Barbra Streisand is clarifying her stance on the sexual abuse allegations made against the late Michael Jackson. In a recent interview, the 76-year-old singer reportedly defended Jackson in light of Wade Robson and James Safechuck’s accusations, which immediately led to a wave of backlash as fans expressed disappointment in Streisand. On Saturday afternoon, the A Star is Born actress amended her statement via a representative.
In HBO’s recent documentary Leaving Neverland, Robson and Safechuck detail several years of Jackson allegedly grooming and molesting them as children.
Streisand told the London Times on Friday that she “absolutely” believes Robson and Safechuck, but they were “thrilled to be there” with Jackson and the singer’s alleged actions “didn’t kill them” because both accusers went on to marry and have children.
More recently, however, the singer clarified that there is “no situation or circumstance” where it is acceptable for “the innocence of children to be taken advantage of by anyone.”