MARTINEZ, Calif., June 17 (UPI) -- California kidnapping victim Jaycee Dugard says she has no interest in a relationship with her biological father.
In a statement released through a spokeswoman Wednesday, Dugard suggested Kenneth Slayton only wants to cash in on her fame, the Contra Costa Times reported. Dugard was allegedly held for 18 years as a sex slave by Philip Garrido, with help from his wife, Nancy.
The statement said Slayton showed no paternal feelings when Dugard's mother, Terry Probyn, told him she was pregnant, when their daughter was born or when she was kidnapped at the age of 11 in South Lake Tahoe.
"Terry Probyn has never denied that Kenneth Slayton was the father. Rather, it was Mr. Slayton who showed no interest for the first 29 years of his daughter's life," the statement said. "It is now Jaycee Dugard's turn to express her feelings, and she has no interest. She does not wish to see Mr. Slayton or his family at this time."
Dugard and the two daughters she had with Garrido are now living quietly outside San Francisco.