Throughout her imprisonment, numerous NBA and WNBA stars have called for her release. But as Cherelle explained, those closest to her are pressing forward the best way they can.
“Everything about this is a calculation for me because I have to walk the fine line of harm versus help when it comes to my wife right now,” Cherelle said. “So, as much as I want to advocate for her and push for our governments to do everything, I also have to take into account that she’s in a position where she could be harmed also, by any and everything I do, and so, it’s a thin line to walk.”
Although Cherelle said she was initially told to “stay quiet,” that’s simply not an option for her.
“I did that and, respectfully, we’re over 140 days at this point, that does not work,” Cherelle continued. “So, I will not be quiet anymore. I will find that balance of harm versus help in pushing our government to do everything that’s possible because being quiet—they are not moving, they are not doing anything. And my wife is struggling, and we have to help her.”