- 19 Aug 19
The country star was a backing singer during the late popstar's 18-month Bad tour in the 1980s.
In a recent interview for The Telegraph, Sheryl Crow was asked about her time working with Michael Jackson. She revealed that she had "a lot of questions" about bizarre things he did in her presence.
The singer explained how she felt starstruck when she started touring with the superstar and later starred in his video for 'Dirty Diana'. She then went on to mention how she was baffled by his behaviour more than once.
“It was a crazy experience. I mean, he was the biggest star of a generation and I got to sing a duet [I Just Can’t Stop Loving You] with him every night for 18 months," she recalled.
“I haven’t seen the documentary [Leaving Neverland] and I don’t want to see it. I was around for some things that I thought were really strange and I had a lot of questions about,” she said.
However, Sheryl Crow did not elaborate on her comment and remained elusive about what she witnessed.
Leaving Neverland is a joint documentary from Channel 4 and HBO, directed by Dan Reed.
The film contains testimonies by James Safechuck and Wade Robson, now 41 and 36, were they both speak out againts Jackson, claiming that he sexually abused them when they were children.
Ever since the film's part one aired in the UK earlier this year, allegations of child molestation against the Pop icon have resurfaced and generated a lot of controversy.
In a recent interview with TheWrap, Robson criticized MTV for keeping Jackson’s name on its Video Vanguard Award at this year’s VMAs.
“I don’t personally need MTV to do one thing or the other, but as child abuse survivors all over the world watch to see whether society will support them or not if they have the courage to come forward, in that regard, it’s an unfortunate choice,” he said.
On the other hand, a campaign of adverts, lawsuits and interviews are attempting to paint Jackson in a better light. According to Reuters, various fan groups - including Michael Jackson Community, On the Line and the MJ Street -have filed a lawsuit in France in his defense, claiming that Robson and Safechuck's claims are defamatory.
Contrary to legilstation in place in the United-States, French defamation law extend beyind death.
“In France you cannot sully the image of the dead. There’s moral and emotional suffering. And when there’s suffering, there’s compensation. It’s very simple,” said the lawyer for the groups' lawyer Emmanuel Ludot.
Sheryl Crow's latest revelation will certainely add fuel to the fire, although she may never be willing to share more details about what she saw.
It seems that the legacy of the late superstar will be questioned and debated for a long time, if not forever.