Jaycee Dugard, her mother and her two daughters bake cookies, ride horses, celebrate the holidays and make a plea for privacy in a series of new home videos ABC has obtained, and RadarOnline.com has the first preview clip.
“Hi I’m Jaycee,” Dugard, clad in a black shirt, jeans and a baseball cap, says in the video, aired on Friday’s Good Morning America. In an extended version to be shown Friday night on 20/20, she adds: “I want to thank you for your support and I’m doing well. It’s been a long haul, but I’m getting there.”
The 29-year-old Dugard, who is living with her family at an unidentified location on the West Coast, said she gave the tape to ABC to ask for her privacy and eliminate the constant media presence lurking since she was reunited with her family — an issue Jaycee’s mother, Terry Probyn, tackles head on during her face time on the video.
“I’m Terry Probyn and on behalf of my daughters Jaycee and Shayna — and my two awesome granddaughters — we want to thank you for the love and support that you’ve given us these past few months,” she said. “It is my desire to share our miracle with the world, but it has to be done on our terms.
“Please give us the time to heal as a family, without the prying eyes of the photographers and the press,” Probyn said. “We released this video so that you can see that we’re happy and well and when we have more to share we will. As a mother I am pleading for our privacy in this very public story.”
Jaycee was allegedly snatched at age 11 by Phillip Garrido and his wife Nancy as she waited at a bus stop in South Lake Tahoe, California in 1991. The alleged sexual abuse by Garrido began almost immediately, and she subsequently gave birth to her daughters in the backyard prison.
Phillip Garrido is in custody on suspicion of various kidnapping and sex charges, and Nancy Garrido is also in custody on kidnapping charges; both have pleaded not guilty on all charges.
More of the home video will air on ABC’s 20/20, starting Friday at 10/9c.