Dr Phil: Michelle Knight One Year Later
One year after Michelle Knight and two others were rescued from a Cleveland house of horrors, she returned to Dr Phil’s show to check in with him about how she is doing now. Knight, Amanda Berry, and Gina DeJesus were held captive over a 10-year period in a run-down Cleveland home by Ariel Castro, until May 2013.
The discovery that these women were alive made news headlines around the world, and it was one of last year’s most talked about stories. Their captor, Ariel Castro, pled guilty to 937 criminal counts and was sentenced to life in prison plus 1,000 years. But he soon committed suicide in prison.
Dr Phil: Michelle Knight Miscarriage
Survivor Michelle Knight spoke with Dr Phil one on one in an exclusive interview that first aired in fall 2013. Knight said she never expected to spend 11 years captive in a house. She recalled being tied up with an extension cord and hung from a wall.
Castro used a workout weight to hit her in the stomach and cause her to miscarry a child. He abused Knight and the other women in horrific ways. They were bound and violated, and even though the conditions were unspeakable, she did not want to die and take the easy way out.
Dr Phil: Michelle Knight Delievered Amanda Berry’s Baby
Later, 17-year-old Amanda Berry made the news because she was missing. Knight told Dr Phil that Castro taunted her by saying her family didn’t care enough to look for her. Then she showed up in the house. Another year later, Gina DeJesus also came to live in the house of horrors.
Berry became pregnant and delivered a child in 2006. Knight helped to save the baby’s life by performing CPR after complications during the delivery.
Dr Phil: Finding Me Review
When she finally got her freedom, Michelle Knight was excited to return to the world and get out of that awful house, the home to so many unspeakable memories. After giving this extensive recap of the story so far, Dr Phil welcomed Knight to the stage to a standing ovation as Kelly Clarkson’s “Stronger” played.
“It’s the most amazing feeling to have so many caring people,” Knight said of her reception. In the past year, Knight has written a memoir titled Finding Me: A Decade of Darkness, A Life Reclaimed.
Dr Phil asked her about the experience of writing the book, which she said was a healing experience because it allowed her to process all the emotions from her time in captivity. “Everybody survives in their own personal way,” she said.
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