Ariel Castro Victim Michelle Knight's 8 Most Shocking Revelations to Dr. Phil

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Michelle KnightIf the first part of kidnapping victim Michelle Knight's interview with Dr. Phil was hard to watch, the second may have been even harder. The oldest of the three women to be rescued from Ariel Castro's Ohio home in May is also the first of the three to speak out publicly about what went on inside that house. Her revelations in part two are a testament to her will to survive.

All are shocking, all are sad, but they show what an amazing young woman she is to have come through them:

1. Michelle suffered five miscarriages during her time in the house -- caused by Castro. For one, she said he made her lie on her bed while he jumped on her wearing heavy boots.

2. Reports that neighbors saw three women in the backyard wearing dog leashes were rampant after the girls were found, but Michelle says they're untrue. She was allowed in the backyard sometimes, but Castro's means of keeping her under control was by keeping a gun in his hand.

3. Michelle related being forced to dig a hole in Castro's backyard just big enough to fit a human body.

4. Castro would throw money at Michelle, saying it was payment for her time in his home.

5. Michelle helped deliver Amanda Berry's baby, the fourth hostage in the house. When the baby came out, it couldn't breathe, and Castro threatened to kill Michelle if the baby didn't survive. She was able to perform CPR and help the baby to breathe.

6. Michelle suffers from vision problems and has nerve damage to her hands from the torture she endured.

7. Castro forced Michelle to drill holes in the walls of the home after Gina DeJesus was kidnapped, preparing torture chambers. He then fed chains through the walls to keep the girls chained to one another.

8. Michelle is allergic to mustard, and when Castro found out, he forced her to eat two sandwiches slathered in the condiment. He throat swelled up and she nearly died, but she says DeJesus stayed by her side and wouldn't let her die.

What do you think of Michelle coming out to talk about this? Would you be interested in hearing what Amanda and Gina have to say about their experiences in the house?


The Dr. Phil Foundation has created a fund to help Knight move forward. Donations are being collected online.

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Jessy76 Jessy76

I think if telling her story is helping her to move past it and deal with the hell she experience then she should do it. I think all of these woman should live life exactly as they chose to and do what they feel is best for themselves. They more than deserve that freedom!

cmjaz cmjaz

Poor thing. i hope all the best for her

dirty... dirtymoon

Wacthing Part 2 right now, its breaking my heart. Poor girls!

Lvonl... Lvonlucky

I call bullshit. She's just attention seeking. I would have killed the SOB.

wamom223 wamom223

@Lvonlucky-YOu call bullshit on what?  I hope your dumb ass is never put in the position to have to find out if you'd have the opportunity to kill the SOB.  She deserves your respect and that should not be up for debate!!!  For you to judge her and call her attention seeking is disgusting.

OneTo... OneToughMami

@Lvonlucky, how would you have killed him? 



I am a little taken aback by the fact that we only ever hear about two of the victims. We rarely hear about her.

Valesa Roberts

i seen this story today and it was sad that a human being could do those things to another human like that! they are some brave women and i couldnt even imagine any one going through those horrible things. im so glad that they are finally free!!!!!! god is good!

Alison Bowker

@lvonlucky how heartless are you.. These poor girls suffer so much what would happen if she go caught trying to kill him her probably kill her .. i think these"s girl a very brave and suffered so much you can see the pain in there eyes they had each glad there free .. god was with them the whole time .. god is wonderful

Brandi Nicole Josey

@lvonlucky I hope and pray that a man never puts a gun to yoru head and forces you to do the things he wants you to. Because lets be honest, by the time you think to throw a punch, you'd be dead.


Carmela Maria Mendez

i think shes an amazing beautiful woman and I hope she surrounds herself with nothing but the best people that treat her like the princess she is. I hope many blessings come her way. Im so glad she's talking about it She could actually possibly help others that this could happen to. and who knows maybe someone thats tied and held hostage is watching or reading her story and she will give them hope. She needs her son. I nkow her son will be super proud of his mother he just needs her to tell him. God please bless these 3 beautiful people!

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