Actress Barbra Streisand (76) made some striking statements about ‘Leaving Neverland’, the documentary in which James Safechuck and Wade Robson claim that Michael Jackson sexually abused them. “I believe them for sure, without a doubt,” says Barbra. “But on the other hand, they didn’t die from it.”
Streisand defends King Of Pop, who died in 2009, because he never really raped the boys in her eyes. “I believe the story of those guys is true, but it’s not like they were against their will at the time. They were in love with Michael, he did not force them. “
She mainly blames Safechuck and Robson’s parents for allowing their children to sleep in bed with Michael. She admits that it is not surprising that Michael fell for children. “Michael’s needs were what they were,” she shrugs. “What do you want with his own problematic childhood?”
“You can say he ‘abused’ those children,” she continues. “But he didn’t keep them imprisoned or something. Those guys were overjoyed to be with him, you can hear that in the documentary. In the end, both men were married and had children of their own, so they obviously didn’t die of it. ”
“It’s a combination of things … I feel sorry for those men, but also for Michael.” Barbra met Jackson a few times while he was alive. “I remember him as very childish, but sweet.” Remarkably, she refused to sing a duet with him, although she had received that request from him.