For the first time since their horrific ordeal, the Cleveland women allegedly kidnapped and imprisoned by Ariel Castro have spoken to the public. The story of Amanda Berry, Gina De Jesus and Michelle Knight has fascinated and horrified America since their daring escape in May.The three longtime missing women were found alive, apparently kidnapped and held for years as prisoners inside a house on Cleveland's near West Side.

This is the first time they have spoken publicly, to thank their supporters and the people who have donated to the Cleveland Courage Fund on their behalf.