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Dr. Arnold Klein: Why Do You Hate Me?

2/2/2010 3:15 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Michael Jackson's longtime dermatologist, Dr. Arnold Klein, has filed new legal papers in his battle royale with fellow Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, Dr. Steven Hoefflin, expressing bewilderment over Hoefflin's intense animosity toward him.

Dr. Arnie Klein and dr. steven hoefflin

Dr. Klein has sued Dr. Hoefflin for defamation, over Hoefflin's insinuation that Klein was responsible for Michael Jackson's death and was the source of the fatal dose of Propofol.

In his legal papers, Klein says, "It is not clear to me why Dr. Hoefflin holds the malice for me that he manifested by stating publicly that I was instrumental in providing the medication that caused Michael Jackson's death."

Dr. Hoefflin - who along with Klein performed numerous procedures on Jackson -- is trying to get Klein's defamation case dismissed, arguing that Jackson's death is a matter of public interest and Hoefflin's comments are protected speech.

Dr. Klein begs to differ, claiming Hoefflin has intentionally done a hatchet job on him.

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KLEIN IS A CREEP    

WHY DOES ANYONE HATE YOU.....ANYONE WHO HAS THE UNFORTUNATE OPPORTUNITY TO MEET YOU I WOULD EXPECT.
YOU KEPT MICHALE HOPPED UP ON UPPERS, DOWNERS AND PAIN MEDICATION FOR YEARS....IF MURRAY WAS CHARGED WITH A MINIMAL MANSLAUGHTER CHARGE HOW HAS KLEIN ESCAPED ANY CHARGES AT ALL? HE SHOULD BE IN JAIL WITH ALL THOSE DOCS....DR HATCHETT JOB TOO. THIS FELLOW HEOFFLIN WHATEVER....BUTCHER, MURDERER ARE NOT STONG ENOUGH FOR WHAT HE HAS DONE TO MICHALE.

BY THE WAY HAS ANYONE HEARD THAT BRIAN OXMAN ADMITTED THAT THE "DEATH PHOTO" THAT WAS SUPPOSEDLY TAKEN "THROUGH THE WINDOW OF THE AMBULANCE" AND BOUGHT BY THAT ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT PURCHASED AND PUT THEIR LOGO ALL OVER....WAS A FAKE.....THATS RIGHT FELLOWS FAKED.....FAKED.......FAKED.....
NOW WHAT????? IT PROBABLY MEANS NOTHING...ABSOLUTELY NOTHING
BUT WHY WOULD HE ADMIT IT WAS FAKED????
THE MYSTERY CONTINUES......
TMZ EVER GONNA ADMIT THEIR PART IN ALL THIS??? THE FACT THAT LESS THAN 2 MIN BEFORE HE WAS "PRONOUNCED DEAD AT UCLA" THEY HAD REPORTED FOR CERTAIN HE WAS ALREADY DEAD

I AM NOT A HOAX BELIEVER BUT IT IS CERTAINLY INTERESTING...
FOR THOSE WHO DONT KNOW ....BRIAN OXMAN IS ONE OF JOE JACKSONS ATTORNEYS....DID ANYONE TELL JOE THAT MICHAEL WAS DEAD....OR DID THEY TELL HIM HE WASNT DEAD????HMMMMMM

1709 days ago
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schoen1    

Like the hatchet job Hoefflin did on Michael Jackson.

1727 days ago
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kira    

It's like all these doctors are playing a murder versian of "tag, you're it"!

1727 days ago
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Rx    

Does it really matter who supplied the drugs that iced the pedophile. Never look a gift horse in the mouth I always say.

1727 days ago
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Kris    

WOW....Prince Jackson really gets his looks from his dad!

1727 days ago
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Missy    

Just throw them both in jail along with Murray!

1727 days ago
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MJ's PYT Superfly Sista    


They both played a role in destroying a beautiful man's face
and keeping him on narcotics. This is an example of the pot calling the kettle black. they both disgust me. bascically this
is one Dr. being mad at the other for taking MONEY out his pocket
and not having access to Michael anymore. when the truth be told
Michael should have not befriended either of these clowns.
THEY BOTH DISGUST ME............

1727 days ago
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Inquiring Mind    

This Dr. Hofflein was also an instrument in Michael Jackson 's death, he totally butchered up his face and all for money/greed, probably told hime he can make him look better and fix his problems!

These so called Dr.'s should get their medical license taken away! They both and including others helped not only a drug addict but a persona w/body morfic disorder, kill himself, b/c that's what the bottom line came down to, so many drugs he wasn't thinking rationally!

No tonly should Dr. Murray and Michael Jackson be held accountable all those who were the givers / go'fers!

1727 days ago
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Missy    

by Kriss
you're right! He does look just like MJ!

1727 days ago
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aquanet    

klein is a creepy leech like all the rest. He's just another pusher in a white coat.

He needs to be totally investigated. He's love attention way to much and I think he like MJ's money that much more.

Just for the work he did on Jacks should be grounds enough to have his med lic. revoked.

1727 days ago
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Kris    

RE: who cares....good one!

1727 days ago
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Missy    

3. Does it really matter who supplied the drugs that iced the pedophile. Never look a gift horse in the mouth I always say.

Posted at 1:29PM on Feb 2nd 2010 by Who Cares


Sadly the pedophile is still alive because you just posted! Get help and stay away from children!

1727 days ago
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john    

These two publicity-obsessed nuts deserve each other.

1727 days ago
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janalal4    

I thought Klein was the one who insinuated that Hoefflin messed up MJ's plastic surgeries? That might be a reason why he hates Klein.

1727 days ago
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Chico    

Just one more diversionary tactic by TMZ...a "filler" story full of fluff....nobody cares about this...but they keep coming back hoping to hear about Murray's arrest status.

1727 days ago
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