Streisand apologizes for Jackson comments

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Barbra Streisand is apologizing outright for her comments about sexual abuse allegations against Michael Jackson.

She said in a second statement Saturday that she should have chosen her words more carefully, and admires the accusers for "speaking their truth."

Streisand was quoted in The Times of London as saying that Jackson's accusers were "thrilled to be there" and that the alleged abuse "didn't kill them."

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

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."

She writes that she feels "deep remorse."