Hannah Anderson's First TV Interview Gives Innocent Explanation for Those Letters & Calls to James DiMaggio

Hannah AndersonHannah Anderson has come out to talk about her ordeal two weeks ago at the hands of her "Uncle Jimmy." Long-time family friend James DiMaggio killed her mother Christina, bludgeoning her to death, and also murdered her 8-year-old brother Ethan before setting his home on fire. Even so, many in Internet chat rooms and the comments sections of news stories have been suggesting that perhaps Hannah Anderson was less a "victim" and more an accomplice.

This is especially galling given the police have in no way suggested or even speculated on this. But now Anderson has broken her television silence in an interview with Today that aired this morning at 7 a.m. During the short interview (more will air tomorrow night on Dateline), Hannah explained the 13 phone calls that she had with DiMaggio the day of her kidnapping and also the letters found in his house that were from her. See below: 

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There is no doubt, after hearing her talk, that this is a 16-year-old girl. Her grief for her mother and brother was palpable and it's kind of heartbreaking that she had to go on record this way. But she did. As she explained it, the letters were from a time in her life when she wasn't getting along with her mother. Like any 15-year-old girl would, she was reaching out for guidance and it was DiMaggio to whom she reached.

The "phone calls" were a series of text messages explaining where he could meet her after cheerleader practice. Apparently she was moving around a lot and wanted DiMaggio to be aware of where she would be so he could pick her up. Pretty innocent, right? She also said:

In the beginning I was a victim, but now knowing everyone out there is helping me I consider myself a survivor instead. My mom raised me to be strong.

Outside of the interview, Hannah's father dismissed claims that DiMaggio's family made, questioning Hannah and Ethan's paternity. Brett Anderson called the request "disgusting," and also explained that he and his wife didn't know DiMaggio until she was six months pregnant with Hannah. Additionally, it was Brett Anderson's DNA that helped confirm the remains of 8-year-old Ethan.

More will come, to be sure. But for now, hopefully this will stop some of the uglier rumors and speculation.

Does this interview make you see Hannah differently?

 

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Cooks... Cookster792

I believe there are still missing pieces. Something didn't seem right from the beginning.

TheTr... TheTruthspeaker

Hannahthewhore crying crocky tears. boo hoo.

TheTr... TheTruthspeaker

Notice how she averts her eyes to the left and right while speaking? those are clear body language sings of lying.

Sarah... SarahHall58

Or being 16 and nervous on TV.

nonmember avatar Kristi

Not buyin' it.

nonmember avatar Sara

She is lying and has plenty to hide. I would be more vocal if she were an adult, but it is people like this that make us not care when someone goes missing.

It has gotten to the point that I wonder how long before we find out we are all being scammed when these things happen.

So often we find the "victim" is anything but. The hoardes of sheeple rally behind them only to be made fools of later.

Melissa McHugh

NO IT DOES NOT SOMETHING IS NOT ADDING UP HERE AND NOW THE VERY PERSON SHE CONSIDERED TO CREEP HER OUT AS SHE STATED IN PREVIOUS STATEMENTS SHE IS FOUND TO BE COMMUNICATING WITH ABOUT HOW SHE DIDN'T GET ALONG WITH HER MOTHER? NOPE SORRY SOMETHING IS VERY OFF WITH THIS HOLE SITUATION. DO NOT THINK FOR ONE MOMENT JUST BECAUSE SHE IS YOUNG DOESN'T MEAN SHE WASN'T CAPABLE.

wyatt... wyattsmom2009

And you all know this for a fact because why?? You were there for everything?? Or do you know them all personally?

nonmember avatar K Pranger

I don't trust her

Tangie Moreland

I'm thinking she used and manipulated this man for personal gain and when her mother and brother became the problem, she had him kill them, if she didn't do it herself and just used him to cover it up. Remember he leaves her grandmother money from his life insurance policy because he didn't trust her mother. So why does he not trust them? Hannah, she made it all happen. She appears more saddened now that her story is unraveling more so than she did when she "learned" her mother and brother were dead. Let's not forget what she said when those people spotted them at the camping site.

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