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“WOW ABC ! You all did a great job on this story. Impressive. Powerful! Blessings to Jaycee her girls and Mom!” she wrote on Twitter the day after it aired.
“Omg if the officers had only gone to the backyard. Jaycee Dugard is a survivor and a hero,” she added. “Diane Sawyer’s intv. With Jaycee Dugard, must see t.v. Stunning! How she survived 18 yrs of captivity,sexual abuse.”
“Failure after failure, neglect in the Jaycee Dugard case sickening. This ought to be a wake up call for the parole system,” she added. “The neighbor complains about seeing children in the yard, the deputy comes and does not check the backyard. Crazy!”
Winfrey also touted Dugard’s memoir, A Stolen Life, which is released Tuesday and has already shot to the top of Amazon’s bestseller list with pre-orders.
“Don’t we love Jaycee’s resilience She is remarkable. Much to teach us all. Have pre-ordered the book,” Tweets Winfrey. The New York Times has calculated that a book being mentioned by Winfrey or added to her book club selection could equal a million extra copies sold.
Winfrey isn’t the only notable name who Tweeted about the Dugard interview, which attracted nearly 15 million viewers, making it TV’s most-watched summer newsmagazine telecast in seven years.
“I’m watching this Diane Sawyer interview with Jaycee Lee Dugard…this is so so sad. Such a shocking story!” wrote Kim Kardashian.
“jaycee dugard is an amazing human being and diane sawyer is an amazingly empathetic interviewer of great skill” added Roseanne Barr.
“Watched Jaycee Duggard’s interview. Amazing how together she is after all she’s been thru. Amazing woman,” Tweeted Real Housewife Kyle Richards.
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