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CLEVELAND — Amanda Berry, Michelle Knight and Gina DeJesus have released a statement on YouTube, thanking everyone for their support and generosity.
The statement, released at 12:00 a.m. EDT on the newly-created Hennes Paynter Communications YouTube channel, featured all three women, as well as Gina’s mother and father.
July 9, 2013 – 12 AM
“I’m getting stronger each day and having my privacy has helped immensely,” Berry said.
Berry asked for her continued privacy going forward.
Nancy Ruiz and Felix DeJesus also extend their deepest gratitude in the video and offer some advice to the community.
“Parents… who have a loved one missing… count on your neighbors. Don’t be afraid to ask for the help because help is available,” said Ruiz.
Published on Jul 8, 2013
Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight would like to say thank you to people from Cleveland and across the world who have offered support to them. They are extremely grateful for the tremendous outpouring of kindness they have received and wished to put voices and faces to their heartfelt messages with this video.
The women still maintain a strong desire for privacy and ask that everyone continue to respect their wishes in that regard going forward. Thank you.
NOTES ABOUT THE VIDEO THANK-YOU
The video was filmed on July 2, 2013 at the law offices of Jones Day in Cleveland, Ohio. Visible in the background of the video is the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. The male off-camera voice heard in the video is that of Howard Fencl (pronounced FEHN-sill), vice president of Hennes Paynter Communications. The attorneys, public relations firm, social media strategist and videographer involved in the production of this video are all working pro bono on behalf of the three women.
For information about the Cleveland Courage Fund, established to help survivors Michelle Knight, Gina DeJesus, Amanda Berry and Amanda’s daughter, please visit www.clevelandcouragefund.org.
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