Cleveland Kidnap Victim Shuns Family After Rescue & May Move in With Fellow Captive

michelle knightThe three women who were rescued from that Cleveland house of horrors have endured unfathomable pain at the hands of Ariel Castro, and for 32-year-old kidnap victim Michelle Knight, the road ahead to relief is still uncertain. We've seen the joyful reunion Amanda Berry had with her family; Gina DeJesus was welcomed home with balloons and cards and "immediately bonded" with her loved ones; but Michelle Knight continues to shun her family since her rescue.

Before Knight was kidnapped at 20, her family life was anything but perfect. She was reportedly abused at home, gang raped in junior high school, had a son (of whom her grandmother was given custody), and ran away, leaving her family to believe she was dead.

Her family filed a missing person's report, but did little else to find her. Now that she's been found, they're reportedly looking to cash in on her rescue.

Michelle's mother flew from Florida to Ohio once she heard the news, but Michelle's refused to see her --  her mom has consequently hired an attorney to gain access to her daughter.

There are conflicting reports about what happened when Michelle's grandmother showed up at the hospital -- one account says Michelle refused to see her while another states they talked, but the meeting was tense -- but by all accounts, Michelle doesn't sound happy nor excited to reconnect with a family that may or may not have given up on her.

There is, however, a family who is hoping to adopt Michelle. Fellow victim Gina DeJesus was like a sister to Michelle in captivity and her family is insisting that Michelle come live with them. A neighbor told the Daily Mail that the DeJesuses are a loving family who want to make sure Michelle gets the help she needs.

The last thing anyone wants is for Michelle to return to a home in which she doesn't feel safe. She, Amanda, and Gina have an incredibly arduous path to recovery ahead of them and require all the love and support they can get. And if the Knights cannot provide that for Michelle, or if she doesn't (understandably) want anything to do with them, it sounds like the DeJesus family is more than willing to take her in.

The DeJesuses might be the godsend Michelle has been praying for her entire life.

What do you think about Michelle Knight's story?


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nonmember avatar Erica

This makes me so sad for her. What kind of mother would think its ok to try and force herself on her daughter who had just been through hell?? I hope michelle can find peace and happiness somewhere out in the world and i hope her family doesnt try to stand in her way.

justa... justamom272

I think it is sad her mom is trying to force her to see her. She needs to give her some room to breath and collect her thoughts. Also I think it would be a good idea for her to move in with Gina, she will have someone who understands what she herself is going through.

miche... micheledo

Who knows what the truth is in all of this.  It is such a media circus.  But I have been concerned for Michelle and been praying for her.  She definitely seems to be the 'neglected' one and I hope she realizes and can see the love and concern that a nation full of people have for her.  :(

Kediset Kediset

shame about the whole sitch with Michelle :( I think it's a great idea if she decides to move in with Gina's family. At least they have genuine care, and her and Gina can help support each other in ways that others can't.

nonmember avatar Carrin

Why report this? Those women all deserve privacy. What any of them do next is nobody's business.

honey... honey3339

I'm in tears, how can a family be so cruel, move in with Gina and her family. I'm praying for all of you.

Rose Mary Seevers Spencer

I think she should try to get her son back and stay away from them does not sound like a loving family to me

Pj Perry

I pray that she does move in with the DeJesus family, where she'll find love and support that she never found at home.  She's an adult now and has gone through much that we cannot even imagine (nor do we want to!), so if family life was rotten as a teenager, why would it be any different now???  Go where YOU'LL be happy, Michelle.  In time your son will want to know his Mom, and I'm praying that a really good relationship results between you two.  God bless you!!fingers crossed

.LoVe... .LoVeMyBuG.

That poor women, I hope she gets the help she needs and can heal from her hell filled past. I hope all of them can heal from this and find happiness that they deserve. 

nonmember avatar Lola

It saddens me,I feel depressed n disgusted of what this demon from hell did to them.I hope and pray that these girls through time find healing and true love from a good man.I hope they find comfort and peace.Sad about Michelle I wish I could take her pain away.

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