MALIBU, CA. (THECOUNT) — Barbra Streisand is facing backlash after saying she believes Michael Jackson was a child molester, but she also believes his victims made out pretty well in the deal seeing as the sexual attacks didn’t kill them, according to a new interview.

Streisand, 76, appeared in an interviewed conducted by The Times in the UK, and shared her thoughts about Jackson and the accusers, Wade Robson and James Safechuck, who were prominently featured in “Leaving Neverland.”


The award winning crooner seemed sympathetic to Jackson, saying, “His sexual needs were his sexual needs, coming from whatever childhood he has or whatever DNA he has.”

She believes Robson and Safechuck were indeed molested by MJ, saying the HBO documentary was painful to watch.

That said, she went on to dismiss the horror of child molestation, saying, “You can say molested, but those children, as you heard them say [in the documentary] they were thrilled to be there. They both married and they both have children, so it didn’t kill them,” reported TMZ on Saturday.

Streisand wasn’t done. She said, “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?”

Streisand says Jackson once asked her to do a duet, “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You” … but she turned him down.