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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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mjsheart     

Well this is proof the guilty dogs bark first and the loudest ! And to the MJ haters ,,, you dont really hate him otherwise why are you here reading information about Michael ... Spewing hatred as you do is a call for help,, so if you need LOVE come and get it ,, we Michael Jackson lovers have plenty to share !

1616 days ago
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Madame Ava    

We don't hate you, we dispise you for being an enabler to your friend Michael Jackson. You took a hippocratic oath to "To Do NO Harm" as a Doctor and used and abuse your power for dispensing medication. Instead of weaning him off the drugs, he paid you highly to give him more!! What kind of Friend are You??? I bet you don't sleep good at night anymore!! Look What You Did To Your Friend? I guess it's true, Money $$$ Is the Root of All Evil!! Your a good example of that and Glad your not my Doctor!! Pathetic!

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