April 7, 2006
THE NEW YORK POST'S PAGE SIX TRAMPLES THE
The New York Post Page Six column, as usual,
intentionally and maliciously lied by omission! Their story today
(April 7) starts off: "Barbra Streisand has finally gotten around to
reading" the latest unauthorized biography on her, when in fact, the
columnists knew that she clearly established the opposite in a
statement published on this website (April 6). The statement read:
"Who is this person described in this book?
FROM WHAT HAS BEEN TOLD TO ME,
certainly not anyone I know."
By deceptively removing the critical line "from what has been told
to me," they tried to make it look as though she had read the
book...which she hasn't!
Does the Truth Matter These Days? - Posted
April 6, 2006
Normally, I would not dignify vicious,
mean-spirited mythology masquerading as biography.
But it seems that this latest rehashing of other unauthorized
biographies is getting a lot of attention.
Who is the person described in this book?
From what has been told to me, certainly not anyone I know.
This stereotypic image bears very little resemblance to me or
anything about me.
No one who knows me well or has really worked with me professionally
was a source for this book. What motivates people to make up
negative stories? Why isn't the truth enough?
One example, to say that I was in the same city as my sister on her
wedding day and refused to attend is a lie.
I was in London filming Yentl.
And on and on and on.
I will not dignify any other untruths by responding any further.
Maybe it's finally time for an AUTHORIZED biography.
Below is an e-mail written from Randy Stone, who is Barbra's
Someone sent me an e-mail of an article on
page six that I must respond to.It has to do with Barbra Streisand
and it is a vicious lie. The article claims that Barbra was in Los
Angeles on the day her sister got married and she refused to attend.
sadly used to reading vicious lies about Barbra. but this one made
blood boil. It is so far beyond the truth that I just want to
mention a few things. I was the groom in that wedding so I want set
the record straight. First of all, Barbra gave us our wedding, on
her beautiful Malibu Ranch, and then she gave us a large gift of
money to get us started on our new life together. A while before Roz
and I actually got married, Barbra had been frantically working on
making Yentl. When we told her that we were going to be married she
was thrilled for us and agreed to be Roz's Maid of honor. She was so
happy for her sister, that we finally came up with a date for our
wedding, Barbra was willing to move post production on Yentl from
London to Los Angeles which was going to cost upwards of $100,000 (a
lot of money in 1983) so that she could be with us. Having been
shown a portion of the film and knowing how hard she had worked for
years making what Roz and I agreed would be her masterpiece, we made
the decision to go back to Barbra and INSIST that she concentrate on
her movie and not assemble a new post production team and schedule
just for our wedding. Although Roz and I are no longer married, we
remain good friends. As far as Barbra, I will never forget how
warmly Barbra treated us as a couple and what an amazingly generous,
kind and selfless person she was to me.
On the day of our wedding, she was calling every few hours to make
sure things were perfect for us and had her assistants taking photos
of us so that they could be shipped to London overnight so she could
see them immediately. When I think of Barbra, the thing that comes
to mind is that every time I ever spent time with her, she never
talked about herself. She seemed so interested in every detail of my
life and made me feel that everything I told her fascinated her.
Since I was in my early 2Os at the time, I hardly believe that what
I had to say was so interesting. But I do believe that she went out
of her way to make sure that I felt accepted and cared about. She
was a great sister-in-law.