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Parents to blame: Barbra Streisand’s shocking take on Michael Jackson allegations

Barbra Streisand blamed the parents of Michael Jackson’s alleged abuse victims in an interview with a British newspaper on Friday.

Speaking to the Times of London, Streisand addressed the sexual abuse claims brought by Wade Robson and James Safechuck in the new HBO documentary, “Leaving Neverland.”

Streisand told the newspaper that she doesn’t doubt Jackson abused Robson and Safechuck when they were children but she placed blame for it on their parents — not the King of Pop.

“I blame, I guess, the parents, who would allow their children to sleep with him,” she told the newspaper.

The outlet described Streisand’s attitude to Jackson, who once asked her to sing a duet with him, as “surprisingly sympathetic.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have to agree with Babs here. Michael Jackson's "proclivities" were an open secret in the entertainment industry. But the parents of these kids so wanted to be seen as associated with Michael Jackson that they were willing to barter their children for that access.

I worked on an early Michael Jackson music video (when he was still black) and he was surrounded by this phalanx of people making money off of him, and they never allowed him to just live a normal life. I recall thinking at the time this had to be the loneliest man ever, despite the adoration of his fans. I think because his stardom precluded having a normal childhood is why he built Neverland.

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