Michelle Knight, one of the three Cleveland victims held captive for about a decade by kidnapper Ariel Castro, will speak on the Dr. Phil show this week about her experiences inside the house of horrors.
Michelle Knight, now 32, was kidnapped in 2002 and held there for 11 years.
She escaped along with Gina DeJesus and Amanda Berry May 6 after Amanda kicked out a screen door and called to a neighbor for help.
In a statement released by the Dr. Phil show says that during the segments, which will air November 5 and 6, Michelle Knight “describes the horrible conditions in the house” and reveals her physical, mental and s**ual abuse. Michelle Knight also discusses being “tied up like a fish” and spending weeks chained and tortured in the basement.
“Was he afraid you would yell out?” television host Phil McGraw asks the woman in the episode, shown in a preview on the Dr. Phil website.
“Yeah, that’s the reason why he taped my mouth shut,” Michelle Knight said.
When Phil McGraw asked what Ariel Castro used, Michelle Knight replied: “Duct tape.”
“I picked the lock and I tried to escape,” she said.
“And [Ariel Castro] says, <<Now you’re going to be punished>>.”
Ariel Castro pleaded guilty to more than 900 counts, including kidnapping, torture and rape, and was sentenced to life in prison in a plea deal that spared him the death penalty.
He was found hanging in his prison cell on September 3, just three weeks into his sentence.
At Ariel Castro’s sentencing, Michelle Knight said capital punishment would have been “so much easier” than a life sentence for the 53-year-old.
Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus, have signed a book deal, according to CBS News.
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