THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW NOW REGARDING CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE THIS WEEK
Los Angeles (The Karney Report) — Have the divas of music lost their mind . . . Ms. Barbra Streisand, Ms. Diana Ross?
Barbra Streisand says Michael Jackson’s accusers were ‘thrilled’ to be there’ and his ‘sexual needs were his sexual needs’. The legendary singer and actress said that Wade Robson and James Safechuck — whose allegations against the late King of Pop resurfaced in the explosive documentary Leaving Neverland — “were thrilled to be there” and that, what allegedly happened to them “didn’t kill them.”
Diana Ross defends “Magnificent” Michael Jackson, telling critics to ‘Stop in the Name of Love.’ Diana Ross is defending Michael Jackson in light of claims made against the pop icon in the same documentary, Leaving Neverland. On Saturday, Ross shared a message of support for her late longtime friend, as she seemingly admonished those speaking out against him. “This is what’s on my heart this morning,” Ross, wrote on Twitter Tuesday. “I believe and trust that Michael Jackson was and is ‘A magnificent incredible force to me and many others.'”
From a survivors point of view, our perpetrators told us they were sexually abusing us in the name of love too. Most sexual abuse survivors would do anything for the love and approval of the abuser. They groomed us, used our innocence, our immaturity, our need for love, to prey upon us. So saying “in the name of love” makes Diana Ross tone deaf to survivors plight and pain.
Ms. Streisand, knowing what you now know, would you have left Jason in Michael Jackson’s care, to have overnight sleepovers in the same bed with Jackson, even if your son Jason was “thrilled” to be there?
Ms. Ross, would you have left Tracee, Evan, Rhonda, Ross Naess, or Chudney with Michael Jackson for overnight stays, alcohol fueled playtime, watching pornography and sexual fondling, abuse, assault “all in the name of love?”
And if you wouldn’t have left your loved ones with Michael Jackson, what about the rest of us? Aren’t we deserving of the same respect and protection?
From a survivors point of view, I’m deeply disturbed and disappointed in you both. You sound like Wade Robson and James Safechuck’s mothers, the silent partners. You sound like my mother. My mother pimped me out to my father to keep him coming home to her at night. I was the bargaining chip. Him for me. I did it in the name of love. I was thrilled to be with my father.
The mother’s of Wade Robson and James Safechuck admittedly had their own agenda at their child’s expense. A price too many women and enablers are willing to pay. Add money, fame, stardom and power to the Kool Aid and you have a poisonous cocktail that far too many are ‘thrilled’ to sip from. Just ask the one-in-three-girls, and the one-in-four-boys who are sexually abused before there 18th birthday, how their mothers looked the other way or pimped them out. Just ask R. Kelly’s accusers, Wood Allen’s accuser (his own daughter Dylan Farrow), Harvey Weinstein’s accusers, Bill Cosby’s accusers, Jeffrey Epstein’s accusers. Just ask me, ask any survivor, and they will help educate and enlighten you, just what we did “in the name of love” and just how “thrilled” we were to be there, and what happened to us, ‘didn’t kill us’, it just made us wish we were dead.
In every case we blame the accusers and their enablers. But we are all enablers.We’re all to blame for Michael Jackson, R. Kelly, Harvey Weinstein, Bill Cosby, Kevin Spacey, Woody Allen, Donald Trump, Brett Kavanaugh, Brock Turner, Roy Moore, Larry Nassar, Cardinal Pelt, Robert Scoble, Lockhart Steele, Jeremy Piven, Brett Ratner, Steven Seagal, Russell Simmons, Jeffrey Epstein and all the others, accused of sexual assault, child sexual abuse, incest, sexual harassment, and sexual misconduct. Time Magazine.
We are, each and every one of us, responsible. We owe every single victim/survivor our deepest apology, and our pledge to do better. MUCH BETTER. Our lives, our future, our children’s future, our wellness, depend on it. We owe survivors a duty. We know, we believe, we disbelieve, we ask the legal system to solve the problem, which under existing law, it is incapable of doing fairly to victims or to the accused.
An example of our responsibility: We read the headlines from Michael Jackson’s accusers of child sexual abuse and child pornography in 1993. We knew in 2004 that there were new allegations against Michael Jackson; additional boys came forward alleging child sex abuse. Accusations against R. Kelly surfaced in 1994. Women have spoken for over two decades about being drugged and sexually assaulted by Bill Cosby. Larry Nassar, Harvey Weinstein, Woody Allen, Roy Moore, Donald Trump’s accusers have spoken their truths for decades. We just didn’t want to listen. But more than that, we don’t want to do anything about it. The patriarchy protects white men. White men are still in power. They don’t want their privilege and unlimited access to women and children restrained in any way.
The Legal System Needs to be Changed Nation Wide for Victims of Sexual Violence
The legal system needs to be changed nationwide (Federal legislation) to create fair, consistent civil rights for survivors and due process for defendants. But the laws are not in place to believe and protect victims or to support survivors. Especially against the climate of stars being kings, where any and all behavior is tolerated, because that was the price for being “thrilled” to be in Michael Jackson’s world and he was too “A Magnificent” to be held accountable. We didn’t stop predators in the name of love; we didn’t even slow them down.
If you had enough money or fame, there were no consequences. And the same is true today. We, as a society are complicit in allowing pedophiles, perpetrators and predators unrestrained access to women and children. We don’t listen or believe children; we don’t care enough about women to do anything about it.
We tell victims and others, “See something, say something…and then we do nothing.”
We don’t listen to children we don’t believe children we don’t make it easy for them to tell their truth. We don’t care enough about women to actually hold sex abusers accountable in ways that a civilized society should.
We are responsible. You are responsible. Congress is responsible. All of our institutions are responsible. Every man and woman is responsible.
We need to do better. This is a national emergency in America.