Gina DeJesus

  Two of the three Ohio women held captive for years in a Cleveland house have a book deal. Viking announced Monday that it has acquired the planned book by Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus. The book is currently untitled and is scheduled to come out in 2015. Berry and DeJesus are working with Pulitzer […]


  (WOIO) – The State Prison System has released a 26-page report on prison suicides, including the suicide of convicted kidnapper Ariel Castro. [Read the entire…

  While Michelle Knight is sharing her story with Dr. Phil, Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus are telling theirs to a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist. Amanda and Gina, who have largely been silent on the details of their captivity, are also speaking out. They’re being interviewed for a book by Mary Jordan of the Washington […]

  Mary Jordan is a reporter for the Washington Post and if you didn’t know her name you soon will. She has been tapped by the law firm that represents Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus to write a book about the horrors that happened inside the house on Seymour Avenue. “Like so many people who […]

A proposal offering cash reparations and other benefits to three women abducted and imprisoned in a Cleveland man’s home for a decade cleared a divided House committee Wednesday with several changes. The measure, which passed 14-3, would provide the women with annual cash relief payments for each of the years they were restrained but would […]

  Three women held captive for a decade by a Cleveland man are declining to comment on his reported suicide at a central Ohio prison. The Jones Day law firm said in a statement Wednesday that neither the women nor their attorneys would be granting interviews. Kathryn Joseph, an attorney representing victim Michelle Knight, confirms […]


Ariel Castro, the Cleveland native who kidnapped and sexually assaulted 3 now-women, was found hanging in his Orient, OH jail cell.

  The day Gina DeJesus came home after being held captive for nine years inside the Seymour Avenue home of Ariel Castro, her mother asked that people show up for National Night Out at Steelyard Commons in August. Her father talked about having a block party – Tuesday night both came to be. The National […]

  Sunday marked Cleveland’s 45th annual Puerto Rican Parade, a celebration of culture and heritage in the city. But this year, perhaps the most exciting part for many parade-goers, was seeing Gina DeJesus as she smiled and proudly waived the Puerto Rican flag down East 9th Street Sunday. For the DeJesus and Ruiz family, it […]

  Seymour survivor Michelle Knight gave a highly emotional, tearful victim impact statement during Ariel Castro’s sentencing Thursday. The woman, held captive the longest in Castro’s Seymour Avenue home, directed some of her statements at her former captor. “You took 11 years of my life away, and now I have it back,” she told the […]

  Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry, and Gina DeJesus are survivors, full of strength and character. At Ariel Castro’s sentencing, Thursday, another example of courage prevailed. Michelle Knight spent the entire time in the Justice Center courtroom.  Before the sentencing, she spoke confidently to the victimizer. “I will overcome all this that happened, but you will face hell […]

  Late Wednesday, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty filed what he intends to use regarding Ariel Castro sentencing on Thursday. The document details how each one of the victims — Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus — was lured to Castro’s house, either with a promise of a ride, a visit with Castro’s daughter […]