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2014 Shows

Michelle Knight, the first of three women abducted by Ariel Castro and held for more than a decade, first appeared on Dr. Phil last year and revealed the true story of what happened inside Cleveland’s notorious house of horrors. Now, one year after being rescued, Michelle says she is stronger, happier and finally free -- and joins Dr. Phil for the first time ever in front of a live studio audience. Learn what happened to Michelle after she was freed and how she has reclaimed her life. Then, hear about Michelle’s troubled childhood. And, Michelle recently reunited with her fellow captives, Gina DeJesus and Amanda Berry -- how is their relationship now? Plus, Michelle discusses her new book, Finding Me: A Decade of Darkness, a Life Reclaimed: A Memoir of the Cleveland Kidnappings, which details the terrifying abuse she suffered while being held hostage -- incidents so horrific, she can’t talk about them all on TV. And, meet the people who have become Michelle’s newfound family -- and see how they’re helping her fulfill her lifelong dreams. What does the future hold for this brave, young woman? Plus, don’t miss Dr. Phil’s special surprises for Michelle!

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Replied By: kittypaws on Nov 15, 2014, 4:23AM
Michelle, it was great seeing you again on Dr. Phil and the progress your making, going forward with your life. When I saw you with horses it inspired me to create this for you. I'm so greatful that human beings were created for magnificent animals.

Soaring through the wind

I pride myself strong

Free to live with grace

Here too I belong

I take a stance of dignity

I walk without shame

My spirit is beauty

Horse is my name

Take good care of yourself!
Replied By: snkgrl42 on Nov 14, 2014, 6:43PM
So glad to see the update on Michelle Knight.  My heart broke for her after hearing all that Michelle has gone through since being rescued.  How a family can turn their back like that is unbelievable.  Seeing her story today proved to me that there is still some good in this world.  Michelle, keep your head up and remember, yes you will always have Dr. Phil in your corner as well as every girl, woman out here.  You survived the most unbearable situation possible and to see the strides you have made proved that once a fighter, always a fighter.  Keep strong and many more wonderful days ahead for you.

Sending all my love to the strongest woman I wish I could meet!
Replied By: mamamia29 on Nov 14, 2014, 3:01PM
So glad to see Michelle Knight on the show and hear how well she is doing....I just love Michelle and wish I were able to tell her how I feel about her. She is a very strong, mature young woman who has gone through so much but is doing very well and I am so happy for only regret is Todd took up so much of the show's time.....I would of loved to see more of Michelle.
Replied By: noubarian on Nov 14, 2014, 10:07AM
I am so glad michelle seems to be doing better, it looks like her confidence is so much higher. It looks like she is able to have some eye contact with the person she is speaking with now. Way to go Michelle, keep going!!! N
Replied By: mpabst on Jun 9, 2014, 5:13PM
I have watched both of Dr. Phil's interviews with Michelle and am so happy to see the progress she has made in such a short time.  I'm thrilled for her that she is going to culinary school, what an exciting and fulfilling career she will have!  From the day she was rescued my heart went out to her, my prayers have been with her and I was very happy to see how much money the dr. phil foundation earned for Michelle.  She deserves our love, support, kindness and I'm so proud of her.  I hope she knows there are people everywhere who care about her.  She has been an inspiration to me! Thank you Michelle and thank you Dr. Phil for being there, supporting Michelle and for allowing her to meet Celine Dion. She has overcome the worst and deserves nothing but the best this world has to offer.
Replied By: raquelbrinson on May 21, 2014, 8:08PM
Hi Dr. Phill! 

I use my DVR to record your shows, so I'm kind of behind. I watched your third show with Michelle Knight today and I remember when she was on your show last year. I just wanted to say to her...


You are an amazing, beautiful, courageous, and smart woman!!! WE ARE SO PROUD OF YOU!!! Whenever you think you don't have a family, remember that WE ARE YOUR FAMILY NOW!!! WE LOVE YOU!!!

Yours truly,

Raquel Brinson
Replied By: grandma1971 on May 19, 2014, 9:35PM
Dear Michelle,

I'm from Ontario Canada, and after watching both of your interviews on Dr.Phill and the news 24/7 for days after you were found, I have just read your book. You have the most admirable inner strength, I'm so happy you shared your story with everyone and the book was easy to comprehend and read even though it was heartbreaking of all you endured. I could not put it down for even a second till I was done. I truely believe that anyone that thinks they have it rough in life or is having a rough time really needs to pick up your book and read it male or female. It really made me appreciate all I have and what I have been through in my life, and to not take any moment for granted. I truely from the bottom of my heart hope you are reunited with your Huggy Bear soon as you deserve to be an important part of his life. I can truely see and respect why you don't want to interupt his life but I really hope his adoptive family sees that you never stopped for one minute trying to be his mommy as that was taken from you. And i hope when  you do reunite with him we see you's on the dr phil show. Big hugs Michelle you are truely my hero, and i hope and pray everyday that you are happy and get to enjoy the rest of your life and with Joey in it. xoxox
Replied By: concernedindc on May 13, 2014, 4:15PM - In reply to kara75
My thoughts exactly - except you expressed them in words beautifully!  Thanks.
Replied By: cdngrl2 on May 13, 2014, 1:00AM
Words just cannot express how I feel about what happened to Michelle, her ability to survive it, her determination to go on, and for her courage to tell us the story.   Thank you for sharing her story Dr. Phil.  I wish I could somehow let her know how much my heart wants to give her a hug and let her know she will NEVER be forgotten again.  

 I pray deeply that soon she can be reunited with her son.   

Replied By: kara75 on May 12, 2014, 8:21PM
I just want Michelle to know from Ontario, that I think that she has an amazing heart. I missed the first interview, but happy to have caught this one. I am so sorry for all of your pain, before during and after the abduction. From experience, God made some of us to endure hardships and who could keep on loving as purely as you do and you should be proud of that calling/gift. If you ever read that and I'm sure you've seen, that not everyone gets to love like that and I believe it is an honour, although it hurts like hell sometimes, but seems to always be worth it once we get through it, eh? It is extremely inspirational to hear that you kept your eye/heart on the light/hope that was in your heart through it all, but more that you found forgiveness and peace and serenity and acceptance it seems almost immediately..even at a distance. The world finds it easier to hate, but you love still and that is amazing. God bless you.
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