Jaila Gladden, A College Student, Who Escaped Kidnapper Recounts Her Ordeal | Megyn Kelly TODAY November 29, 2019 100 By Stanley Isaacs CategoryArticles BlogTagsabduction Ambush Makeover Celebrity Interviews college student kidnapped crime Escape Fitness georgia kidnapping girl escapes from kidnapped girl gets away from kidnapper jaila gladden jaila gladden escapes from kidnapper jaila gladden kidnapped Kathie Lee and Hoda kidnap kidnapped kidnapper kidnapping KLG and Hoda lifestyle NBC NBC News rape tamir bryant The TODAY Show TODAY TODAY Show TODAY Show Interview TODAY Show Recipes video woman escapes kidnapping 100 Comments A C says: November 15, 2019 at 11:59 pm I hope this man is killed. May he do better in the next life but nah he needs to get wrecked. I’m so angry for her. Reply B says: November 16, 2019 at 1:05 am I’m so sorry for this sweetheart, so sorry she had to go through this. No girl should have to go through this… I hope she heals. Reply Masada Uwriyela says: November 16, 2019 at 5:25 am The fact that she said alleged rubbed Jalia tbe wrong way. This is not a good interview at all. No emotion this chick has lossd her humanity and her interview lacks all the way around The board but you dont know until it happens to you or yours! Reply Mrs. Alvarez says: November 16, 2019 at 4:40 pm Good to know about location sharing I didn’t know about it until now!. God is good!. Reply Flabby T says: November 16, 2019 at 6:44 pm WE ARE LIVING IN THE LAST DAYS❗❗❗Praise God bless the Lord for saving me Jesus n I pray you all get saved too! Because Jesus is coming again so plz be ready & get prepared(repent& turn from your sins & get baptized) I want u guys to be in beautiful heaven with our creator❗ I love u all! Jesus loves you all! God bless brothers and sisters ❤🙏 Reply gippygipmg says: November 16, 2019 at 7:54 pm I've noticed how selective Megan Kelly is when dealing with the person she is interviewing. Reply Erika Eselin says: November 17, 2019 at 5:04 am Obvisouly jaila was trying to oviod saying the word r*pe and the interviewer kept pushing it. It was so disrespectful and rude, she was clearly hurt and wasn't ready. Makes me absoultly sick. Megan Kelly was not cut out for this job and shouldn't do interviews like this one. Reply Dee Dee says: November 17, 2019 at 1:18 pm My heart goes out to this young lady = Its going to take some time to heal from this situation= Everyone has to be so careful and check their surroundings = And if U can avoid doing things at night = And if U have to go, go with a friend or family = I hope the he gets the death penalty or life in jail so he can never do that to anyone else's again Reply IZZY2x says: November 17, 2019 at 3:33 pm I don’t like this lady Reply Deborah Nicole says: November 17, 2019 at 6:53 pm The shopper walking right behind them as he's holding her at knife-point… Reply Sound of Jesus says: November 18, 2019 at 5:32 am DO NOT GO SHOPPING AT NIGHT!! the devil works at nightLate at night if lowlife outside of store tries to engage with you -TURN AROUND -GO BACK INSIDE , ASK FOR STORE MGR FOR SECURITY TO WALK YOU TO CAR. Lowlife wont follow you. Reply Sound of Jesus says: November 18, 2019 at 5:37 am Holy Spirit woke him up Thank You Jesus Reply Ann Thatch says: November 18, 2019 at 9:59 am Why is the audience white and your acting like you don't believe this black woman, are you a dt Reply Nyleve Eiram says: November 18, 2019 at 1:50 pm Look Megyn stop, really girl you need some empathy training Reply ALXSSA says: November 18, 2019 at 5:47 pm Such a beautiful and strong woman. I hope she gets support from family and friends and therapy and lead her in the right direction. Praying for her mental health ❤ Her boyfriend is an amazing, respectful gentleman. Megan is also rude to make her go through the entire attack again. Reply Sunkissed Melanin says: November 18, 2019 at 7:05 pm The interviewer is a bit too blunt about this sensitive topic. Reply Autumn Perry says: November 18, 2019 at 11:01 pm Turn on your sos feature in settings ! Reply G Bell says: November 19, 2019 at 4:39 am I think this is just Megan’s style her personality isn’t like a Oprah or Iylana but the couple did a great interview that’s a hard one to discuss, I admire how he stands by his woman and hope they can move past this nightmare Reply Shammara Virgem says: November 19, 2019 at 5:47 am The way megyn interviews is cringe worthy!!! She really sucks, can’t stand it. But I’m so glad Jaila’s story is being told and she made it out alive!!! All Praises And Thanks Due To The Most High!!! Reply Perla Q. says: November 19, 2019 at 1:02 pm She seemed annoyed by this lady Reply Wairimu Mutiti says: November 20, 2019 at 2:03 pm How about pushing Nixle in your cellphones? Reply Suzy Arambula says: November 20, 2019 at 5:19 pm Megan Kelly was so unprofessional in this interview. She lacks empathy and sympathy for ppl. It's either that or she's horrible at showing emotions. She comes off as a news anchor or a gossip magazine reporter instead of a talk show host. No wonder she's no longer on air. She doesn't think before she speaks and is always so aggressive with her tone of voice. This was not for "spreading awareness" on her behalf, it's all for ratings with this one. That poor girl, I'm so glad she's alive and well after suffering such a traumatic experience. Kudos to her bf for getting her help in time. Reply K. Mashawn says: November 20, 2019 at 6:04 pm God bless her Reply Lauren Williams says: November 20, 2019 at 6:42 pm So them people just walked by her !!!?? Reply D Ll says: November 21, 2019 at 1:02 am 💛11.20 T: 7:02P. Reply sharon daniel says: November 21, 2019 at 3:32 am She said he took her phone but in part 1 of this she was texting her boyfriend. I’m confused. But she’s a brave one Reply iluvubb247 says: November 21, 2019 at 12:26 pm I can’t and won’t do this interview if I was her. The interviewer is very abrasive and unempathic. Urgh Reply iluvubb247 says: November 21, 2019 at 12:39 pm Well Megyn is fired after making a racist comment. I’m not surprised Reply Chantel Only says: November 21, 2019 at 1:18 pm This is my second time watching Megyn and I never heard of her until I watch her interview and she has no sense of sympathy. She seems happy to do these types of interviews. Im sure they can find someone else to interview victims Reply Meko love says: November 21, 2019 at 2:32 pm Yeah that was a really SMART on her part****because if he would have seen the police lights****he would have killed her and hisself****psychopaths don't care about nobody's life or they own!!! Reply john Zion says: November 21, 2019 at 3:54 pm I don't like Megyn Kelly. I don't like her demeanor I don't like the way she asked questions. I don't like how blonde hair and she just sounds nosy like a reporter. Reply Arqueilla Stallings says: November 21, 2019 at 8:57 pm Awwwww he is a real man sweetie you are very beautiful young lady 💐🥰 Reply Wadjet says: November 22, 2019 at 4:56 am that's why my guard is all the way up constantly Reply BlkVirgo says: November 22, 2019 at 6:35 am The host is irking me with these remedial questions.🙄 Reply Nastassia Hymes says: November 22, 2019 at 1:55 pm This was on mah birthday-quell_da_p ig Reply Deidra Scott says: November 22, 2019 at 9:58 pm This heifer(interviewer) does not have the woman’s best interest at heart! For her, it’s about an interview and not to share with others about the seriousness of these kind of situations, but to exploit her experience! Shame on you beyotch!!! Reply Ann Belmonti says: November 23, 2019 at 1:45 am This girl is amazing! Amazingly cool headed! 🧚♀️ Reply Chrissy 101 says: November 23, 2019 at 5:24 am Not sure if anyone else picked this up but on the video there were people coming out of the store before he pushed her in the car. However, she said that no one else was around. Girl, knife of no knife I would have been screaming/yelling, fighting and biting. You ain’t getting me in that car to drive off today. Reply The Glamour Life says: November 23, 2019 at 5:54 am liked for jayla not meg Reply Juanita Benson says: November 23, 2019 at 11:58 am What an unfeeling and wicked interviewer, Kelly utterly sucked. 😠 Reply BLOXiana says: November 23, 2019 at 4:51 pm The interviewer asked if there was no one around her at the time but in the video surveillance , there's a person rolling a grocery cart. ??? Reply candy girlll says: November 23, 2019 at 6:20 pm Somebody walk right pass her Reply Deejunez nicholson says: November 23, 2019 at 7:18 pm God bless her and her boyfriend. This is chilling and so real. I hope they get married. Reply Goose Whisperer says: November 24, 2019 at 5:09 am What a brave and polite young woman. Her boyfriend was nice, too. I'm so glad she's okay and hope she is able to put this behind her, as much as one can, after having an experience like that. It's amazing how she was able to stay calm enough to think about the features of her phone that were able to help her. I think a lot of people would have just gone into panic mode and not thought of that. Reply Sheryl Martin says: November 24, 2019 at 6:50 am Jaila I survived too thank God! For someone to force one to disrobe and then have their way with you is an awful experience an I can tell you I felt dirty besides violated, but I thank God I can identify with your pain and what you went through! I'm not sure if they had cell phones when it happened to me but I was able to get to safety! There is a God who sits high and looks low! Reply Gayle Cooper says: November 24, 2019 at 9:35 am Is it okay to drag one who suffered so greatly for likes an amusement…smh Reply Tara Estelle Adelizzi says: November 24, 2019 at 11:59 am Emphasizing the importance of the phone over the survivors ingenuity. Ok boomer… this show got cancelled Reply BR Y says: November 24, 2019 at 1:43 pm I am so sorry you had to endure such a tragic situation. I'm sorry that the person who was walking right with a buggy was not attentive to their surroundings because they could possibly have prevented the situation by calling 911 sooner. Sadly, living in the last days (2 Timothy 3:1-5) these tragedies happen but I'm so happy that in a tragic situation you kept your wits and got out of the situation. The bible s says in the last days people will be very bad 2 Timothy 3:1-5. But soon they will be gone Psalms 37:9-11, 29. See JW.ORG Reply D Hickmon says: November 24, 2019 at 3:26 pm Smart girl to send the location. Reply rae west says: November 24, 2019 at 3:58 pm She should have waited for gayle king Reply lil momma says: November 24, 2019 at 5:37 pm Beautiful couple,I hope their love last forever 🙂 🖤✊ Reply Sandrine Gamboa says: November 24, 2019 at 5:50 pm Stories like this is why I want to get my license to carry a gun. Mace is not enough this can happen to anybody! Reply mayahyeet says: November 24, 2019 at 9:04 pm Jaila was clearly trying to avoid the word and yet Megyn made it her duty to recreate the whole situation; so insensitive. Reply Joyce 31202 says: November 25, 2019 at 7:37 am That is why some folk need to be killed. Dead inside well? Well die. Reply Tiffanie Nelson says: November 25, 2019 at 2:39 pm This helps me to be more cautious. Thank you Jaila, you are a hero and you give us all hope. Reply Ms Wheelchair Arizona 2019 MWAZ19 says: November 25, 2019 at 4:46 pm Horrible interview, no sensitivity towards this young lady, it was clear Megan, didn’t care about the ordeal this victim has been through. She lost my respect for sure. Ladies it’s time to take precautions, get a gun, mace, a stun gun , knife, point is protect yourself. Take a self defense class. I will not be hindered by fear what I’m going to be is prepared. Reply Ahdrea Buckley says: November 25, 2019 at 9:18 pm I wished she would’ve just ran Reply SOFT SHELL says: November 25, 2019 at 9:20 pm Megan Kelly is gross Reply 831 827 says: November 26, 2019 at 7:20 am what a SMART GIRL <3 and a good boyfriend Reply Xanax Smoothies says: November 26, 2019 at 11:42 am God bless her Reply mandybelle p says: November 26, 2019 at 12:37 pm I know she did not just day spidey sense? What the heck is wrong with her Reply Casey Lyn says: November 26, 2019 at 12:42 pm For iPhones, you can turn on a setting that you rapidly click the button that turns on your phone, 5 times. It will call emergency services. You also get the option for it to make a sound while it does a countdown before calling but I have that turned off. People have said “what if you accidentally call them” and my response is, “I’d rather be safe than in a situation wishing I had turned that on. I’m gonna make sure I do everything I can to stay alive I have two small daughters that need their mother.” This young woman is a strong beautiful survivor. I couldn’t imagine going through this. I’m glad that I watched because as a college student this is a fear of mine. Colleges are a huge target which isn’t shocking because if you think about how late some classes go, and most schools have huge parking lots like grocery stores… it’s just scary. Prayers & hugs to her & her family (& friends!) Reply AlexandriaHiuser says: November 26, 2019 at 4:18 pm This is why I carry a knife because if someone pulls one on me I can just pull mine out and be like “see I got one to”😂 Reply TheMandatoryReporter says: November 26, 2019 at 4:22 pm Her "boyfriend" deserves no accolades whatsoever. She begged him to go to the store WITH HER and he refused. He then allowed her to go out by herself. He's no protector. A man would not allow his woman to go out at night by herself. It's amazing he even bothered to look at his cell phone when she alerted him. Reply Deborah Cazalas says: November 26, 2019 at 4:46 pm I dont have that on my phone Reply Theresa Green says: November 26, 2019 at 10:52 pm Thank you JESUS!!! Reply Carmen M. says: November 26, 2019 at 11:02 pm In loving memory of the beautiful and sweet Aniah Blanchard. RIP and may God comfort her grieving family and friends. Reply xo_unknownGurl _xo says: November 27, 2019 at 3:11 am It’s because he was so evil he looked dead in the eyes that’s why Reply xo_unknownGurl _xo says: November 27, 2019 at 3:16 am Thank god Reply Derrick Johnson says: November 27, 2019 at 4:58 am I feel soo sorry for what she had to go though, i couldn't imagine anybody going though what she went though. I hope that kidnapper get what he deserves. Reply Derrick Johnson says: November 27, 2019 at 5:18 am THE INTERVIEWER SUCKS Reply echogrl556 says: November 27, 2019 at 5:56 am You are a very brave young lady. I pray God takes away the trauma nad heals your scars. Thank you for the information about the cell phone. I just got my first cell phone and didn't know about the i location. You have a very loving and caring boyfriend. God bless and protect you. Reply Nesta Tonik says: November 27, 2019 at 7:50 am Thank God she was safe. A man pointed a knife to my Abdomen because he was hungry, I laughed because I didn't understand why he didn't ask me for food 🤣🤣🤣 lucky I escaped but I'm not scared of dying… Never was. Reply Blacbarbie37 says: November 27, 2019 at 12:47 pm FYI, I work at a Kroger fuel station part time and I mostly close getting off at 11pm and there isn’t anyone outside. We need security Reply Milla Mikolenko says: November 27, 2019 at 3:22 pm Why does the interviewer have this sly smile on her face the whole time 😷 Reply Rawan Nadeem says: November 27, 2019 at 4:36 pm Are her and her bf still together because if you go to his ig his boi says rip and his name so did he pass away Reply ohnoken 2k says: November 27, 2019 at 5:46 pm I know her Reply ohnoken 2k says: November 27, 2019 at 5:49 pm I hate this interviewer why would u make her relive her worst moment Reply T G says: November 27, 2019 at 6:20 pm She lived? No way. Never would have guessed. Brilliant reporting as always. Reply itsAberry says: November 27, 2019 at 8:51 pm Phat phace 😂😂🤣🤣🤣 Reply SunFlowur says: November 27, 2019 at 10:01 pm Megyn, go back to fox news. Sad sob stories aren't your thing Reply dorothydanridge says: November 27, 2019 at 10:52 pm A civil suit against the store is just a way to get easy money. Reply Maryfeltyartwork by MaryElizabeth says: November 27, 2019 at 11:41 pm Thank you for your bravery Reply Tayler TV says: November 28, 2019 at 2:20 am You can stab me because I’m making a run for it 🏃🏽♀️ Reply Lindsay Schilling says: November 28, 2019 at 2:28 am God Bless You, Jayla!!! You are a smart tough Lady! You did ALL of the right things. GOD BLESS YOU; so VERY glad you made it out of this horrific situation. GODSPEED, GIRL. Reply Anthony Anderson Jr says: November 28, 2019 at 7:49 am Im glad she is safe and managed to get away. Unfortunately many aren't/weren't as lucky. You are the first one responsible for you and your family's safety! Police cant follow you around all day. This is partly why, in the US, we have a US Constitution and a 2nd Amendment. The right to protect ourselves from Govt and criminal foolishness! Stay educated, stay alert, stay trained, stay prayed up, stay prepared! Reply Lucretia Valcourt says: November 28, 2019 at 8:16 am She so brave to be able to tell her story in front of millions! God bless her! Reply Barbiecurlz says: November 28, 2019 at 8:18 am I have complete empathy for this woman, and what happened was horrible, but how in the world can she justify suing Kroger? She even said she parked right up front and felt safe. It just feels wrong to sue them. Reply Bryan-Michael Dungee says: November 28, 2019 at 9:59 am No disrepect at all this beautiful and brave young woman but her strength and toughness is very attractive… I hate that she had to go through something so traumatizing!!! Smfh but God is good and she was quick on her feet and made it out!!! I pray she fully makes it past this and is able to completely love and trust again… Reply Lucienda Baxter says: November 28, 2019 at 11:34 am 🙏🏽🛐 Reply Michael Toland says: November 28, 2019 at 12:57 pm Public hanging would be appropriate. Reply Macey Bolden says: November 28, 2019 at 4:59 pm The way she keep rolling her eyes tell's she doesn't want to be interviewed Reply Eric S says: November 29, 2019 at 12:10 am Death sentence !!! Reply Ester Burrowes says: November 29, 2019 at 4:35 am God is good all the time. I was walking home one night after work when a black man dressed up in a hooded asked me for a dollar and I said to him that I don't have a dollar and before I look over my shoulder the man took out a broken bottle and tried to grab my hand and I ran into a Walgreen store and called for help .My God was with me that night. Reply Veronica Graham says: November 29, 2019 at 5:04 am Megan Kelly is an insensitive b*tch who had no issue saying this word despite how obviously painful it was for this woman. I am praying for this young woman and hope Megyn gets cancelled Reply Dad Rounds says: November 29, 2019 at 6:33 am I'm tryna figure out why she ain't fight back or run??? She looks pretty athletic to me… I'm disappointed, My girl would have did something lol Reply Fergie Spoiled says: November 29, 2019 at 7:48 am Idk.. but my 1st instinct would have been to exit thru the passenger seat immediately. Reply Tiara McRoy says: November 29, 2019 at 2:08 pm I'm so happy she made out alive. Thank God! She's so brave ♥️ Reply Michael Bagley says: November 29, 2019 at 2:23 pm Make him assault you where you are. Do not go anywhere with him or get in the car. It is easier to survive the injury than survive the secondary crime scene. Reply Alisha Maxine says: November 29, 2019 at 4:35 pm 2 minutes in and I knew this lady was a terrible interviewer, and the comments prove it. Spidey senses? Was there anything to connect to? I’m so sorry this young lady had to go through this… interview and terrible experience Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.