The title of a recently released MSNBC article is “Cleveland kidnap victims thank supporters (and) PLEAD FOR PRIVACY” (Web-site/URL: http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/05/12/18210200-cleveland-kidnap-victims-thank-supporters-plead-for-privacy?lite).
“The three women imprisoned in a Cleveland home for a decade expressed gratitude to the community and REQUESTED PRIVACY so they can recover from the ordeal with their families, via a spokesman at a brief press conference Sunday morning (May 12, 2013)”.
“Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight will not speak with media representatives during the criminal investigation and prosecution of their accused captor, Ariel Castro, according to Jim Wooley, a partner at the Jones Day law firm in Cleveland”.
“Wooley read brief statements from the three women”:
According to Berry’s statement, “Thank you so much for everything you’re doing and continue to do. I am so happy to be home with MY FAMILY“.
According to DeJesus’ statement, “I’m so happy to be home and want to thank everybody for all your prayers. I just want time now to be with MY FAMILY“.
According to Knight’s statement, “Thank you to everyone for your support and good wishes. I am healthy, happy and safe and will reach out to FAMILY, friends and supporters IN GOOD TIME“. We can be sure that this will take a LONG “time”.
Finally, “Wooley added that the three victims have “pleaded” for privacy while they reunite with family and recover from their MULTI-year ORDEAL“. THIS WAS INDEED A TERRIFYING 10-YEAR “ordeal” (Web-site/URL: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2013_Cleveland,_Ohio,_missing_trio). “You all care greatly about their well-being, so please respect this MOST BASIC request” which of course is PRIVACY. Privacy is the “most basic request” except in CHINA, HONG KONG and TAIWAN.
The conclusion to this article is very important. The recurring theme throughout this article is “requested privacy” because the last thing we want is for details of our PRIVATE lives to be splattered all over newspapers or in the case of SUPER-traditional CHINESE parents, screamed out on the street like MICHELLE WANG, KATE HE and GAO WEI & CUI XILING, with the latter exploding into a full-blown scandal because Gao & Cui only got married in order to get admitted to the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) with Gao taking six years to complete his PhD. (Web-site/URL: http://www.qcri.qa/our-people/bio?pid=44) and Cui taking EIGHT and publishing only ONE paper during that time because she was too busy having TWO kids in 3.5 years ON RELATIVES ORDERS (Web-site/URL: http://www.hksyu.edu/ba/CuiXiling.html).http://www.hksyu.edu/ba/CuiXiling.html).