After miraculously escaping from 10 years in captivity, Amanda is having a ‘terrible time’ readjusting to the world — and her father reveals she is suffering from terrifying nightmares.
Amanda Berry escaped from a decade of captivity in Ariel Castro‘s home in Ohio on May 6, but her suffering is far from over. In a new interview, her father Johnny Berry reveals that Amanda is having nightmares every night, in which she dreams that her captor Ariel is coming after her. He says she wakes up “screaming and crying.” How awful.
Amanda Berry Is Suffering From Nightmares
Amanda, Michelle Knight and Gina DeJesus escaped from the house of horror May 6, and since then, Amanda has only been photographed once. In the photo, she is smiling with her sister, whom she had not seen for over a decade, and it is clear that she was in ecstasy after seeing her family again.
However, 27-year-old Amanda has since been having a hard time readjusting to the world, and it appears she is suffering from post traumatic stress disorder.
“Amanda’s having a terrible time,” her father tells RadarOnline.com. “She’s having nightmares every night, waking up screaming and crying, terrified that Castro is coming after her, or that she’s still a prisoner. She told me she’s afraid her freedom is a dream and she’s going to wake up to the horror of finding out she is still a prisoner.”
Poor Amanda. She’ll have a long road back to recovery, and it is not surprising that she fears her freedom could be snatched away.
Johnny Berry Talks About His Reunion With Amanda
“When she called me, her voice was the most beautiful sound I ever heard,” Johnny says about the first time he talked to his daughter, a decade after she was kidnapped. “She said, ‘Hi, Daddy. I’m still alive. I love you, love you, love you!’ We were both crying…it was the happiest day of my life.”
HollywoodLifers, do YOU feel sorry for Amanda?
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