Diane Sawyer Jayce Dugard Interview
July 11, 2011 by Post Team
Diane Sawyer Jayce Dugard Interview, Speaking through tears, a California woman held captive for nearly two decades, said the pain and determination that gave birth to the son of his captor in prison backyard while she was still a teenager.
“It was very painful,” said Diane Sawyer Jaycee Dugard ABC News in an interview on “Primetime” that aired Sunday night. “She left and then I saw her. She was beautiful. I felt I was not alone. I had someone who was mine.”
The 31-year-old generally clear and calm grew emotional when he speaks of seeing the first of two children fathered by her abductor, Phillip Garrido.
When Sawyer asked him how old he was at the time of birth in the Bay Area city of Antioch, said “14″ with an incredulous chuckle and a nod.
She said she did not know how he could protect children, but said, “I knew I could never let anything happen to her. I do not know how I would do that, but I did.”
Dugard spoke to Sawyer on a couch on a porch at her home in California. The blonde hair was in now-familiar photographs of her childhood is now reddish brown, and wore a red jersey and a necklace with an amulet of pineapple in it, which is the last thing I touched before her 18 years in captivity.
The interview took place on the eve of Dugard’s memoirs about her time in captivity, “A Stolen Life”, to be published Tuesday.
Dugard told Sawyer that he had a “change” that had to shut down emotionally to survive her rape and imprisonment. Sawyer asked how he was healed, Dugard said: “I know I can not imagine being beaten to death, and you can not imagine being kidnapped and raped you just do what you gotta do to survive…”
She described walking from the bus stop on the day of a field trip in fifth grade and being zapped with a stun gun on a street in South Lake Tahoe for 11 years.
Garrido said he heard her laughing and telling her wife Nancy Garrido: “I can not believe they got away with it,” calling upon “the most horrible moment of her life, 10 times.”
Dugard said he tried to keep her tears because of her handcuffs.
“I tried not to mourn because he could not erase,” he said, “and then bite.”
He recalled the soundproof door of the study Garrido backyard locked every time he left.
“I can still hear, consciously, when I’m awake,” Dugard said. “Some sounds, and smells just will not leave you.”
Dugard told Sawyer that in recent years despite going public with her captors, he was too scared to try out, especially for their daughters. The fear was fueled by what Garrido told him about the world.
“What I knew I was safe,” he said. “The unknown out there was terrible, especially when you think about girls.”
Probation officers visited over the years the house to see Garrido and give drug tests, but none reported any irregularities.
“I actually talked to one agent and the agent proceeded to Phillip his urine test and left,” Dugard said. “It made me feel like I do not care.”
Phillip Garrido, 60, a serial sex offender, was given the maximum possible sentence of 431 years to life in prison last month after pleading guilty to 13 counts of kidnapping and sexual assault, including rape and committing lewd acts captured on video.
His request was part of a deal with prosecutors that saw Nancy Garrido, 55, sentenced to 36 years to life in prison after pleading guilty to kidnapping and rape.
Without going into great detail, Dugard spoke of the long sessions, sex for drugs Garrido put it through, and said her confusion he began to mourn later.
“He told me it was a terrible man,” Dugard said. She said she would think that despite her own terrible pain, “I have to comfort him?”
Dugard said of her strained relationship with Nancy Garrido, whom she said was “very jealous of me for some reason, as I wanted her husband to rape me, very jealous and sick.”
Dugard said that is not full of anger, which to be angry all the time would let Phillip Garrido win.
But her mother, Terry Probyn, who was interviewed by Sawyer, with her daughter, she said.
“I think I have enough hate in my heart for both of us,” said Probyn. “I do not like you took your life away, I do not like being stolen, ripped off a piece of my heart and stole my baby.”
Then he looked at her daughter.
“He stole her childhood, adolescence, stole, and stole her high school prom, and the images and memories.” Dugard’s response: “But he did not get everything I am.”
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