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Hannah Anderson's Full Interview on TODAY | Video

Hannah Anderson Speaks Out About Her Kidnapping in Detail For the First Time

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Hannah Anderson, the teenage girl who was kidnapped by a family friend this Summer, spoke out about her ordeal on Today this morning in her first in-depth interview since being rescued. Sitting with her dad, Hannah discussed her relationship with her kidnapper, James DiMaggio, whom she described as "like family" but started getting weirded out about him when he got jealous that she was hanging out with a male schoolmate and admitted to having a crush on her. She also describes how James forced her to play Russian Roulette before they made their trek to Idaho, and how he had initially told her that he just wanted her to help carry his backpack into the wilderness.

Hannah also said that she is finally speaking out about her kidnapping because critics had been questioning her relationship with James and her role in the abduction. She also explained that she was handcuffed, had her legs zip-tied together, and was drugged with Ambien until she arrived in Idaho. Watch the full interview above.

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Pat14953489 Pat14953489 2 years
I read a lot of negative posts about this young woman and it made me sick to my stomach. She survived - Thank God due to those horseback riders. I just can't understand why people can't read something without being negativie. Are we in the good old USA on our way to hell. Her mom and brother were killed. People said she was having an affair with her abductor. She was upset over her mom and dad splitting up and needed an adult to talk to and the family were all close including the father who sat like a log during the interview. I hope she goes and lives with her grandmother instead of him. I think just watching him I would have left after my second child was born, but I don't know him, but not much emotion. He only once patted her back when she was crying during the interview - a hug would have helped her. Oh, well, guess some people are not able to show how they feel, which is also sad to me. I hope he realizes what a brave daughter he has and chooses his friends more carefully in the future - he knew this guy and was a friend and still a friend after 16 years. Hannah, I wish the best for you in the future in whatever you choose to do whether it is becoming a cheer leader in High School or going on to college. You seem like an intelligent young woman and will go on to do great things. And, someday, when you are way over the hill, you will be reunited with your mom and brother.
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