Cleveland Kidnapping Survivors Open Up To Robin Roberts About Life After Captivity

Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus endured ten years of captivity by the hands of Ariel Castro. However, on May 6, 2013, being locked down was no longer an option. Berry had found a way to escape and dial 911. “I’ve been kidnapped and been missing for 10 years. I’m here. I’m free now,” a panicked Berry told the 911 operator. Now, Berry and DeJesus are doing big things. The two have collaborated on writing a book titled, Home: A Memoir of Survival in Cleveland, and are now speaking with Robin Roberts during a 20/20 special that will air on Tuesday, April 28 at 10 p.m. ET on ABC, about life after captivity.

Ohio Women Held Captive For Over 10-Years By Ariel Castro To Release A Memoir

“We are free, we love life…” These are the beginning words to Hope: A Memoir of Survival in Cleveland, a memoir written by two of the three women who were held captive in Cleveland, Ohio for more than a decade before escaping in 2013. Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight were all held captive in a basement. Bound by chains and a heavy-set man named, Ariel Castro. After kidnapping them between 2002-2004, the 53-year-old would rape the women on a regular basis – Berry even birthed a daughter with him – and torture them, however, that didn’t kill their spirits completely. With the help of a small exit and a man by the name of Charles Ramsey, Berry got the chance to escape, saving herself and the lives of her daughter, DeJesus and Knight. Depicting their experiences then-and-now, Berry and DeJesus has got together to create this piece … Hope: A Memoir of Survival in Cleveland.

So, Why Did Nelly Bring Amanda Berry To The Stage In Ohio?!

Right before his performance in Cleveland, Ohio for RoverFest, Nelly ran into a worldwide known face. “I had a chance to meet and greet fans before the show and she was there with her family and friends. After we took pictures we had a chance to sit down and talk, and I told her that she and her family were more than welcome to come up on the side of the stage and they did,” the rapper mentioned about Amanda Berry – kidnap victim. Nelly bought her to the stage, and showed his support for the woman that was missing for almost 10 years. “To see her survive that, I thought it was amazing and it inspired me to do almost anything,” he adds. How sweet. She looks as if she’s falling back into regular life just fine. Hit the jump for more.

(Video) Kidnap Victim Amanda Berry On Stage At Nelly Concert!!

Just one day after her kidnapper was sentenced to 1,000 years in prison, Amanda Berry took the stage at a Cleveland concert!

(Video) Snoop Interviews Charles Ramsey On GGN

Snoop’s GGN is becoming the street version of Oprah, you know you’ve made it if you get a spot on the GGN. Recently Snoop called Charles Ramsey, while sitting down with Metta World Peace and Bishop Don Magic Juan to chop game with the Cleveland hero who saved Amanda Berry her daughter and two other women who were kidnapped and held hostage for years. At first Mr. Ramsey didn’t pick up the phone, but he quickly called back to let Snoop get at him. Charles is happy to have helped those women, and he humbly says thats what anyone would have done, but apparently anyone doesn’t include Angel Cordero. Mr. Ramsey has some plans for Mr. Cordero when he gets back to Cleveland, and he needs Snoops help. Check the video to find out why.

(Video) Dramatic Footage Of Cops Raiding Ariel Castro’s House!

This past week, three young women who were reported missing for ten years were found and rescued in Cleveland. Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, and Michelle Knight were finally reunited with their families after being held captive in a house, after getting tortured and abused for so long. A young lady, Jasmina Baldrich, caught the footage on her cell phone of the police raiding Ariel Castro’s house. Castro may possibly face the death penalty for kidnapping these women (LET HIM FRY.) DNA tests also showed that Castro is the father of Amanda Berry’s six-year-old daughter. SMH! Hit the jump to see the video of the cops breaking down the door at 2207 Seymour Avenue.

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