Jaycee Dugard Home Video to Air on TV

Friday, Mar 5, 2010  |  Updated 8:13 AM PDT
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A Glimpse Into the Jaycee Lee Dugard Mystery

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Jaycee Lee Dugard is "happy to be back" with her real family, according to an exclusive interview in People, which includes a new photo of her.

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The world will get a chance to see kidnapping victim Jaycee Dugard on video Friday.

In one of the home video clips, which will air on ABC, Dugard's mother, Terry Probyn, thanks the public for its support and asks people to respect the family's privacy.

"Please give us the time we need to heal as a family without the prying eyes of photographers and the press," says Probyn, addressing the camera in an outdoor setting. "We released this video to show that we are happy and well, and when we have more to share, we will."

"Hi I'm Jaycee," says Dugard in another clip, wearing a black shirt, jeans and a pink baseball cap. "I want to thank you for your support and I'm doing well.

"It's been a long haul, but I'm getting there."

Several seconds of video show Dugard -- a round-faced brunette in a green sweater -- in the kitchen with her mother and her half-sister, Shayna, decorating Christmas cookies and laughing.

Excerpts from the video of Dugard, now 29, aired on "Good Morning America" Friday morning, and more will air on "20/20" and "Nightline."

The appearance by Dugard, 29, represents the first time she has been seen and heard on video since she resurfaced six months ago after being kidnapped outside her South Lake Tahoe, Calif. home in 1991.

Convicted sex offender, Phillip Garrido, and his wife, Nancy, are awaiting trial on charges that they kidnapped Dugard when she was 11 years old and sexually assaulted her for several years. Prosecutors say she was kept in a tent-compound in a secret backyard at the couple's Antioch, Calif. home. The Garridos have pleaded not guilty.

Dugard had two daughters, now 12 and 15, by Phillip Garrido. The girls were not pictured in the People magazine spread to protect their privacy, and ABC did not say they would appear in the home videos.


 

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