London, March 23 (IANS) Veteran singer-actress Barbra Streisand believes late pop star Michael Jackson’s accusers, but says they were thrilled to be there.
Streisand shared her thoughts about MJ’s alleged molestation of several boys, with the Times in the U.K. During the interview, she was asked about her thoughts on “Leaving Neverland”.
She said that she believes Wade Robson and James Safechuck, who alleged in a documentary that they were abused by Jackson as children, reports variety.com.
“Oh absolutely,” she said in the interview.
“That was too painful.”
Streisand said that on the occasions she met Jackson, he was “very sweet, very childlike”.
But despite the material being painful to watch, she seemed to have some sympathy for the late pop star.
“His sexual needs were his sexual needs, coming from whatever childhood he has or whatever DNA he has,” she told the Times.
“You can say ‘molested’, but those children, as you heard them say (the grown-up Robson and Safechuk), they were thrilled to be there. They both married and they both have children, so it didn’t kill them.”
Asked if she’s angry with Jackson, she replied: “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 shows and the dancing and the hats?”