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Jaycee Dugard 'Liked' Room But Says Assuming It's Just Like Her Ordeal Is 'Totally False'

Originally posted 07/08/2016 03:45PM

Seven years after she was liberated, kidnapping survivor Jaycee Dugard is reveling in her freedom – and open to finding love. Subscribe now for the exclusive interview and excerpt from her new memoir, only in PEOPLE.

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Jaycee Dugard on Phillip Garrido's Eligibility for Parole: 'He Belongs in Prison Where He Cannot Hurt Anyone Else'

Originally posted 07/07/2016 10:15AM

t's been seven years since Jaycee Dugard was freed from the clutches of convicted sex offender Phillip Garrido and his wife, Nancy, who kidnapped Dugard, then 11, on her way to school in 1991.

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Jaycee Dugard's Captivity Nightmare: Being 'Dressed Up' by Her Kidnapper

Originally posted 07/06/2016 01:15PM

Seven years after she was liberated, kidnapping survivor Jaycee Dugard is reveling in her freedom – and open to finding love. Subscribe now for the exclusive interview and excerpt from her new memoir, only in PEOPLE.

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Jaycee Dugard on Finding Love One Day: 'I Have Never Even Been on a Date!'

Originally posted 07/06/2016 08:05AM

Seven years after she was liberated, kidnapping survivor Jaycee Dugard is reveling in her freedom – and open to finding love. Subscribe now for the exclusive interview and excerpt from her new memoir, only in PEOPLE.

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Jaycee Dugard on Motherhood, Rebuilding Her Life and Her Dreams for the Future

Originally posted 07/05/2016 10:45AM

Seven years after she was liberated, kidnapping survivor Jaycee Dugard is reveling in her freedom – and open to finding love. Subscribe now for the exclusive interview and excerpt from her new memoir, only in PEOPLE.

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Jaycee Dugard Tells PEOPLE: 'I've Been Through the Worst Kind of Hell Already – and Survived' 7 Years After Being Freed

Originally posted 06/30/2016 06:00PM

[CUSTOM_PLAYER_BRIGHTCOVE "5012756326001"] It's been seven years since kidnapping victim Jaycee Dugard was freed after enduring 18 years in captivity. Since then the 36-year-old has been living a life of firsts – from her first time behind the wheel, to her first taste of champagne, to her first thoughts of one day finding love.

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Get a First Look at Kidnapping Victim Jaycee Dugard's New Memoir Freedom: My Book of Firsts

Kidnapping Victim Jaycee Dugard's New Memoir Freedom: My Book of Firsts Revealed

Originally posted 04/06/2016 09:05AM

Jaycee Dugard is finally ready to leave her painful past behind her.

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Jaycee Lee Dugard Announces New Memoir Freedom: My Book of Firsts About Life After Captivity

Jaycee Lee Dugard Announces New Memoir Freedom: My Book of Firsts About Life After Captivity

Originally posted 03/01/2016 12:55PM

Jaycee Lee Dugard has been free for just six years after spending nearly two decades in captivity.

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Jaycee Dugard on Women Rescued in Ohio: Give Them Time to Heal

UpdatePosted 05/07/2013 12:00PM

Jaycee Dugard on Women Rescued in Ohio: Give Them Time to Heal

Originally posted 05/07/2013 10:30AM

Few people could understand what the three women rescued this week from apparent captivity in Cleveland must have gone through better than Jaycee Dugard.

Abducted herself in 1991 at age 11 and held captive for 18 years, Dugard is cautioning the public to give these women time and space to begin healing. At the same time, she adds, the women's survival shows the power of human resolve.

"These individuals need the opportunity to heal and connect back into the world. This isn't who they are. It is only what happened to them," Dugard tells PEOPLE in a statement.

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Jaycee Dugard Cherishes 'Being Free To Do What I Want'

Jaycee Dugard Opens Up About 'Being Free To Do What I Want'

Originally posted 03/13/2012 01:00PM

These days, Jaycee Dugard rides horses. Working with the animals is therapeutic, even confidence-boosting, she says.

"You have to be very sure of yourself when you're riding," she tells ABC News's Diane Sawyer in an interview airing Tuesday (6:30 p.m. ET). "You don't want to have any doubts in your mind because they'll sense that."

It's a motto that seems to have a deeper meaning for Dugard, who was kidnapped in 1991 when she was 11 years old and held captive for 18 years by Phillip and Nancy Garrido.

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