Diana Ross urges Michael Jackson critics to stop in the name of love amid resurrected sex abuse claims – Fox News

Diana Ross urges Michael Jackson critics to \stop in the name of love\ amid resurrected sex abuse claims - Fox News

Barbra Streisand is profoundly sorry for controversial remarks on Michael Jackson accusers

Michael Jacksons estate is calling the Leaving Neverland documentary a character assassination after it debuts at the Sundance Film Festival.

The former Supremes frontwoman tweeted Saturday, "This is what’s on my heart this morning. I believe and trust that Michael Jackson was and is A magnificent incredible force to me and to many others. STOP IN THE NAME OF LOVE."

She writes in part: “I am profoundly sorry for any pain or misunderstanding I caused by not choosing my words more carefully about Michael Jackson and his victims.”

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Jackson, who died in 2009, has been the subject of much criticism and scrutiny following the HBO documentary "Leaving Neverland," which detailed harrowing sex abuse allegations against the King of Pop.

Streisand was quoted in The Times of London as saying that Jacksons accusers were “thrilled to be there” and that the alleged abuse “didnt kill them.”

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Wade Robson and James Safechuck came forward in the documentary and alleged that Jackson groomed them as children, as well as their families, and acted as a paternal figure to them before sexually abusing each of them for years.

After an initial statement to The Associated Press in which she sought to clarify her remarks, Streisand posted an apology that went further.

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The legendary singer and actress said that Wade Robson and James Safechuck — whose allegations against the late King of Pop resurfaced in the recent documentary Leaving Neverland” — were thrilled to be there and that what allegedly happened to them didnt kill them.”

When Jordan Chandler accused Jackson of sexual abuse in 1993, both Safechuck and Robson denied Jackson molested them. Robson reiterated his denial in 2005 when Jackson was on trial for allegedly sexually abusing Gavin Arvizo — for which Jackson was acquitted.

Streisand, 76, made the strange comments to British newspaper The Times in a piece out Friday, in which she also said that Jacksons sexual needs were his sexual needs.

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Robson explained last month that he simply lived in fear of the singer's wrath while Jackson was alive, claiming, "Michael's training of me to testify began the first night that he began abusing me. He started telling me, 'If anybody finds out, we'll both go to jail.'"

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"I wish that I was ready [at the time]. I wish that I could have helped Gavin Arvizo receive some justice … for what happened to him."

The singer and actor said she “absolutely” believes the two men, but when asked how she reconciles the man she knew with the man described in the documentary, she said, “His sexual needs were his sexual needs, coming from whatever childhood he has or whatever DNA he has.”

Jackson's estate has vehemently and repeatedly denied all accusations of impropriety and illegal behavior against the "Thriller" icon, pointing out that he was never convicted of any crimes. The estate is suing HBO over "Leaving Neverland," alleging that the documentary violated a non-disparagement contract Jackson had with the cable giant.

Many Twitter users reacted with sheer bewilderment at her insensitivity to potential sexual abuse victims, and even her fans expressed disbelief that she would say such things. Others took a more lighthearted approach to the shocking statements.

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Streisand’s controversial statements appeared in an interview with the Times, where she was asked about the Leaving Neverland documentary in which Wade Robson and James Safechuck detail allegations of sexual abuse by Jackson.

Ross' post came just a day after Barbra Streisand was slammed for her own remarks about the molestation claims that plagued Jackson for decades.

Streisand initially said in an interview of the child sex abuse allegations against Jackson, "His sexual needs were his sexual needs, coming from whatever childhood he has or whatever DNA he has. You can say 'molested,' but those children, as you heard [the grown-up Robson and Safechuck] say, they were thrilled to be there. They both married and they both have children, so it didn’t kill them."

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After a slew of backlash, the "Yentl" star walked back on her words, telling Variety in a statement, "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."

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