Hannah Anderson speaks: ‘Mom raised me to be strong’
SAN DIEGO — In her first television interview since she was freed following an alleged kidnapping this month, Hannah Anderson described herself as a survivor, and thanked those who have supported her.
“In the beginning I was a victim, but now knowing everyone out there is helping me, I consider myself a survivor instead,” she told NBC News. “My mom raised me to be strong.”
The full interview is set to air Thursday morning on the network’s “Today” show.
James DiMaggio allegedly kidnapped Hannah on August 4. Police later found the bodies of her mother and brother at DiMaggio’s burned home, about an hour east of San Diego.
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