Michelle Knight's mother has not been allowed to see her daughter since she escaped from captivity Monday afternoon.
Michelle has been at MetroHealth Medical Center where she's asked that no visitors be allowed to see her.
Friday she released this statement:
"Michelle Knight is in good spirits and would like the community to know that she is extremely grateful for the outpouring of of flowers and gifts. She is especially thankful for the Cleveland Courage Fund. She asks that everyone please continue to respect her privacy at this time."
Friday we learned that Barbara Knight, Michelle's mother, had retained a lawyer in order to try to get access to see her daughter.
Jay Milano is a Senior Partner at Milano Pasch Medici Attorneys & Counselors at Law.
Milano talked exclusively to WKYC's, John Anderson, Friday.
"Barbara just wants to be a part of the healing process," said Milano.
Barbara flew into Cleveland from Florida Tuesday night but has been denied access to see Michelle.