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1. Opening Up

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Sheryl Crow recently opened up in an interview with The Telegraph about her time as a back up singer on Michael Jackson's Bad tour and the allegations of sexually abusing children leveled against the deceased singer in the documentary Leaving Neverland. She explained:

"I haven't seen the documentary 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."

2. She Had A Lot Of Questions

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Her biggest questions were about James Safechuck, the 9-year-old boy who was traveling with Jackson during 1987-1989 tour.

"I happened to turn on CNN the morning after the first half [of Leaving Neverland] aired. They showed clips of the young man who was on the Jackson tour with us and it made me… I mean, I still feel really… It’s like a death in the family, you know? It’s sad.

"[James Safechuck] was a great kid and the whole time he was with us—which was the better half of an 18-month tour—I always wondered: ‘What in the world are his parents doing?’, you know?"

3. How Could They Allow This To Happen?

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Ultimately, Crow seems to insinuate that it was Jackson's massive fame that brought Safechuck into his orbit.

"I think that there were a lot of exceptions made because of the damage that [Jackson] … I mean, he didn’t intentionally project it, but it was part of his aura—this almost being untouchable and almost alien-like [figure]."

Crow explained that she has definitely had to come to terms with who Jackson has been accused of being, and that it has been a painful road for her.

"And, yeah, I mean, I’m sad, and I’m mad at a lot of people. I feel like there was just a huge network of people that allowed all that to go on. It’s just tragic."

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