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Hannah Anderson spoke out for the first time since her abduction riveted the country, thanking her rescuers and offering an explanation for text messages and letters that she exchanged with her captor.

In an exclusive conversation with TODAY, Hannah, 16, expressed gratitude for support that came from around the world during a weeklong odyssey from abduction outside San Diego to rescue in the Idaho backcountry.

“In the beginning, I was a victim,” she said.

Questioners from as far away as France and Hawaii showered Hannah with compliments about her physical appearance.

Some people on social media found her demeanor unusual, and even called her behavior fishy.