Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus Sign Book Deal

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A shade under six months out from the May 6 rescue of Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight, two of the women have signed on to a book deal to tell their stories.

Berry and DeJesus will work with Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Mary Jordan to describe the years they spent living in Ariel Castro's home. Knight's role, if any, in the deal is unclear. There's no set release date for the book.

Here's attorney James R. Wooley of Jones Day, explaining the decision and taking a shot at both the local and national press corps:

Many have told, and continue to tell this story in ways that are both inaccurate and beyond the control of these young women. Our clients have a strong desire for privacy, but it is a reality that confronts them every day. Gina, Amanda and their families have decided to take control and are now interested in telling the story of what happened to them.”

Wooley adds that, their story will be “..above all else, about human dignity and human survival.

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