The director of Leaving Neverland, Dan Reed, has slammed celebrities who have been supporting Michael Jackson.
Leaving Neverland, which was released earlier this month, details past allegations of child sexual abuse made against Michael – focusing on accusations made by choreographer Wade Robson and computer programmer James Safechuck.
Despite the documentary’s shocking allegations, a number of stars have shown their support for the late singer, including Diana Ross and Barbra Streisand.
Speaking to Channel Seven’s Sunrise, Dan Reed said: “People like Barbra Streisand are coming out and saying that it was not such a bad thing and that it didn’t kill them – that’s horrific.”
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“It does tell you about attitudes in the industry – particularly among the older generation.”
“Stars having their way with fans was something that was accepted and it was all brushed under the carpet because money was being made.’
Just last week, Barbra Streisand came under fire after she claimed Michael’s accusers were “thrilled to be there”.
In an interview with The Times of London, the legendary singer was asked what she thought about Leaving Neverland.
The 76-year-old said she “absolutely” believes the alleged victims – but then said, “His sexual needs were his sexual needs, coming from whatever childhood he has or whatever DNA he has.”
She continued, “You can say ‘molested,’ but those children, as you heard say [in the documentary], they were thrilled to be there. They both married and they both have children, so it didn’t kill them.”
Barbra faced serious backlash for her comments, and has since released an apology.