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Michelle Knight says she forgives Ariel Castro

Michelle Knight says she forgives Ariel Castro
Michelle Knight says she forgives Ariel Castro
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Imagine someone is responsible for the worst event in your life. Now imagine that that event was horrific, painful, scary, and lasted more than a decade. Now ask yourself; could I forgive that person? That is exactly the scenario Michelle Knight has faced over the past year, and according to a reported posted by on Monday, Knight has forgiven her attacker.

In an interview on the Today Show, Michelle Knight told the world that she has forgiven the man that kidnapped her in 2002, and held her captive inside his come for more than a decade. When asked how she could forgive a man that treated her so badly, Knight said if she had done something wrong she would want someone to forgive her, and added "so I can forgive him."

Knight, who recently announced that she has officially changed her name to Lily, which is her favorite flower, was on the Today Show to promote her new book, which is set to be released on May 6. In the book titled “Finding Me” Knight tells the story of her time as Ariel Castro's prisoner.

Knight also touched on her relationship with Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus, who are the other two women Castro kidnapped in 2003 and 2004. Knight explained that she hasn't had much contact with the women she still calls friends. She explained that they are all healing, and that sometimes friendships just don't last. She ended by saying “maybe, just maybe, we’ll get back together.”

May 6, 2014 marks one year since Knight, Berry, and DeJesus manage to escape from Castro's “house of horrors.” Since that time Castro, the man responsible for these horrible acts, has pleaded guilty to more than 300 crimes, and was sentenced to life in prison without parole, plus 1,000 years. However, just one month into his sentence he was found hanging in his prison cell, and was later pronounced dead.