A website dedicated to advertising local events in Cleveland, Ohio, is facing immense backlash after publishing a Facebook post about a gingerbread house-themed event and inexplicably including a startling reference to the victims of convicted kidnapper and rapist Ariel Castro in the description. The joke seemed to be alluding to the traumatic experiences endured by Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, and Michelle Knight, three women who were kidnapped by Ariel Castro and held in his Cleveland home for years before escaping in The off-color joke offended many on social media, including those in charge at the TownHall restaurant, who told Cleveland. When we started CoolCleveland over 16 years ago, it was to help and support the cool events, cool people and cool venues in our region, not to cause further harm and pain. Mulready apologized to Townhall in his statement, and reiterated that the restaurant was not responsible for the offensive post. I take full responsibility for the human error that allowed the post to be published in the first place.
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Joan Rivers Refuses to Apologize to Ariel Castro’s Kidnapping Victims | WZAK
In a statement sent to The Associated Press by her publicist, Rivers says it was a joke she made as a comedian. She says the women are free and people should move on. It was a little, stupid joke. There is nothing to apologize for. I made a joke. Castro, who was convicted of live in prison plus 1, years, hanged himself in jail in September
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CLEVELAND — Ariel Castro intentionally left doors unlocked at his house in the months before three women escaped after nearly a decade of captivity because he knew the end was near, his former defense attorney said. Castro felt that the young girl he fathered with one of his captives was getting older and needed to be in school with a life outside the house, attorney Craig Weintraub told WKYC in Cleveland. Tuesday is the anniversary of the escape from the house by Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus, whose breakout and subsequent recounting of the horrors they suffered during their time in captivity drew substantial attention.
The year-old compared her living arrangements with her daughter to the confinement of the three women held by Ariel Castro in Cleveland. Michelle Knight, Gina DeJesus and Amanda Berry escaped from his basement last year after 10 years of rape, starvation and emotional and physical abuse. Castro was sentenced to life, plus 1, years in prison, where he later hung himself. Unsurprisingly, the lawyers of Berry and DeJesus demanded an apology.