Michael Jackson: Barbra Streisand apologises over abuse feedback

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Barbra Streisand has stated she didn’t imply to “dismiss the trauma” of the alleged victims

The singer Barbra Streisand has apologised after she was criticised for sympathising with Michael Jackson over little one abuse accusations towards him.

Streisand informed The Instances newspaper that she believed the allegations towards the late famous person however stated his actions “did not kill” the accusers.

She later wrote on Instagram that she was “profoundly sorry for any ache or misunderstanding” precipitated.

Jackson’s brothers have denied that the singer sexually abused kids.

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The accusations have been made in a brand new documentary – Discovering Neverland – which options testimony from two males, Wade Robson and James Safechuck, who say they have been abused tons of of occasions by Michael Jackson from the ages of seven and 10.

Requested whether or not she believed Mr Robson and Mr Safechuck, Streisand stated she “completely” did.

However she continued: “His sexual wants have been his sexual wants, coming from no matter childhood he has or no matter DNA he has.

“You possibly can say ‘molested’, however these kids, as you heard say [Robson and Safechuck], they have been thrilled to be there. They each married and so they each have kids, so it did not kill them.”

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Streisand stated she felt unhealthy for each the youngsters and for Jackson, including: “I blame, I suppose, the mother and father, who would enable their kids to sleep with him”.

The Instances’ full interview with Streisand (paywall)

She later stated in an announcement that she believed the mother and father of the 2 younger males “have been additionally victimised and seduced by fame and fantasy”.

“To be crystal clear, there isn’t any scenario or circumstance the place it’s OK for the innocence of kids to be taken benefit of by anybody,” her assertion reads.

She additionally wrote in a social media publish that she “did not imply to dismiss the trauma these boys skilled in any method”.

Her preliminary feedback in The Instances sparked a backlash on social media.

Jackson was dogged by allegations of kid abuse earlier than his demise in 2009 – allegations he denied.

In 2003, police raided his Neverland Ranch in California whereas investigating claims he had molested a 13-year-old boy. He was acquitted of all costs in 2005.

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