A Crisis Communications firm has released a video of the three women allegedly kidnapped and held hostage in Cleveland by Ariel Castro.

Here is the statement, followed by the video.

"Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight would like to say thank you to people from Cleveland and across the world who have offered support to them. They are extremely grateful for the tremendous outpouring of kindness they have received and wished to put voices and faces to their heartfelt messages with this video.

The women still maintain a strong desire for privacy and ask that everyone continue to respect their wishes in that regard going forward. Thank you."