Paparazzi Are Peddling Jaycee Dugard Photos
The pictures were taken without her permission.
Ever since Jaycee Dugard surfaced last August after an unbelievable 18-year-long kidnapping ordeal, the young California woman has begged for privacy. Her mother also begged the media to leave her daughter alone, saying, “I am begging for privacy in this very public story.”
But now, unauthorized pictures have been taken of Jaycee and are being peddled to various publications, according to Radaronline.com. The pictures were taken in public, the website said, but without Jaycee either knowing or agreeing to the photography.
In an effort to control the worldwide media coverage following Jaycee’s rescue from the home of her kidnapper, Phillip Garrido, the Dugard family allowed very limited publicity, including a photo of Jaycee as she is today published in People magazine and a home video.
The photographer who is trying to sell the photos hopes to profit “well into six figures,” RadarOnline said.
But the scheme could backfire: Any publication that circulates the pictures will probably find itself the target of a lot of criticism.
Garrido and his wife Nancy are being held on kidnapping and sexual assault charges. (RadarOnline)