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Jackson Doc -- I Gave Michael Demerol

7/9/2009 9:58 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Dr. Arnie Klein, Michael Jackson's longtime friend and dermatologist, admits to giving MJ Demerol -- one of the strong painkillers we're told Jackson sought out.

Dr. Arnie Klein: Click to watch
Klein says it was only "on occasion" to sedate him, and when asked about the drug Diprivan -- the brand name for the drug Propofol, which was found in Jackson's house when he died -- Klein said he was aware Michael was using it but warned him of its dangers.

As for fathering Michael's kids, Klein admits to donating sperm once -- to a sperm bank -- not specifically to Jackson. Klein hedged on whether he was the father of Jackson's kids but at one point said he was not.

Klein also strongly intimated he felt Debbie Rowe should get the kids -- because he felt Katherine was too old and Joe was out of it. Interestingly, Klein didn't go to the memorial and as we reported, the Jackson family gave LAPD a list of doctors they were suspicious of -- and Klein was on the list.

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1.

bh    

awful.......

1902 days ago
2.

tommy    

FIRST!!

1902 days ago
3.

Mary_Boca    

i dont trust him at all!!!!!!!!!!

1902 days ago
4.

Law 34    

He is a loser...

1902 days ago
5.

A. Word.    

The oldest son looks so much like this guy; the likeness is especially apparent around the eyes.. They have the same eyes.

1902 days ago
6.

Fools Rush In    

I hate this guy, he is seriously repulsive, both physically and in demeanor. I just can't seem to find anything nice to ever say about this guy, he just seems to be a real creep and a liar. He changes his story every five minutes.

1902 days ago
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deez s    

hmmm I bet he is the dad to the first child the others dont really look like him what so ever he seems like a slim bag I cant believe he is a dr

1902 days ago
8.

Sunshine    

What happened to patient confidentiality?! Is a doctor allowed to talk about treatment and conversations between him and a patient after the patient's death? If this is being investigated is he allowed to speak publicly? Has he no respect for his "friend" and former patient in death?

Sounds like this doc is on the defensive rather than waiting for a proper investigation to clear his name.

1902 days ago
9.

MJ is ♥    

Another one bites the DUST!!

Klein you are a joke and sadly one of the cronies in MJs life.
Slick, but not slick enough.
All of this over greed and money another one looking for their pay day.

If MJ was a poor man, would Rowe and Klein, show their actions in MJs life?







1902 days ago
10.

Fred    

Why is a physician discussing the specifics of a case with the media? Even after death, the laws around confidentiality apply.

1902 days ago
11.

Jenna    

THIS GUY DESERVES TO BE IN JAIL FOR MJS DEATH...HE SHOULD STILL BE ALIVE NOW AND THIS GUY SHOULD BE CALLING HIMSELF "TOO OLD" AND NOT KATHERINE.... HOW RUDE!!

1902 days ago
12.

The Truth    

Come on guys don't be Stupid...This guy can't get Diprivan...he's only a dermatologis...The guys creepy but that's not against the law.lol

1902 days ago
13.

A clinical pathologist    

Is this doctor not violating HIPAA?

1902 days ago
14.

kelly    

i saw this entire interview and i swear he was either drinking or high on pills he slurred his words constantly..

1902 days ago
15.

aszure    

Why is this guy commenting on who should get the children? What a douche

1902 days ago
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