Hannah Anderson: 'I Consider Myself a Survivor'

Teen kidnap victim spoke to NBC amid claims her alleged captor was her father.
2:42 | 08/22/13

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hannah anderson, speaking for the first time about her kidnapping ordeal. Saying, she wants to set the record straight about her relationship with her kidnapper. And abc's ryan owens has the latest. The phone calls weren't phone calls. They were texts because he was picking me up from cheer camp. And he didn't know the address or like where I was. So, I had to tell him the address. And tell him that I was going to be in the gym and not in front of the school, just so he knew where to come get me. In the letters, were from like a year ago when me and my mom weren't getting along well. We were talk about how I could deal with it. And I told him how I felt about it. They weren't anything bad. They were just to help me through tough times. Reporter: Hannah anderson has appeared publicly at two fund-raisers since her kidnapping. But this is the first time she's spoken out about her ordeal. The 16-year-old sat down with date line nbc's dennis murphy. 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. Reporter: This morning, the young survivor is having to deal with some consider even more bizarre allegations, from the sister of her kidnapper, james DiMAGGIO. He viewed both of those children as if they were his own. Reporter: That's what laura DiMAGGIO TOLD US IN AN EXCLUSIVE Interview when her brother was on the run. Now, she's going a whole lot further. Telling other media outlets, she thinks her dead brother could be hannah's father. He took care of them as if they were his own. Reporter: Laura dimaggio says she may want to test hannah's dna to prove it. She claims her brother may have fathered hannah's 8-year-old brother, ethan, who police say he killed along with hannah's mother, before rigging his house to catch fire with their bodies inned. DiMAGGIO LEFT MONEY TO HANNAH'S Paternal grandmother. As for my daughter, the healing process will be slow. Reporter: Brett anderson insists he's hannah's real dad. While he was best friends with the man who kidnapped his daughter, a family spokesperson says he nor hannah's mom met james DiMaggio, until she was six months pregnant with hannah. Also, they point out brett anderson's dna was used to identify the remains of his son, ethan. For "good morning america," ryan owens, abc news, los angeles.

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