They say crying doesn’t mean you’re weak. It means you have been strong for too long.
Such was the case with Michelle Knight during an interview on CNN's "New Day" Friday.
Knight, who was held captive in a Cleveland home for more than a decade with Gina DeJesus and Amanda Berry, was asked to respond to the recent story of a California woman who was allegedly held captive for ten years by her mother's ex-boyfriend.
The suspect's attorney claims the woman made it all up.
“You’re making people not want to come out, not want to say anything. You’re making people want to sit there and keep it to their self and go through the abuse when you say stupid crap like that," Knight said while choking back tears.
She then blurted out, "I need a break!”
Tissues and hugs were given before the interview continued.
Knight was one of three women held in the Seymour Avenue home on Cleveland's west side.
She has granted many interviews since her May 6, 2013 rescue and frequently speaks of hope despite what she's been through.
Earlier this month, Michelle Knight sat down with FOX 8 News in the Morning for her only Cleveland interview. Michelle talked about her new book, 'Finding Me' and her healing process.
*CLICK here to hear her entire interview.*