The three Ohio women held captive in a Cleveland home for a decade are speaking out for the first time.
Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight recorded a video in their attorney's office last week and released it on YouTube late Monday evening.
The three women sat side by side and thanked the public for their prayers and encouragement.
In the video, Berry said, "I want to thank everyone who has helped me and my family through this entire ordeal. Everyone who has been there to support us has been a blessing."
"I don't want to be consumed by hatred," Knight said. "With that being said, we need to take a leap of faith and know that God is in control. We have been hurt by people, but we need to rely on God as being the Judge."
Gina DeJesus specifically thanked people for their contributions to the fund that was set up to help them.
The young women also thanked people for respecting their privacy and asked that they continue to do so.
Two months have passed since Berry yelled for help from behind a locked screen door on May 6. The revelation brought the world's attention to the Cleveland home where the trio had been held against their will.
Former bus driver Ariel Castro is the suspect in this case. He is waiting to stand trial on a 329-count indictment on charges of kidnapping and rape.