Kidnap victim Jaycee Lee Dugard and her family are lashing out at a film director who is planning on making a movie about her ordeal.
Shane Ryan, a horror director whose credits include such noteworthy titles as Amateur Porn Star Killer and Romance Road Killers, plans to start shooting next month on Dugard's story. He's calling this one Abducted Girl, An American Sex Slave.
According to a report in the New York Daily News, the film will focus on the relationship between Dugard and her accused captor, Phillip Garrido. Dugard was held in a ramshackle compound in a backyard in California for 18 years, after being snatched off of a street when she was 11-years-old. She was rescued in August. Garrido is charged with repeatedly raping her, and fathering her two children.
"We want to capture how sad this story is, but also how interesting," Ryan told a Sacramento TV station. "We're trying to figure out a way to do that so it's not exploitative."
But through a spokeswoman, Dugard and her family said any film about her ordeal is exploitive.
"There is only one true and factual story to be told," said Nancy Seltzer, according to etonline.com. "If and when Jaycee and her family think it is appropriate, their story will be told by them, in a forum of their choosing with the respect and thoughtfulness they so deserve. Anyone else speculating about the details of such a personal hurt, for financial gain, is exploitive, hurtful and breathtakingly unkind."