Barbra Streisand Attempts To Clarify Remarks About Michael Jackson Accusers

Barbara Streisand released a statement on Saturday, claiming her remarks regarding Michael Jackson and Leaving Neverland to The Times “do not reflect my true feelings.”More »

By wpengine on March 25, 2019

Barbara Streisand released a statement on Saturday, claiming her remarks regarding Michael Jackson and Leaving Neverland to The Times “do not reflect my true feelings.” Saying that she feels sorry for any pain or misunderstanding her words may have caused, Streisand stressed that she does not condone the behavior Jackson is accused of perpetrating in the documentary, which details the experiences of Wade Robson and James Safechuck, who allege that Jackson sexually abused them as children. “To be crystal clear, there is no situation or circumstance where it is OK for the innocence of children to be taken advantage of by anyone,” her statement reads. “The stories these two young men shared were painful to hear, and I feel nothing but sympathy for them.” Streisand came under fire after making comments that seemed to downplay the sexual abuse allegations against Jackson. “You can say ‘molested,’ but those children, as you heard say, they were thrilled to be there,” Streisand said. “They both married and they both have children, so it didn’t kill them.” Streisand also appeared to excuse Jackson’s alleged abuse, saying, “His sexual needs were his sexual needs.” She wrote in her website: “I didn’t mean to dismiss the trauma these boys experienced in any way. Like all survivors of sexual assault, they will have to carry this for the rest of their lives. I feel deep remorse and I hope that James and Wade know that I truly respect and admire them for speaking their truth.” Copyright(c) 2019 RTTNews.com. All Rights ReservedLess «

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