Michelle Knight, who was held in Ariel Castro’s Cleveland home for about a decade, says an orange extension cord was used to tie her neck, hands and feet and hang her “like a fish”.
The revelation was made in some pre-released clips from a taped interview that will air Tuesday and Wednesday on the Dr. Phil TV talk show.
“I was tied up like a fish, an ornament on the wall,” Michelle Knight told the TV host in a clip released to media.
“That’s the only way I can describe it.”
“I was hanging like this,” she said, using her finger to draw a swooping U-shape curve in the air.
In another interview clip posted on the show’s YouTube channel, Knight said she was told she’d be punished after she tried to pick a lock and escape. She also said her mouth was taped at one point so she wouldn’t yell.
The show has said Michelle Knight discusses physical, mental and s**ual abuse and torture she endured during captivity, including spending weeks in chains, with the celebrity psychologist host, Phil McGraw.
Michelle Knight was kidnapped in August 2002, when she was 20.
Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus escaped from Ariel Castro’s house on May 6 when Berry pushed out a door and called for help. She has been the most public of the kidnap victims since then, including a visit to Ariel Castro’s neighborhood before his home was demolished.
Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus plan to collaborate with a Pulitzer Prize-winning team of Washington Post reporters for a book about their ordeal.
Ariel Castro, 53, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to life in prison.
Michelle Knight was the only victim to appear at Ariel Castro’s sentencing.
A month into his sentence, Ariel Castro was found dead in his cell.
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