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Michael Jackson Doc Sues

9/15/2009 3:32 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Dr. Arnold Klein has sued Dr. Steven Hoefflin in the Michael Jackson prescription drug saga -- sued him for defamation of character.

Dr. Conrad Murray & Dr. Steven Hoefflin

According to the suit, Dr. Klein claims Dr. Hoefflin told The Sun in the minutes following Jackson's death, "[Dr. Conrad] Murray definitely called Klein because Klein taught him how to administer Propofol ... Murray would have counted on Klein to be the source of Propofol and guide him on its use."

Klein claims Hoefflin's conduct was "willful, fraudulent, malicious, oppressive and reckless" and was done "with the intent to injure and harm Dr. Klein."

UPDATE
: Hoefflin tells TMZ: "They [The Sun] check their facts with an electronic microscope. There is factual evidence that the statements that I made are true. They have in their possession phone records, recordings, documents and other evidence that confirms facts in their stories before they're published."

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1.

WHYME?    

I love you MJ!!!

1829 days ago
2.

BabyGirl    

Give Me a Break!

1829 days ago
3.

shuffler    


Doc vs. Doc.

Where the laywers win, and the Docs have bottomless litigation funds. And the laywers laugh like maniacs, while rubbing their hands in their caves.


Stay tuned for Episode 3,462 in the Michael Jackson Doc Saga.

1829 days ago
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MJ FaN    

Dr. Klain is definitely guilty of administering Prophol to Michael Jackson, that is why he is defending himself, because he feels guilty to actually have done what Dr. Steven Hoefflin said he did.

1829 days ago
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MJ FaN    

Dr Klein, please goto jail, and take Dr Murry with you.

1829 days ago
6.

whatev    

How would Doc Hoefflin know that??
Not saying it's not true, but how would Hoefflin know what Klein told Murray?
If Hoefflin knew what was going on and didn't try to intervene....he is no kind of doctor.

Rest in peace Michael. I miss you and love you more.

1829 days ago
7.

MJ FaN    

Dear Dr. Klein,

Its too late to be afraid, Dr. Conrad Murry is going down hard. And so will you.

Good luck,

1829 days ago
8.

WillOTheWisp    



If this is true about Murray calling Klein right after Michael was found unresponsive, wouldn't it show up on Klein and Murray's phone records? And shouldn't Klein be charged with withholding information? I had never heard about this accusation. News to me; what else is out there that the public doesn't know about?

I hope all involved start to sue each other and then the truth will finally come out.

1829 days ago
9.

Irene    

Did you see this interview with Michael?
It's about painmedication and a lawsuit.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=va_0hbM2bUA

1829 days ago
10.

sanna    

AND HE PROBABLY WAS RIGHT!!!!!!!!!!! RIP MICHAEL

1829 days ago
11.

The Source    

This entire thing is turning into a circus. Can we please find the people responsible for Michael's death and throw them in jail? Thankfully at LEAST he is FINALLY buried.

Let's also get that estate/family mess cleaned up while we're at it, so the kids won't be destitute by the time they turn 16.

1829 days ago
12.

Michelle    

It sounds like Dr Klien needs to go to jail too for giving Michael all those drugs! The truth will come out and I can't wait!!!
I love you Michael.
I can hear him saying "I love you more!"
*sigh*

1829 days ago
13.

gucci    

It was a murder , a bloody murder. His father is the first to blame...then the doctors. M.J's last words here...
http://cambesteanu.blogspot.com/2009/09/sa-nu-uitam-de-cei-mai-morti-ca-noi.html

1829 days ago
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Cali MJ Fan    

Interesting. Does this explain the DEA raid on Mickey Fines?

Here is an Aug 16th article from Dr. Hoefflin on Murray as given to News of The World (Hoefflin was given permission to speak by Katherine Jackson, according to this... LOL)

http://www.newsoftheworld.co.uk/showbiz/michael_jackson/454405/Bombshell-report-leaves-Michaels-doctor-with-some-tricky-questions-to-answer.html

Hoefflin's site: http://www.hoefflin.com/ and Wiki page http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steven_Hoefflin

Interesting reads.


1829 days ago
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lovemichaelforever    

give me a break. they are both creepy people whose practices and relationships with their patients are very questionable.

1829 days ago
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