Diane Sawyer Live-Tweets Her Interview Of Jaycee Dugard
Diane Sawyer is new to the Twitterverse, quite new. Her first tweet came on Friday and over the weekend she has amassed 44 tweets. Sawyer didn’t choose to ease into the service, but rather jump right in with a live-tweeting session.
ABC aired her two-hour interview of Jaycee Dugard, last night, the now 31-year-old woman, who was kidnapped when she was just 11-years-old. She was taken near her home in South Lake Tahoe, California in 1991 and held captive by convicted rapist Phillip Garrido and his complicit wife Nancy.
Jaycee Dugard was discovered in 2009 after Garrido suspiciously emerged with Jaycee and the two girls that he had fathered with her over the course of her abduction. Authorities became suspicious when the two girls referred to him as 'daddy' at the parole hearing, as they were under the impression that he had no children.
After hours of questioning with Jaycee Dugard, who was identified as 'Alyssa' by Phillip Garrido, the truth came out and Garrido and his wife were arrested. Convicted of kidnapping, false imprisonment and rape, Garrido was sentenced to 431 years in prison and his wife 36 years to life.
The whole ordeal enthralled the nation, and last night Diane Sawyer sat down for the much anticipated special with Dugard.
ABC News Anchor Diane Sawyer announced on Friday in her first tweet that, she would be live-tweeting the special.