Gina DeJesus remembers playing Russian Roulette with Ariel Castro
CLEVELAND – Her survival story has been talked about for nearly two years, it’s been nearly that long since Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight were found alive in a Cleveland home.
The women survived being kidnapped, years of abuse and being held against their will.
Now, Gina is speaking out about the new book she and Amanda have in the works, ‘Hope: A Memoir of Survival in Cleveland,’ written with Mary Jordan and Kevin Sullivan. The book goes on sale on April 28.
Gina told People she has memories of Castro playing Russian Roulette with her, although she didn’t understand it at first.
“He explains the game: If I am willing to take the risk, he will put the gun to my head and pull the trigger,” she says in the new book. “If I live, he’ll give me a chance to put the gun to his head. ‘Okay,’ I tell him.”
She adds, “I’m nervous. But I can’t stand what’s happening in the house anymore. ‘I’m ready.’ He puts the gun to my temple and pulls the trigger. I hear a click.”
She told People that she didn’t care if she died or not, she figured she would be there forever anyway. But she admits that she wanted to turn the gun on Castro.
Michelle Knight released her own memoir, ‘Finding Me,’ in May.