The third woman who was kept in Ariel Castro’s dungeon, was released from the hospital on May 10. A statement released on her behalf says that she’s so ‘grateful’ for all of the support that she’s received from all over the world.
Michelle Knight is home and recovering with her family. The woman who disappeared in 2002, is in “good spirits” according to a statement from her. She was one of three women who was raped and kidnapped by Ariel Castro.
Michelle Knight Released From The Hospital
Michelle was released from MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio no May 10 and hopefully she can start her healing process. Phyllis Marino, a spokeswoman for the hospital released this statement:
“Michelle Knight is in good spirits and would like the community to know that she is extremely grateful for the outpouring of flowers and gifts. She is especially thankful for the Cleveland Courage Fund. She asks that everyone please continue to respect her privacy at this time.”
It’s unclear where she is going, especially since she was estranged from her family.
Michelle Was The First Woman Abducted
Michelle was abducted on Aug. 23, 2002 and she was 20-years-old at the time. She was actually in a custody fight over her child at the time who she hasn’t seen in more than 10 years.
It turns out that Michelle was abused the worst in the home. According to WEWS, Ariel repeatedly kicked Michelle in the stomach when she became pregnant, and it would cause her to miscarry. Also, Ariel told her that he’d kill her if Amanda’s daughter Jocelyn died during birth. That’s when Michelle had to give both Jocelyn and Amanda CPR and she ende up saving their lives. He would also reportedly starve Michelle for weeks at a time.
Michelle is headed to recover in an unknown location.
— Chloe Melas