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Daum: Rethinking the Cleveland kidnapping narrative
The crisis communications firm Hennes-Paynter knows what it's doing. On Monday, it released a video statement from Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight, the women who were held captive in a Cleveland basement for years until they were discovered and rescued in May. Looking healthy and speaking clearly, if sometimes haltingly, the women expressed their gratitude for the outpouring of public support and asked for privacy so they can continue to heal. They were strikingly positive, speaking of their determination to move beyond the trauma they'd suffered at the hands of their kidnapper.
July 11, 2013