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Ohio Kidnapping Survivors Are Working On Book; Knight To Be Interviewed By Dr. Phil

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A screenshot from a video released by the three victims of Ariel Castro, (L-R) Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus. (Photo by Angelo Merendino/Getty Images)

A screenshot from a video released by the three victims of Ariel Castro, (L-R) Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus. (Photo by Angelo Merendino/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (AP/CBS CLEVELAND) — Two of the three women held captive for a decade in a Cleveland house are collaborating with a Pulitzer Prize-winning team of Washington Post reporters for a book about their ordeal.

In a statement issued Monday to The Associated Press, an attorney for Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus says they will work with the Post’s Mary Jordan, a Cleveland native, and her husband and fellow reporter, Kevin Sullivan. No meetings with publishers have been scheduled.

Negotiations will be handled by Washington-based attorney Robert Barnett, whose clients include President Barack Obama and Amanda Knox.

Berry, DeJesus and Michelle Knight were kidnapped between 2002 and 2004 by Ariel Castro, a former school bus driver. Castro, sentenced to life in prison, hanged himself in his prison cell in September.

Michelle Knight, the first victim taken, will be the first to break her silence in an upcoming interview with Dr. Phil McGraw in early November for a 3 part installment on the “Dr. Phil” show.

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