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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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WillOTheWisp    

Ooooo! Please let each of the guilty parties sue, sue, sue and sue each other, so all the information will come together, and we'll find out what really happen to dear Michael. I hope it all blows up in their greedy faces! Justice for Michael!

1674 days ago
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MICHAEL I CAN'T WAIT ANOTHER DAY!!!!    

WE LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU SO MUCH MJ!!!!YOU ARE THE BEST WE EVER HAD!!!CAN'T SOMEONE PLEASE ARREST DR.DUM DUM MURRAY AND ANYONE WHO KILLED MJ????I am not the smartest person in the world but DR. DUM DUM MURRAY MUST BE FROM PLANET STUPID!!!CAN'T SOMEONE ARREST THIS GUY FOR BEING THE BIGGEST JERK IN EXISTENCE??!!!!MAKE A CITIZENS ARREST FOR BEING THE BIGGEST DOOFUS OF ALL TIME!!!!REDRUM!!!!REDRUM!!!!

1674 days ago
18.

Sue Wong    

Well even if this isn't true, Klein is still guilty of giving MJ Demerol and God knows what else. Dr. Klein does not have clean hands.

1674 days ago
19.

Cali MJ Fan    

Here is the original article from The Sun (UK newspaper) that is quoted above.

Dated Aug 26, 2009

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/2607012/Michael-Jackson-dead-47-mins-as-doc-made-3-phone-calls.html

1674 days ago
20.

barb    

According to The Courthouse News Service

Hoefflin allegedly had been claiming he was an authorized spokesman for Jackson's mother, Katherine. "Interestingly, Katherine Jackson's lawyer indicated Hoefflin was not authorized to speak on her behalf," the complaint said.

Hoefflin is mental, don't know why the British Press likes him.

1674 days ago
21.

anniam    

i hope klein gets years i think he was one of the doctors that gave michael these drugs.he deserves to go to jail he was not a friend he was one of them that told michael these drugs would be okay to take JAIL HIM?

1674 days ago
22.

WillOTheWisp    



17. 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

Posted at 2:57PM on Sep 15th 2009 by gucci


Thanks for the website. Everytime I hear him say those words my heart jumps with happiness, because I know he really meant them.

Michael Rocked!

1674 days ago
23.

Jill    

well, if anyone should know about malicious and reckless it's Klein. pot calling the kettle black! I want all these no goods investigated. Biggest no good is Murray. Please LAPD do right by Michael. Don't let all Dr.s involved off the hook.

1674 days ago
24.

Sad Reader    

WHEN are those responsible going to be charged?? Please don't let them get away with killing MJ! It doesn't matter how much he asked for the medicine, the doctor had a responsibility to do no harm to his patient! This was clearly violated!

1674 days ago
25.

a fan    

I would like to see a whole bunch of defamation of character lawsuits filed on Michael Jackson's behalf against the media and every one of his so called friends including Mark Lester, Dr. Klein, Dr. Hoefflin,the list goes on and on but especially ABC for lying about that photo of his legs with the necrotic spider bite which they claimed was proof of IV drug use.

1674 days ago
26.

Camilla    

SINCE THE FUNERAL WE HAVEN'T HEARD ANYTHING ELSE ABOUT CONRAD MURRAY.

WHERE IS HE??????????

1674 days ago
27.

Alex    

30. I would like to see a whole bunch of defamation of character lawsuits filed on Michael Jackson's behalf against the media and every one of his so called friends including Mark Lester, Dr. Klein, Dr. Hoefflin,the list goes on and on but especially ABC for lying about that photo of his legs with the necrotic spider bite which they claimed was proof of IV drug use.

Yeah. Well said !

1674 days ago
28.

Alex    

Is LAPD sleeping on MJ's case ???

I am becoming nervous : nothing happens !

I am waiting for Justice for Michael.

1674 days ago
29.

Shesh    

What's happening with Dr.Murray?? When are they going to haul him away with all the others??

1674 days ago
30.

anniam    

tmz why dont yous send someone to sit at murrays door and kleins ask them is the police still questioning them or are they in the clear or ask the lapd WHATS going on?PLEASE start jailing these witch doctors

1674 days ago
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