Dugard: I Can Finally Say My Name

Kidnap victim deals frankly with ordeal in new memoir

(Newser) - After 18 years in Phillip Garrido's backyard hell, one might expect Jaycee Dugard to be joyless and withdrawn. But Diane Sawyer instead encounters a fiercely devoted 31-year-old mother, a rape survivor who confronts her ordeal unflinchingly, and a vibrant woman savoring each tiny freedom in her new life—like... More »

ABC Airs Jaycee Dugard Home Video

Dugard speaks, laughs in first TV appearance

(Newser) - A grown-up Jaycee Dugard was seen and heard on TV for the first time today on Good Morning America . Dugard’s mother, Terry Probyn, pleads for privacy and explains that the family released home videos “so that you can see that we're happy and well and when we have... More »

Jaycee Dugard Set to Sue Calif.

Kidnap victim, her mother seek damages for parole lapses

(Newser) - Jaycee Dugard and her mother have filed claims against California’s Department of Corrections, seeking unspecified (but exceeding $25,000) financial damages for suffering they endured due to lapses by parole and other officials overseeing Philip Garrido, the man charged with abducting then-11-year-old Dugard and holding her captive for 18... More »

Jaycee: 'A Real Innocence in Her Eyes'

Friends say Dugard adjusting well to new life with mom, daughters

(Newser) - Hello! magazine offers another glimpse at kidnap victim Jaycee Dugard as an adult, riding horseback and posing with mother Terry Probyn. Sources close to the family say Dugard is bonding with her mother and 19-year-old half-sister, and that Dugard’s two “smart, playful” daughters—who were always told she... More »

Aunt: Jaycee Raised Two Bright Girls

Abductee taught daughters to read, use the Internet

(Newser) - Jaycee Lee Dugard managed to raise two bright and normal kids despite their backyard captivity, her aunt tells the Orange County Register. "I'm a teacher. I know kids," says Tina Dugard, the sister of Jaycee's mom, Terry. "And I can tell you that they are a normal... More »

Jaycee's Mom 'Enjoying Every Minute' of Reunion

Missing girl's grandmother says daughter Terry Probyn is 'in the clouds'

(Newser) - After 18 years without her missing daughter, Jaycee Lee Dugard’s mother is “enjoying every minute” of the reunion, Terry Probyn’s mom tells People. “She’s like a little mother hen right now,” Dugard’s grandmother, Joan Curry, says of Probyn. “She’s got them... More »

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