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'Reluctant Hero' Charles Ramsey Will Also Get His Own Book

Described by The Cleveland Plain Dealer as a "reluctant hero," the man who helped the three Cleveland women who held captive by Ariel Castro for years escape is writing a memoir. The news comes days after it was tastefully announced that Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight are trying to figure out their own… » 12/23/13 11:40am 12/23/13 11:40am

Gossip Pits the Cleveland Kidnap Survivors Against Each Other

After an absence, Page Six gossip columnist Richard Johnson is back at the New York Post, and his most recent column is about Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight, the Cleveland kidnapping survivors. But wait, you say. There's no gossip there, that's a news story. Not in Richard Johnson's world. » 12/19/13 12:30pm 12/19/13 12:30pm

Ariel Castro May Have Died from Auto-Erotic Asphyxiation

It's been over a month since Ariel Castro (the Cleveland man found guilty in August of the kidnapping, sexual assault and imprisonment of three women over a 10-year period) was found hanging dead in his jail cell in what appeared to be a suicide. Now, just when we were figuring out how to feel about it, new… » 10/10/13 4:50pm 10/10/13 4:50pm

How to Feel About Ariel Castro's Suicide

Last night, just a month and change into serving his life + 1,000-year sentence for kidnapping three Cleveland women and keeping them captive under hellish conditions for a decade, Ariel Castro committed suicide in jail. After I heard the news, I felt a range of awful, base emotions, none of which made me feel good… » 9/04/13 11:30am 9/04/13 11:30am

Ariel Castro's Outrageous Testimony Must Be Seen to Be Believed

At his sentence hearing this afternoon, Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro was given the opportunity to address the court and his victims. While initially, Castro claimed that he wanted to apologize, his testimony soon devolved into a delusional rant in which he repeatedly excused his actions by claiming to have an… » 8/01/13 2:30pm 8/01/13 2:30pm

Cleveland Kidnapping Victims Kept Diaries Describing the Horrors

In a sentencing memo filed before Ariel Castro's formal sentencing hearing, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy McGinty revealed that Gina DeJesus, Amanda Berry and Michelle Knight — the women Castro is serving a 1000-year sentence without parole for kidnapping, imprisoning and repeatedly raping — kept diaries about… » 8/01/13 12:30am 8/01/13 12:30am

Ariel Castro's Son Speaks: ‘I Grew Up in a House of Fear and Violence’

Anthony Castro — son of the Cleveland man who will serve a 1000-year sentence without parole over the kidnapping, imprisonment and repeated raping of Gina DeJesus, Amanda Berry and Michelle Knight — was on the Today Show this morning to talk about his father and the family's reaction to his terrible crimes. » 7/29/13 4:40pm 7/29/13 4:40pm

Cleveland Kidnap Victims Break Their Silence in New ‘Thank You’ Video

In their first joint public address, Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight — the three women held captive in the home of alleged Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro for a decade and were released on May 6 — have released a video thanking the public for their outpouring of support and generosity. » 7/09/13 8:20am 7/09/13 8:20am

Charles Ramsey Video Game Lets You Throw Hamburgers at Ariel Castro

I've been uncomfy with this whole Charles Ramsey meme since about, oh, 15 seconds after I first watched the now-famous video in which Ramsey, candid and charming, describes his heroic rescue of three kidnapped Cleveland women. I'm not uncomfortable because I don't like Ramsey—I do, as much as you can "like" a… » 5/16/13 7:00pm 5/16/13 7:00pm

Cleveland Kidnapping Suspect Treated Women Like 'Prisoners of War'

Ariel Castro's attorneys say he plans to plead not guilty to kidnapping the three women he allegedly trapped in his house for over a decade so he could rape and beat them at will. Meanwhile, more chilling details have surfaced: sources say two of the women, treated like "prisoners of war," will never be the same again. » 5/15/13 10:25am 5/15/13 10:25am