Cleveland Women Release Statements

May 13, 2013

A spokesperson for the three women who escaped captivity in Cleveland delivered statements on their behalf yesterday.

Attorney Jim Wooley with Jones Day read brief messages from prepared remarks outside in downtown Cleveland.

Authorities will be helping the families of the women coordinate charitable donations and handle the flood of media attention. They're also urging people to respect their privacy. From Ohio Public Radio station WCPN in Cleveland, Nick Castele reports.

Family members and neighbors are also banding together. WKSU's Kabir Bhatia visited the near-west side of Cleveland on Mother’s Day to see how their message is playing out.