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Barbra Streisand Believes Michael Jackson Child Molestation Allegations, But Says 'It Didn't Kill Them'

Barbra Streisand Believes Michael Jackson Child Molestation Allegations, But Says 'It Didn't Kill Them'

Barbra Streisand is causing controversy with her thoughts on Michael Jackson.

The 76-year-old stage and screen icon opened up in an interview with The Times published on Friday (March 22).

In the interview, Barbra blames the parents of Michael’s accusers Wade Robson and James Safechuck for allowing them to sleep at his home, and says she “absolutely” believes them.

“His sexual needs were his sexual needs, coming from whatever childhood he has or whatever DNA he has,” she went on to say.

“You can say ‘molested,’ but those children, as you heard say [the grown-up Robson and Safechuck], they were thrilled to be there. They both married and they both have children, so it didn’t kill them.”

“It’s a combination of feelings. I feel bad for the children. I feel bad for him. I blame, I guess, the parents, who would allow their children to sleep with him. Why would Michael need these little children dressed like him and in the shoes and the dancing and the hats?”

Michael was accused of molestation by Wade and James in the recently released documentary, Leaving Neverland. His estate is now suing HBO for the film for $100 million, claiming “Michael Jackson is innocent period.”

For more from the interview, head to TheTimes.co.uk.

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  • Danae

    I can’t believe you could be this ignorant. So she’s basically saying abusing children is okay and you can do it because it “doesn’t kill them”? Ffs, Barbra, just vanish into the abyss where you’ve spent the past decade.

  • atlqueen112

    She probably should have just said nothing at all, you know, to put it lightly.

  • ml44

    She’s not wrong about the parents.

  • tsevca

    “His sexual needs were his sexual needs”? No, woman, no! People should learn there is no need to comment things at all costs.

  • WW1968

    Sorry babs, I’m a 50 yo man who was the victim of child molestation. I went on to serve on the front lines of a war, graduate college and make a good life for myself. Did being molested kill me? No. But does it affect me every single day of my life? Yes. EVERYSINGLEGODDAMNDAYOFMYLIFE. Severely disappointed in you.

  • MyName

    They should be charged with selling their children whether the kids were molested or not. Most parents would not allow their child to have their own adult friend under any circumstances.

  • Danae

    One of these women said she mourned Jackson for a week after his death. The other said she was overjoyed that he’s dead and would not be able to hurt any other child anymore. Spot the difference.

  • imsn

    never liked her

  • logik69

    We could be kind and chalk it up to dementia?

  • Casey C

    how to normalise paedophilia – ‘his sexual needs were his sexual needs’. UM NO. abuse might not always kill, but lemme tell ya, there are days you’ll wish you had died. that you’ll actively pursue death. how disgustingly ignorant.

  • http://www.soundcloud.com/cigo8179 eternalfratboy

    You old battalax!!!! MIke is innocent !!! Why did you keep your nose x why is your son a phaggot !!! These beeeotches need to keep their mouths shut!!! Will never listen to her again!!! KUNt!!!!!

  • MyName

    I see no difference between the two. Each said just what they thought they should have said. Both though had the same actions. It wasn’t a close family member or friend who was enticing the kids and then was sneaking and hiding. These parents sent their children to have sleepovers with a grown man.

  • Alysso

    You are an imbecile. I hope MJ burns in hell right now near his monster father.

  • Alysso

    “His sexual needs were his sexual needs” Whaaaaaat? WTF??
    Stick his tongue in a 7 years old boy anus or trick him to suck your dick are not sexual needs!! First of all it’s a crime!
    Hollywood is full of trash who continues to justify the pedo monsters and cover them up!!

  • Silly People

    So Barbara’s logic is that if it didn’t kill you, it’s no big deal? What an out of touch a**hole she is.

  • Silly People

    I’m sorry that happened to you.And that you have to listen to shit like this.

  • Phil the Donahue

    Obviously she is a total narcissist abuser. Anyone who acts like being abused isn’t a big deal are abusers. She’s nasty.

  • Phil the Donahue

    That’s cause she is an abuser. Abusers defend abusers.
    anilow is the same as her. He is just as nasty.

  • neer

    Whaaaaatttttt?!!!!!

    Because of this preposterous logic of Barbra Streisand, from now on, I am not a fan of her talents anymore (singing, acting, filming). I am cancelling her already.

  • http://www.soundcloud.com/cigo8179 eternalfratboy

    really you’ll be burning in hell… you incubus…. satanist…

  • Shell

    Getting married and having kids isn’t proof you have gotten over being abused. You have to carry on and live your life but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t constantly play in your head. Sometimes all it takes is someone saying or acting the same way the abuser did….hell it could be something as simple as a smell and boom, your back there again.

  • Jenni

    people over 60 say such cringey stuff. so out of touch

  • DeadP001

    Well at least now we know how so many people in Hollywood could get preyed upon. When you have such vile people like her in the industry no wonder the only people who can flourish in it are those who victimize, bully and marginalize.

    She is so canceled and Im glad we can do it while shes still kicking.

  • DeadP001

    Maybe its who they always were though.

  • Alysso

    🖕🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻

  • Strumming My Pain

    What a stupid comment! People over 60 have known abuse and some are still trying to get justice years later!

  • Strumming My Pain

    What a stupid comment! People over 60 have known abuse and some are still trying to get justice years later!

  • Strumming My Pain

    What a stupid comment! People over 60 have known abuse and some are still trying to get justice years later!

  • Strumming My Pain

    Babs, I’m so disappointed in you! Victims of abuse may try to have a life after to survive but they never really get over it. It doesn’t kill them physically but it kills them morally and psychologically.

  • Strumming My Pain

    Babs, I’m so disappointed in you! Victims of abuse may try to have a life after to survive but they never really get over it. It doesn’t kill them physically but it kills them morally and psychologically.

  • Strumming My Pain

    Babs, I’m so disappointed in you! Victims of abuse may try to have a life after to survive but they never really get over it. It doesn’t kill them physically but it kills them morally and psychologically.

  • http://www.soundcloud.com/cigo8179 eternalfratboy

    whore…

  • http://hisblossombunny.tumblr.com/ NerdyBirdy

    ugly ass bitch