In a new interview with The National Enquirer, Amanda’s father Johnny Berry, who is battling a deadly pulmonary disease, reveals that his daughter has been struggling ever since she was rescued from the home of accused kidnapper Ariel Castro – and RadarOnline.com has the details.
“When she called me, her voice was the most beautiful sound I ever heard,” Johnny recalled about talking to his daughter for the first time since she disappeared at the age of 16.
“She said, ‘Hi, Daddy. I’m still alive. I love you, love you, love you!’ We were both crying...it was the happiest day of my life.”
He explains that the 27-year-old, who is living with her sister Beth Serrano in Cleveland, has not recovered from the trauma of her captivity.
“Amanda’s having a terrible time,” he said.
“She’s having nightmares every night, waking up screaming and crying, terrified that Castro is coming after her, or that she’s still a prisoner. She told me she’s afraid her freedom is a dream and she’s going to wake up to the horror of finding out she is still a prisoner.”
For more on Amanda Berry and her father’s in-depth interview, pick up the latest issue of The National Enquirer, on newsstands Thursday.