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.

In a statement released on behalf of the families of the three women:

“Amanda, Gina and Michelle wanted to say thank you to people from Cleveland and across the world, now that two months have passed,” said Kathy Joseph, attorney for Michelle Knight. “People are recognizing them now as they go about in public, so they decided to put voices and faces to their heartfelt messages. It was their decision to relay their thanks in this way to all of the many people who have offered support to them, for which they are extremely grateful.”

“But it is important for everyone, especially the media, to understand that the three women still have a strong desire for privacy,” said James Wooley, attorney for Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus. “They do not want to talk about their ordeal with the media or anyone else. This cannot be stated strongly enough. We thank everyone for the privacy and courtesy shown to Amanda, Gina and Michelle over the last few months and ask that this continue.”

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