Kidnap victim Hannah Anderson is opening up about what went on during her captivity at the hands of family friend James DiMaggio.
The teen says she was forced to play Russian roulette and had her hands bound by handcuffs while held by DiMaggio.
During an interview with NBC’s TODAY Show, Anderson gives more details about her ordeal, “He handcuffed me and zip-tied my feet and then sat me down on the couch and told me what his plan was.”
Hannah Anderson says the plan was for her to help him carry his backpacks in Idaho, where the man had taken her and where an FBI team eventually caught up to them and killed DiMaggio.
The girl, who posted a photo of her and a friend in New York City, said the former trusted friend forced her to play Russian roulette.
“And when it was my turn, I started crying and, like, was freaking out. And he said, ‘Do you want to play?’ and I said, ‘No.’ And I started crying and then he’s like, ‘OK’ and he stopped.”
Hannah Anderson was also told by DiMaggio that her mother and brother were still at home, when in actuality DiMaggio had killed them both when he set their house on fire before fleeing San Diego, where the kidnapping took place.
The 16-year-old didn’t find out until after she was at home, reunited with her father, that her mother and little brother were dead. During the Tuesday interview, which would have seen her brother Ethan’s 9th birthday, Anderson said she feels “shocked, sick, and angry.”
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) October 8, 2013
Hannah Anderson not only had to suffer the death of two of the people closest to her, but the betrayal of a man that was so close to her family, they dubbed him “Uncle Jim.”