Crime

Lawyers: Freed Cleveland Women 'Happy and Safe'

Appreciate all the public support

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Three women who were rescued this month after allegedly being held captive in a Cleveland house for close to a decade "are happy and safe," and overwhelmed by the public's support, their attorneys said in a statement released Wednesday.

Amanda Berry, Michelle Knight and Georgina "Gina" DeJesus "want you to know they're doing well," the attorneys' statement reads.

"They are happy and safe and continue to heal, a process that requires time and privacy," attorneys Kathy Joseph, Heather Kimmel, Henry Hilow and James Wooley said.