Jaila Gladden, A College Student, Who Escaped Kidnapper Recounts Her Ordeal | Megyn Kelly TODAY


[ APPLAUSE ]>>>WELCOME BACK, EVERYBODY. YOU’RE GOING TO WANT TO GIVE YOUR FULL ATTENTION TO OUR NEXT STORY BECAUSE IT MAY HELP SAVE YOUR LIFE. JA JALA GLADDEN WAS TAKING A LATE NIGHT TRIP TO THE SUPERMARKET. AS SHE EXITED THE STORE AND OPENED THE CAR DOOR, THE UNTHINKABLE HAPPENED. HERE’S JALA IN HER OWN WORDS.>>AS I WAS LEAVING KROGER, THERE WAS A RED BOX ON MY LEFT SIDE. AND I GUESS THAT’S WHERE HE WAS STANDING. HE ASKED ME FOR A LIGHTER. I TOLD HIM NO AND KEPT WALKING TO MY CAR. I HAD MY GROCERIES IN MY HAND. I WENT TO GO UNLOCK MY DOOR AND FELT THE KNIFE IN MY ABDOMEN. I WAS IN COMPLETE SHOCK. I DIDN’T KNOW WHAT TO DO. HE MADE ME CLIMB OVER TO MY PASSENGER SIDE THROUGH MY DRIVER’S SIDE. I STILL HAD GROCERIES IN MY HAND AT THIS TIME. AND BY THE TIME I WAS ABLE TO SIT DOWN, HE ALREADY WAS POINTING THE KNIFE AT ME, TELLING ME NOT TO TRY ANY FUNNY BUSINESS. HE TOOK MY KEYS AND MY PHONE. IT WAS A LONG, SILENT DRIVE FOR THE MOST PART. HE PULLED INTO A PARKING LOT ACROSS FROM WHERE A CHURCH WAS. HE PARKED IN THE BACK CORNER AND TOLD ME TO TAKE MY CLOTHES OFF.>>JALA GLADDEN SURVIVED HER HORRIFIC ORDEAL AND IS WITH US TODAY TO TELL US HOW SHE GOT AWAY IN HER FIRST LIVE TELEVISION INTERVIEW. I KNOW THIS IS STILL RAW. THIS JUST HAPPENED IN SEPTEMBER. LET’S JUST START BEFORE HE GOT YOU INTO THE CAR. I MEAN, YOU LOOK AT THAT TAPE. WHAT TIME OF DAY WAS THAT?>>IT WAS ROUGHLY BETWEEN 10:00 AND 11:00.>>AT NIGHT?>>YES, MA’AM.>>DID YOU HAVE ANY GROCERIES WHEN YOU CAME OUT OF THE STORE?>>YES, MA’AM. I HAD THREE OR FOUR BAGS AT THE TIME.>>WAS ANYBODY AROUND?>>NO. BUT MY CAR WAS PARKED RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE DOOR. I FELT LIKE I WAS OKAY.>>YOU SAW HIM STANDING THERE. DID YOU GET THE SPIDEY SENSE, LIKE, DANGER?>>NO. I REALLY THOUGHT AFTER HE ASKED ME FOR A LIGHTER AND I SAID NO, THAT WAS GOING TO BE THE END OF IT, HONESTLY.>>AS YOU WALKED TO YOUR CAR, WE HAVE SURVEILLANCE OF THE MOMENT. IT LOOKS LIKE DAYLIGHT BECAUSE OF THE LIGHTING. IT WAS 10:00 AT NIGHT OR SO. DID YOU FEEL HIM COME AFTER YOU AS HE WAS WALKING OVER?>>NO. AND SURPRISINGLY ENOUGH, I USUALLY DO FEEL THINGS LIKE THAT. BUT THAT NIGHT, NO, MA’AM.>>HE GOT YOU INTO THE CAR AND INTO THE PASSENGER SEAT BY SHOWING YOU A KNIFE.>>ANYMORE. YES, MA’AM.>>DO YOU THINK, DO I RUN? DO I SCREAM?>>I WAS IN SHOCK. I DIDN’T KNOW WHAT I WAS FEELING AT THE TIME. I DON’T KNOW IF I WASN’T THINKING. I DIDN’T KNOW WHAT TO DO, AT ALL.>>HE GETS YOU TO A PARKING LOT AND WHAT HAPPENED?>>HE TOLD ME TO TAKE MY CLOTHES OFF. I TRIED TO PLEAD WITH HIM. HE TOLD ME, THERE’S NO PURPOSE OF CRYING AND THAT KIND OF STUCK WITH ME THE WHOLE WAY OUT. THERE WASN’T ANY PURPOSE OF CRYING. IT WASN’T GOING TO BENEFIT MY SITUATION AT ALL. SO, I MADE IT MY DUTY TO GET OUT.>>AND HE RAPED YOU?>>YES, MA’AM.>>YOU DESCRIBED HIS EYES BEFORE THE SHOW AS HE LOOKED DEAD INSIDE. WAS THERE ANYTHING THERE TO CONNECT TO?>>NOTHING AT ALL. NOTHING. IT WAS A BLANK, TERRIBLE, EMPTY STARE.>>AFTER THE RAPE WAS DONE, HOW DID YOU GET YOUR CELL PHONE? THAT BECOMES VERY IMPORTANT IN THIS STORY.>>HE NEEDED TO GO TO — HE WANTED TO ROB A GAS STATION. I TOLD HIM I COULDN’T GET HIM WHERE HE NEEDED TO BE UNLESS I HAD MY PHONE. SO, IT WAS KIND OF AN ULTIMATUM OF FIGURE OUT WHERE YOU’RE GOING AND GIVE ME MY PHONE OR WANDER AIMLESSLY.>>SHE STARTED TO BECOME HER OWN ADVOCATE TO TRY TO GAIN HIS TRUST. I’LL HELP YOU GET TO THE NEXT LOCATION. LET ME HELP YOU. LET ME HELP YOU. DID YOU BELIEVE AT THAT MOMENT WHEN YOU WERE NEGOTIATING WITH HIM, WHAT DID YOU BELIEVE HIS PLANS WERE FOR YOU?>>I BELIEVE HIS PLANS WERE TO TAKE ME TO MICHIGAN AFTER HE ROBBED WHATEVER STORE HE WAS GOING TO ROB.>>AND KEEP YOU? DID YOU THINK HE WANTED YOU TO STAY WITH HIM? OR THAT –>>YEAH. HE TOLD ME WE WERE GOING TO MAKE THAT 11-HOUR TRIP UP TO MICHIGAN, THE TWO OF US.>>SO, ARE YOU SITTING IN THE PASSENGER SEAT AT THIS POINT?>>YES, MA’AM.>>AND YOU TAKE OUT YOUR PHONE. AND SHE DOES SOMETHING CRITICAL THAT I DIDN’T EVEN KNOW A CELL PHONE CAN DO. TELL THE AUDIENCE WHAT IT WAS.>>I TURNED MY LOCATION WAS AND SENT IT TO MY BOYFRIEND SO HE COULD SEE IF I WAS MOVING OR NOT.>>HOW — WHEN I LOOK AT MY iPHONE, THERE’S A LITTLE “I” BUTTON AT THE TOP OF IT. YOU SEE THE LITTLE “I” POPS UP WHEN YOU SAY TEXT DOUG OR WHATEVER. AND IT SAYS, SEND LOCATION? YOU CLICK YES TO THAT.>>I PRESSED SHARE INDEFINITELY SO THEY HAVE AN HOUR OPTION, END OF A DAY OPTION AND THEY HAVE INDEFINITELY. THAT’S WHAT I CHOSE. THEN YOU TEXTED WITH HIM, WITH YOUR BOYFRIEND, WHO WAS COMPLETELY ASLEEP. YOU SENT AN URGENT MESSAGE. IT’S CHILLING. YOU CAN LOOK AT IT. SHE TEXTED IT TO HIM, KIDNAPPED. KIDNAPPED. YOU SEE THAT? HE WRITES STOP PLAYING. AND THEN, HE WRITES, I’M HEADED TO THE POLICE STATION. AND SHE SAID, GOD.>>YOU’RE IN ATLANTA, BABY. DID YOU GET THE LOCATION? DID YOU GIVE THE LOCATION TO ANYBODY ELSE? IT GOES ON TO, YOU TELL HIM EXPLICITLY, HERE IT IS, I’M SCARED. KNIFE. DON’T CALL 911. WHY DON’T CALL 911?>>I WAS SCARED IF HE SAW BLUE LIGHTS I WOULD BE HELD AS A HOSTAGE.>>AND YOU CAN SAY RIGHT THERE, I DON’T WANT HIM TO KILL ME. ANYBODY WOULD BE FEARFUL OF IN YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES. WHAT HAPPENED AFTER THAT, YOU’LL HEAR AFTER THE BREAK WHEN WE HAVE MORE WITH JALA. She’s nationally recognized for her compassion and care. He spent decades fighting to give families a second chance. But to help others, they first had to protect themselves. I have AFib. Even for a nurse, it’s complicated… and it puts me at higher risk of stroke. That would be devastating. I had to learn all I could to help protect myself. Once I got the facts, my doctor and I chose XARELTO�. XARELTO�… to help keep me protected. Once-daily XARELTO�, a latest-generation blood thinner… …significantly lowers the risk of stroke in people with AFib not caused by a heart valve problem. It has similar effectiveness to Warfarin. XARELTO� works differently. 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87 Replies to “Jaila Gladden, A College Student, Who Escaped Kidnapper Recounts Her Ordeal | Megyn Kelly TODAY”

  1. It’s crazy how she keeps saying words that is raw and really just like salt to a wound every time she says them to her. Megyns way of describingn the situation is real, but she could use the “uncomfortable” words less….

  2. G-d bless Jaila and her boyfriend Tamir! sharing this will save people. what a beautiful smile Jaila has too glad she is still with us!

  3. Thank Precious God Father of Precious Jesus Christ, Thank Precious Jesus Christ, and Thank The Precious Holy Spirit.

  4. This gave me chills it’s so crazy how this can happen in moments we least expect. On a drive back from TX to my duty station in NC I stopped to sleep at a motel and I was alone at 2 am there’s wasn’t a person in that parking lot.. a man followed me up stairs and stood behind me as I was opening my room door and started asking if I was alone.. anything could of happened.. but I thank God for looking over me that night.. I didn’t feel safe so I called 911 so they could escort me to another hotel. Ladies always carry pepper spray or something to defend yourself with and definitely have your location shared with someone as she said… it can happen to any of us.

  5. Totally off topic but my name is jayla. Just weired hearing my name ina vid but this girl us so strong i wanna be friends with her

  6. They should create a app on main menu lock screen n all to alert location n danger. Like one you can press and itd go police alerting that you are in such location and have a quick choice buttons of what's the danger. This would help women so much n kids of this happens to them

  7. Megn Kelly is disgusting………"look we have surveillance this is surveillance video of the moment." let's show the victim the moment she was abducted….wow

  8. Everyone go download life360 app. It will automatically share your location with family and friends if the have the app as well. Keep your location on and keep your phone charged.

  9. Just started watching this and, why tf would she say spidey sense?! I can already tell how the rest of this video is gonna go

  10. Praise God that she was on point to free herself from that psycho! Props to her boyfriend for doing the right thing…under all of the pressure. We ALL have to be more aware of our surroundings. She did something that many of us women do – go to the store at any time of the night. We should not have to be afraid that we may never come home. Thank you for sharing your story.

  11. my husband would be the same way. my mom would let me die. not intentionally. she’ll ask me too many questions before acting

  12. Megyn Kelly is the worst interviewer she always had been. She act like she don't understand what's going on. One reason get show is over besides that funky comment she said about Santa

  13. What a horrible interview! Kelly uses the R word like it’s no big deal and completely ignored HOW she was even saved. Wtf. Poor girl.. 🙁

  14. I completely agree with all the people commenting, the interview was so inconsiderate of Jaila. Hats off to jaila she's a Queen for handling not only the kidnapping but this horrible interview the way she did.

  15. Also, idk man I always though having their man stick removed would be a better and more suitable punishment than life in prison.

    Just me?

  16. Ho eatly she is a queen being able to.survive that i hella look up to her. She a role model 4 all girls around the worls3

  17. I have to say that my mom used to always say don't be out too late, she would always say "times aren't the same." Young women and men: PLEASE take heed. Wait until the next day or take someone with you! Don't live in fear, but be wise!! God IS a protector!!!! I pray that the offender would get his life together and while he's sitting in jail he gets help. Bless this young lady and her boyfriend and family! The God for technology!

  18. Wait if y’all look back at the video there was somebody walking past them when it was happening so why didn’t they help😬

  19. im scared now my mom dont allow me to have a phone and i would to school 6 in the morning all the time and im 15 year old

  20. I feel like the interviewer was very much based of the viewers and her reacting the scene was not nessasary and it could of triggered her to have some very harsh feelings for things like anger or major sadness but I don't really know

  21. 😨😮😒 Megyn's Interviewing style Sucks!!!!Really she can't be Serious?! May God Bless this beautiful intelligent Queen. Off with that sick POS head!!!

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