‘20/20’ FEATURES INTERVIEW WITH ABBY HERNANDEZ,ABDUCTED AT AGE 14 IN NEW HAMPSHIRE
After Years of Silence, Abby Opens Up About Her Nine Months in Captivity,
How She Survived and Life Now
‘20/20’ Airs on the West Coast, Sunday, Aug. 2 (10:00 – 11:00 p.m. PDT), on ABC
In October 2013, 14-year-old Abby Hernandez disappeared on her way home from school without a trace. Nine months later, the New Hampshire teen returned home with a harrowing story of kidnapping, captivity and unspeakable abuse. Mostly silent for nearly five years since she disappeared, Abby tells her story to ABC News correspondent Deborah Roberts. She opens up about the difficult details of her abduction including being held for months in captivity by Nathaniel Kibby, who forced her to wear a shock collar and kept her prisoner inside a shipping container; and the psychological strategies she had to deploy in order to stay alive, including bonding with Kibby. Abby discusses her life now and how it has changed since her captivity. “20/20” airs only on the West Coast Sunday, Aug. 2 (10:00 – 11:00 p.m. PDT), on ABC. (Rebroadcast. ABC OAD: 9/7/18)
“20/20” is anchored by David Muir and Amy Robach. David Sloan is senior executive producer.
ABC News Media Relations