Cleveland Kidnapping Victim Set for TV Interview This Week AP, Cleveland Plain Dealer
One of the Cleveland kidnapping victims has booked a high-profile television interview. The Associated Press reports that Michelle Knight will appear in a taped interview Tuesday and Wednesday on "Dr. Phil."
Knight "describes the horrible conditions in the house" and the abuse she suffered, which included "being tied up like a fish," the story says. Knight, who was 20 when she was kidnapped in 2002, escaped in May along with two other victims, Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus, after years of captivity at the hands of their kidnapper, Ariel Castro.
Castro was sentenced to life in prison and hanged himself Sept. 3.
"When you listen to her describe the horrible living conditions and how she was treated, you wonder how anyone lasted a day, let alone more than a decade. In the 12 years of doing the 'Dr. Phil' show, no one has changed me like Michelle Knight and her story of survival," Phil McGraw told The Cleveland Plain Dealer.