‘I Am A Sex Addict’: Kidnap Victim Blames Ariel Castro’s Disease, Not Him, For The 11 Years Of Rape And Abuse She Went Through

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In a live interview, Michelle Knight tells audience she blames Ariel Castro’s “sex addiction” and not him for her years of abuse.

Cleveland house of horrors kidnap victim Michelle Knight revealed Sunday that she not only forgives her brutal captor Ariel Castro, but she also doesn’t blame him for the perverse horrors he subjected her to for 11 years.

‘At first I hated him,’ Knight told the group at Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin High School. ‘But I went through therapy and realized it hadn’t been his fault. He had a disease.’

The shocking revelation came as Knight, 33, addressed a live audience for the first time ever in Chardon, Ohio.

While Knight has changed her own name, preferring to go by Lily now, she’s now able to refer to Castro where for so long he was single ‘that dude.’

‘I was able to say his name, Ariel Castro…I was able to forgive him,’ she said, according to Cleveland.com.

Knight said that Castro spoke to her of his ‘sexual addiction’ when he first abducted her. He told her at the time that he only intended to keep her for a little while.

‘I knew he was lying, but what could I do,’ she said.

‘I am a sex addict,’ Knight recalled Castro saying. ‘I cannot control myself.’

She now blames that addiction, and not the man himself, for her decade of disgusting abuse. She even offered the audience of 300 some advice:

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