Transcript for Lawyers for Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus Ask for Privacy
Thank you -- for come in this morning and for your interest and concern for the well being and welfare of Amanda Berry. -- -- Michelle night and their families. My name is Jim -- with -- Patrice Henry -- Heather Kimmel -- painter. Here -- -- Anthony special agent in charge Cleveland FBI. We've been asked to read the following statement on behalf of Amanda Berry. -- -- suits and Michelle night. Amanda -- -- days just to Michelle -- are extremely grateful for the generous assistance. And loving support of their family. Friends in the community. They're also very grateful for the tireless efforts of the numerous law enforcement officials with the Cleveland Police Department. The catalog -- here. The FBI. And the county prosecutor's office. The man -- -- says quote. Thank you so much for everything you're doing and continue to do I am so happy to be home with my family. -- -- says quote. I'm so happy to be home I want to thank everyone. For all your prayers I just want time now to be with -- them. Michelle -- says. Thank you to everyone quote thank you to everyone for your support and good wishes I am helping. Happy and state and will reach out to family friends and supporters in good time. There have been numerous requests from the media to interview or speak with the man to -- -- -- -- Michelle night. In response to those requests please understand this this very -- Asus and it's night. Will not be participating in any interviews -- speaking with any representatives of the media at this time. For the following reason. First there is a pending criminal investigation and prosecution. Ms. Berry mistake -- and this night are victim witnesses in that proceeding. And it is not in the best interest that anyone connected with that proceeding. For ms. Berry -- Asus and ms. Knight to be making statements that the media while that proceeding it's ten. Second and most importantly. Ms. Berry mr. Hastings and miss Knight have -- In fact have pleaded. For privacy at this time -- they continued to heal and reconnect with their families and their lives. You all care greatly about their well being so please respect this most basic. Request. Give them the time the space and the privacy so that they can continue to get stronger. There may be a time at some point in the future that is very mystic -- in this night will want to tell their stories. Let me make this very clear. That will not be while the criminal proceeding is pending and it will not be until they tell us they are ready to do so. From this point forward we will ask that all media inquiries be made. The Barbara painter at -- -- -- communications. It would be very helpful if you could make those -- and writing. We will consider every inquiry and respond at the appropriate time. Finally. There continue to be numerous generous offers of support from members of the community. Ms. Berry -- cases in the state are extremely appreciative of this generosity the offers have come in many forms. Persons interested in providing support are encouraged to work with legitimate entities. Such as the Cleveland courage fund. Please contact our office at Jones day if -- have any questions. Thank you very much for your cooperation. All of you have a nice -- thank you. It.
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