Barbra Streisand apologises for abuse remarks

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Entertainment, Hollywood

The stories these two young men shared were painful to hear, and I feel nothing but sympathy for them, says Barbra.

Barbra Streisand

Barbra Streisand has apologised over her remarks about Michael Jackson and two men who have accused him of sexual abuse in the documentary Leaving Neverland, saying she should have chosen her words more carefully and that she admires the accusers for “speaking their truth.” The legendary actress said she believes what Wade Robson and James Safechuck said in the film, but that “it didn’t kill them.”

In a new statement given to Variety, Barbra said, “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. The stories these two young men shared were painful to hear, and I feel nothing but sympathy for them. The single most important role of being a parent is to protect their children. It’s clear that the parents of the two young men were also victimised and seduced by fame and fantasy (sic).”

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