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Jackson's Knack for Picking Friendly Docs

7/11/2009 3:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

MIchael JacksonMichael Jackson had a way of picking doctors who became such close friends with him that the doctor-patient distinction became blurred.

Dr. Alex Farshchian
from Miami was "awe-struck" by Jackson, according to former L.A. County Sheriff's Deputy Michael Laperruque, who worked security for Jackson. We obtained notes from an interview Laperruque had with detectives during the child molestation investigation in Santa Barbara. Laperruque said Dr. Farshchian was so enamored with Jackson, he invited the singer to stay at his house in Miami. Laperruque says Jackson took the doctor up on his offer and ended up staying in his converted garage. The question -- why would Jackson settle for such accommodations?

Laperruque told detectives "Farshchian may have been over prescribing medication."

Dr. Arnold Klein was Jackson's longtime friend and Beverly Hills dermatologist. Klein bragged on Larry King that he has slept in the same room as Jackson and shared a close bond with him, going on numerous vacations with the singer. One of Jackson's drivers told the coroner Jackson would spend 3 - 4 hours in Klein's office and come out looking disoriented. A former bodyguard said he also saw Jackson leave Klein's office looking out of it. And powerful prescriptions were found at Neverland -- prescribed by Dr. Klein. The prescriptions were written for Frank Tyson, who worked for Jackson. A former bodyguard said Jackson would use Tyson's name to score drugs. Klein has said he prescribed Demerol for Jackson, a drug to which Jackson was addicted.

Dr. Allan Metzger
, who practices in West Hollywood, went on one of Jackson's concert tours and was close to him. He even videotaped the singer's wedding to Debbie Rowe. Dr. Metzger received a public reprimand for prescribing drugs to Janet Jackson under an alias. Dr. Metzger would not tell us whether he ever prescribed drugs to Michael under an alias. He told us he has not been Jackson's doctor for years, but he spoke with him as recently as last April about medical issues and personal matters.

Some medical experts suggest it's a bad idea for doctors to become close to their patients because the doctors must retain the power to say "no" when the patient wants something that is not medically appropriate. Whatever his motives, Michael Jackson had a talent for picking doctors who were more than happy to pick him as a friend.

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Michael Madsen    

is my i.v. in yet?

1933 days ago
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PEPSI Generation    

PICKED HIM sent by sony cbs tmz.COWBOY one glove was in love in deb N DOA by her pimp now billions in thier hands agin for sony pepsi and control returned and kids are who`s TMZ still cast N smit at a long since DOA they sentup and got first by building his DOA for sony hollywood MOB

1933 days ago
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peachessnow    

Michael is wonderful. The media is too involved in his personal life. He has children.

HTTP://WWW.FINDABLACKSALON.COM

1933 days ago
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Suyin Vienna    

MJJ would have desperately needed someone to tell him 'NO'
sad greetings from suyin in vienna

1933 days ago
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Michael Madsen    

Let's face it.. and this is for all you "doctors" out there - any major star that wants to spend any time with a doctor other than when necessary for treatment... is an addict looking for supply...period. A Klein and company? are you kidding me... MJ wouldn't spend a second with these stuttering freaks if they couldn't deliver that magic elixer of death... HANG'EM!

1933 days ago
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Michael Madsen    

MJ rest in rx

1933 days ago
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PEPSI Generation    

than called him a junkie for have to use pain meds? AND Than hide his brain from the family and Has his billions back in thier hands.SONY pepsi CBS hollywood MOB.Yes if you had burns you would need meds and if you had lupus you would need more meds.ANd debbie and the doctor would be sent to your church by sony to bait you in.COWBOY MJ one grove was in love with the docots bait-Debbie need a job want in the game on MJ farm hand? 1988.I NEVER TOOK the BAIT-debbie and a ranch job for her and doC crazy.Billions and now kids and brain in the wind.If the kids are either of thier? win win do it again and agin right K-mart TMZ?

1933 days ago
8.

Wombat    

Rumor has it that upon hearing the news that MJ died, Obama slammed his hand down on hid desk and yelled:

"Dammit! There goes half of the prescription drug industry right down the crapper! How can I pass my health care bill now?!"

1933 days ago
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Lori    

2. PICKED HIM sent by sony cbs tmz.COWBOY one glove was in love in deb N DOA by her pimp now billions in thier hands agin for sony pepsi and control returned and kids are who`s TMZ still cast N smit at a long since DOA they sentup and got first by building his DOA for sony hollywood MOB

Posted at 2:06AM on Jul 11th 2009 by Debbie N doc
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HUH????

1933 days ago
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LakersFan    

"WHO BURNED HIS HEAD OFF"...learn to speak proper English before you start typing nonsense.

1933 days ago
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PEPSI Generation    

He had burns and than LUPUS he could`nt have lived without any MED`s.He was a GOOD COWBOY who rode with the standard ONE GLOVE a tippy tap they played by HOHO`s and meds and bad parents.ONE GLOVE is in heaven they put he though HELL.Many many old people use meds he would have NOT have lasted all those years after the PEPSI stop`yas if he didn`t take MED`s.He trusted them too much and they got his billions and his kids and control.SONY PEPSI CBS that is

1933 days ago
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Lori    

7. than called him a junkie for have to use pain meds? AND Than hide his brain from the family and Has his billions back in thier hands.SONY pepsi CBS hollywood MOB.Yes if you had burns you would need meds and if you had lupus you would need more meds.ANd debbie and the doctor would be sent to your church by sony to bait you in.COWBOY MJ one grove was in love with the docots bait-Debbie need a job want in the game on MJ farm hand? 1988.I NEVER TOOK the BAIT-debbie and a ranch job for her and doC crazy.Billions and now kids and brain in the wind.If the kids are either of thier? win win do it again and agin right K-mart TMZ?

Posted at 2:14AM on Jul 11th 2009 by WHO BURNED HIS HEAD OFF
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And exactly what drugs are we on this evening? Prissy? Sheri Allred is that you?

1933 days ago
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its me    

the Jackson family is very private and i can bet ya they are freaking out over all this info on Michael and i dont blame him.
were never gonna know where hes gonna get buried because of crazy fans. i wouldn't put it past them if they dug up the body so the media should leave that alone.
everyone use to call MJ names all the time . well now we know he wasn't crazy ((well maybe a little))) but he was an addict and an addict makes you crazy esp all the stuff he was taking .
was his dad even at the Memorial?? lots of people talking bad about him and like i said the Jackson family dont take any BS from anyone . they seem like such a good family BUT DONT MESS WITH THEM ! DONT GET ON THEIR BAD SIDE

RIP MICHAEL JACKSON! AND LEAVE HIS KIDS ALONE. MJ WOULD BE GOING CRAZY BECAUSE THE MEDIA IS TRYING TO GET AT THEM. HE PROTECTED THOSE KIDS THAT HE SO DEARLY LOVED . BOW I KNOW WHY THEY WORE MASK. MJ WAS A NORMAL MAN WITH PROBLEMS THAT SOME OF US HAVE. THE BAD THING IS IS THAT HE DIED THINKING PEOPLE HATED HIM AND I WONDER WHEN HE REALLY STARTED ABUSING PILLS? I WONDER IF IT WAS THE MOLESTATION CASE??? POOR MICHAEL AND HIS FAMILY!! YOUR MESSING WITH THE WRONG PEOPLE !

1933 days ago
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Michelle    

Keep It in the Closet Can the kid who settled his child-abuse claim
with Michael Jackson speak out about his case?
By Brian PalmerPosted Thursday, July 9, 2009, at 6:06 PM ET
According to an unsubstantiated Internet rumor circulating since
Michael Jackson's death, Jordan Chandler, the boy who in 1993 claimed
to have been repeatedly molested by the pop star, has now recanted his
story. Fifteen years ago, Chandler reached a $20-million settlement
with Jackson, in which he agreed that neither he nor any of his
family members or representatives would make any public comment about
the case. Now that Jackson is dead, can Chandler speak out?
No. Jackson's settlement with Chandler, like any well-crafted
confidentiality agreement, binds not only the parties themselves but
also their "heirs, administrators, executors, conservators,
successors, and assigns." The death of Jackson, or Chandler for that
matter, would have no effect on the settlement's secrecy obligations.
http://www.slate.com/id/2222567/?from=rss

1933 days ago
15.

fish taco    

His little boy dolls will be on auction soon.

Complete and filled with genuine MJ DNA.

Dolls were dressed and used daily by the king.

1933 days ago
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