Cleveland kidnap captive gets book deal

Michelle Knight sits in the courtroom during the sentencing phase for Ariel Castro. File photo / AP
Michelle Knight sits in the courtroom during the sentencing phase for Ariel Castro. File photo / AP

One of three young women held captive for years in a Cleveland house has a book deal.

Michelle Knight's memoir is scheduled to come out next spring, publisher Weinstein Books announced Monday. The book is currently untitled and will be co-written by Michelle Burford, who worked on Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas' memoir.

According to Weinstein, Knight will tell the "full story" of being kidnapped in her early 20s by Ariel Castro and held for 11 years. Knight, Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus finally escaped last May. Castro, sentenced to life plus 1,000 years, hanged himself in his cell in September.

Berry and DeJesus are planning their own book, collaborating with a pair of Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post reporters.

- AP

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