In a brand-new interview, Sheryl Crow detailed the supposed unwanted sexual advances she dealt with early in her profession at the hands of an effective music supervisor, and how it was a “crash course” in the music market.
The “All I Wanna Do” vocalist, who is preparing to live stream her program The Songs & The Stories from the church she integrated in her yard on June 18, spoke with The Independent about Frank DiLeo, the late supervisor of Michael Jackson. DiLeo—who handled the questionable artist in the ’80s and went back to working together with him simply prior to Jackson’s death in 2009—passed away in 2011.
Crow explored with Jackson in 1987, when she was simply 25, and informed The Independent that, at the time, DiLeo consistently made undesirable advances towards her, in addition to threatened to destroy her profession if she didn’t require.
“It was incredible in every way, shape, and form for a young person from a really small town to see the world and to work with arguably the greatest pop star,” she stated of visiting with the “Billie Jean” vocalist, whose sexual attack accusations were detailed in the 2019 HBO documentary series Leaving Neverland. “But I also got a crash course in the music industry.”
Crow stated she closed down DiLeo’s advances, however when a depressed Crow returned house to Los Angeles, was notified by a legal representative that she must have succumbed to his advances in order to even more her music profession.
“It was disillusioning,” the Grammy winner, 59, remembered. “I think when your dream bubble is burst you either go: ‘Okay, well, I’m going to forget that dream,’ or you do what I did, which was wallow in it for about a year, and then you pull your bootstraps up and you get back to work.”