Friday, Kenneth Slayton said that he wants to have a relationship with his biological daughter, Jaycee Dugard and that he is upset that she wants nothing to do with him; Slayton called a press conference with his celebrity attorney Gloria Allred. See the video below for Kenneth Slayton’s statement.
Wednesday, Jaycee Dugard released a statement saying that she has no interest in creating a relationship with Kenneth Slayton; Dugard, 30, was found alive last year after being kidnapped and estranged from her family for 18 years.
Dugard’s spokeswoman Nancy Seltzer made the statement that she doesn’t want to see Kenneth Slayton or his family, but reserves the right to change her mind at a later date.
Slayton came forward several weeks after Dugard’s reappearance that shocked the nation, and announced he was her biological father and that he wanted her tested so that he could establish paternity.
Dugard’s mother, Terry Probyn said that Slayton never showed any interest in Jaycee until after she received national recognition.
“At no point did Mr. Slayton offer any assistance beyond what was requested of him while Jaycee was missing,” the statement said. “It is now Jaycee Dugard’s turn to express her feelings and she has no interest.”
Probyn has said that Slayton was completely aware of Jaycee when she was pregnant with her, but Slayton claims that he wasn’t aware of Jaycee until after her kidnapping when he became a suspect.
Jaycee Dugard has lived her life very privately with her family since she reappeared in their lives.
To see a complete history of Jaycee Dugard’s case, with video and photos, click here.
To see a video of Jaycee that her family released several months ago, click here.
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Sources: Associated Press and CNN
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