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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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31.

Tim Bierman    

What is the difference between a shopping bad and Mike Jackson?
one is white, made of plastic and dangerous for kids to play with
and the other you carry your groceries in

1847 days ago
32.

snickers    

Yeah, these so-called doctors told Michael to stop taking the drugs, but you can bet your ass when the pay checks arrived they quickly forgot they said it.

1847 days ago
33.

fordtocarr    

I'VE SEEN THIS MAN INTERVIEWED TWICE THE SAME DAY AND THAT MAN WAS STONED !!!!! IF YOU'VE EVER SEEN SOMEONE HIGH YOU RECOGINZE IT RIGHT OFF. HE WAS HIGH BOTH TIMES......

1847 days ago
34.

snow white    

This guy is sketchy and untrustworthy and I don't believe Debbie should get the kids, both him and Debbie see money signs which Michael made is quite clear Debbie is to get NOTHING........Again there is a reason for that. The children are devastated they need to be with family that is caring and loving excuse me Katherine maybe old but there will be a nanny in place hopefully Grace. This woman will not be doing it on her own and Joe has no money or say in the children it's in the will he spends his time in Las Vegas.

1847 days ago
35.

fordtocarr    

He gave him demerol for WHAT???? I've had demerol after surgeries as my alternative to morphine that I don't like. That's it. You DO NOT take demerol home. And you need demerol for skin??? The dr. is a skin dod...why the need for demerol from him???? Why could he even prescribe demerol being just a skin doc???

1847 days ago
36.

concernedfan    

Klein is no different than someone selling illegal street drugs. In both instances, the suppliers don't care about the person they're selling to and are doing it for money. His comments that Katherine is too old to raise the kids (nonsense, as she will have a staff of people in addition to her children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, et al to assist) are far his own benefit. He is probably hoping that Debbie Rowe will bring the children to visit him in prison.

@ Poster 19........He IS responsible for MJ's death. Not only because he admittedly gave him Demerol, but because he knew that Michael took other dangerous drugs and did nothing about it. He took an oath as a Doctor to use his profession to HELP people. As a Doctor, if he knew that MJ was harming himself and if he was as deteriorated as they say, he has a responsibility to seek help for him or notify the authorities. If you knew anything about addiction you would know that people don't want to be on drugs. If it was as simple as just choosing not to do it, there wouldnt be drugs problems across the Nation. Michael needed help and there was nobody in his circle that cared enough about him. I believe the family wanted to help, but he hid it from them because he didn't want them to know that things had gotten out of control.

1847 days ago
37.

LTS    

I'm no lawyer, but it would seem to me that if this Dr. knew MJ was being given Diprivan outside of a hospital setting, then he would have a duty to report such a thing. If he really knew, wasn't the one he got it from, and didn't do everything in his power to stop it, then in my opinion he is culpable.

There are going to be many rats flushed out before this is all said and done. This guy is just one of many I'm sure. The quest for the almight dollar ruled the actions of many folks. I don't give MJ's family a pass either. They all conveniently looked the other way as long as he was able to produce enough income to take care of the rest of them, excepting maybe Janet.

There are many who should be suffering from their own insomnia issues now.

1847 days ago
38.

Fools Rush In    

#38, The problem most have with this doctor is the fact he is arrogant and didn't seem to really give a damn about his own patient, other than wanting to sound like some hero to a tragic soul. Seriously, this guy is just so overinflated with hot air arrogant that most everyone is just made sick by him.

I pray that MJ would have never even have considered having this man fathering any children much less his own to raise. I don't know that MJ would need a donor but if by chance his did I would hope that he would have chosen someone that didn't look and act like a troll.

The children are far too dark to be this man's children in all likelihood. Yes, the eldest son kinda resembles this and that but he also does MJ in his younger years. MJ Jr is turning into a very handsome young man, exceedingly so, does anyone really think Debbie Rowe, being pretty in her day but somewhat plain, and this troll could produce such a beautiful young man like MJ Jr? Seriously?

1847 days ago
39.

Aricka    

This guy is def michael's baby's daddy lol

1847 days ago
40.

opi    

What the HELL was Michael doing in a hot tub with Ryan White?

1847 days ago
41.

Ten    

Of course he's gonna come and say that he told MJ to stop taking drugs and bla,bla,bla. I dont trust this man for one minute..He has the word fraud written all over him.

1847 days ago
42.

bobmoo79    

This guy confirms that Jacko did indeed have vitiligoand confirms that he had Lupus.
People who say that Michael Jackson did not have these conditions and bleached his skin to turn himself white are burying their heads in the sand. There are photos from years back showing white patches on Michael Jackson's skin.

Why do idiots want to push their false stories so much? What do they gain by continuing to say that Michael Jackson bleached his skin? Al Sharpton was write, it's strange what Jackson had to deal with.

1847 days ago
43.

Iskur    

"He gave him demerol for WHAT???? I've had demerol after surgeries as my alternative to morphine that I don't like. That's it. You DO NOT take demerol home. And you need demerol for skin??? The dr. is a skin dod...why the need for demerol from him???? Why could he even prescribe demerol being just a skin doc???

Posted at 9:45AM on Jul 9th 2009 by fordtocarr"

Where did he say he perscribed him that drug home? Did you even watch the video?

1847 days ago
44.

Karamiia    

Hopefully the state and the DEA, will be prosecuting the celebrity drug dealers.
This doctor so called doctor( how many cracker jack boxes did he have to buy to get his license) is a crooked as hell. The only difference between him and other drug dealers,, he went to college and had letters behind his name.
I watched the interview with him and Larry King, he couldnt even look at the camera or Larry in the eye. I was wondering actually what type of business he is in? Sperm donating at his office?
What happened to patient confidentiality??? There are still laws in place. I think the Jackson Family can start legal proceedings against the doctor.

1847 days ago
45.

KC    

SARAH SAID: The children are far too dark to be this man's children in all likelihood. Yes, the eldest son kinda resembles this and that but he also does MJ in his younger years. MJ Jr is turning into a very handsome young man, exceedingly so, does anyone really think Debbie Rowe, being pretty in her day but somewhat plain, and this troll could produce such a beautiful young man like MJ Jr? Seriously?


Sarah, two ugly people make pretty kids all the time. Two pretty people can make ugly babies - how else do you explain Ben Affleck's daughter? That's your proof he isn't the father because MJ Jr is handsome? Please. Let's just say if I was a betting man I'd place more money on a bet that this man is the father over MJ being the father of 2 white kids. Wishing to be white doesn't make your genes white. Either way, we don't really know, but it's pretty clear that MJ isn't their biological father. These poor kids have to go thru life being MJ's kids but not really knowing who their biological parents are - and for those that think it doesn't matter - YES it does. Wouldn't you want to know what genetic diseases run through your family? Or whether you are prone to one type of cancer? Or whether twins run in your family when trying to have a child? Genetics do matter.

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