Jaycee and the Media: Should She Be Interviewed?

Media queens like Oprah have made no secret of the fact they want to talk to Jaycee Dugard, but should she go public about her 18-year ordeal?
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Jaycee and the Media: Should She Be Interviewed?

Media queens like Oprah have made no secret of the fact they want to talk to Jaycee Dugard, but should she go public about her 18-year ordeal?

-Jane Farrell

Jaycee Dugard

Since Jaycee Dugard walked into a government office last month to identify herself as the victim of an 18-year ordeal, media coverage of the story has been intense and worldwide. Hundreds of reporters have rushed to the California town where Jaycee, now 29, was held captive after being kidnapped at age 11.

The interest is understandable. The length of Jaycee’s captivity, the fact that she has two daughters by Phillip Garrido, the man who allegedly abused her; the involvement of Garrido’s wife, Nancy, in the horrifying kidnapping – all these elements are unprecedented in the history of American crime.

Look up the story on the Google news index on any given day, and you’ll see more than 6,000 articles, video clips and photo slideshows. It’s to the credit of the Dugard family and the authorities that they have managed to keep Jaycee and her 11- and 15-year-old daughters, Starlite and Angel, out of the spotlight themselves. There have been no pictures and no interviews.


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0 thoughts on “Jaycee and the Media: Should She Be Interviewed?

  1. hope_xo says:

    Poor girl,
    She’s definitely not ready for this.

  2. swtchks00 says:

    Yeah I agree I don’t think she’s ready

  3. busybee says:

    While I’m not she’s ready, i would so love to see and hear from her personally!

  4. jewellj says:

    I really hope that these women are never interviewed. We have no right to intrude on their lives. They have been through more than any of us can imagine. They deserve to be left alone and given the ability to try and have a normal life now.

  5. phantomspots says:

    Not for a long, long time, if ever. She needs comprehensive counseling to deal with the abduction, abuse and Stockholm syndrome. So do her children. That is their *father*, can you imagine how horrific it must be to cope with the kind of man he is? The manipulation and brainwashing? There is no feasible way Jaycee or her children are ready for public exposure. They need privacy to reorganize their hearts, minds and lives.

  6. Cossette729 says:

    They definitely should not be interviewed. The don’t need that kind of pressure. However, I would love it if Jaycee would someday write a book about her experiences.

  7. fyrfly says:

    I think that in time, when Jaycee feels she is ready to talk, the financial gain would greatly benefit her and her daughters for a long time to come. I also think that when she’s ready and does talk, it will break the ice for her and she will be able to walk down the street without feeling that people are wondering what happened to her. They will look at her and smile in compassion and that they are glad she’s free at last.

  8. blondeelicious says:

    I agree with those that say that when she’s ready and IF she wants to, then yes, a lot of people including myself want to hear from her what such an experience was like. But if she’s fragile at all, I don’t see how being in the media will help. I also agree that I would be interested in reading a book about her experience.

  9. Okwahumom says:

    I don’t agree with interviewing her just yet. I think they all need time to heal and get to know their true family.

  10. ghostlysun says:

    I think we should all just leave her alone and let her live her life. She’s been through enough.

  11. happiday says:

    “I think we should all just leave her alone and let her live her life. She’s been through enough.” Amen. I’m just glad to hear she was found alive. Our society is much too voyeuristic. Give them privacy and let them heal.

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