The first glimpse of the memoir of two women who were held captive for more than 10 years in a Cleveland home has been released.
CLEVELAND - Amanda Berry was sighted on stage with rapper Nelly Saturday at RoverFest in Voinovich Park in downtown Cleveland, just one day after her abductor Ariel Castro plead guilty to 937 charges.
Concert goer Lisa Albertini told NewsChannel5, "When Rover introduced them he made a comment about how she (Amanda Berry) has a lot of catching up to do."
Albertini went on to say that St. Louis rapper Nelly came on the stage and introduced Berry, who then stayed toward the back of the stage throughout the performance. At the end of his set, Nelly called Berry up and sang a song for her.
Videos posted on YouTube from the event show Berry with Rover and Nelly. The rapper says to Berry, "I know that's a long time and I can't even imagine the type of strength and type of courage that it took to keep it going," before performing his song "Just A Dream."
Berry, pictured wearing sunglasses, was among thousands to attend RoverFest 2013. The acts included Nelly, The Wailers, 10 Years, Jim Florentine and Miss Morning Glory Calendar Search.
This is the first time that pictures have emerged of Berry out in public at an event since she, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight escaped the Seymour Avenue home of Ariel Castro.
On Friday, Castro accepted a plea deal which would put him in prison for the rest of his life. Castro is scheduled to be sentenced Thursday.
Viking announced Monday that it has acquired the planned book by Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus.
Mary Jordan, a reporter for the Washington Post, will write a book for Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus about the horrors that happened inside the house on Seymour Avenue.
Ohio lawmakers are expected to consider a bill this week that would offer cash reparations and other benefits to Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus.
The fund set up to receive donations to assist the three women who were kidnapped and raped in a Cleveland house over a decade has taken in more than $1.4 million, but confusion exists on whether the donations are tax deductible.
The 911 dispatcher who took Amanda Berry's call from Seymour Avenue has been disciplined.
Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro said he called the mother of one of his captives and told the woman her daughter was alive and had become his wife, according to interrogation tapes.
The investigation into the 911 handler who spoke with Amanda Berry is nearing completion.
A Craigslist advertisement has been removed claiming to have instruments taken from the home of Ariel Castro.
A 911 dispatcher is under fire for possibly using inappropriate language and not following procedures during Amanda Berry's call for help.