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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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31.

Who Cares reads a wonder    

Change the will that ""WILL PUT A SHOT IN THIS JURY""

1694 days ago
32.

jm    

KLEIN HAS HELPED MESS UP MJ's SKIN AND FACE!!! AND THEN HE WANTS TO BE PAID TO FIX WHAT HE MESSED UP!!! HE COULD HAVE BEEN A REAL FRIEND AND JUST SAID "NO" TO MJ.

1694 days ago
33.

MJ's PYT Superfly Sista    


whats up with the black woman. LOL. She didnt start HIV nor is
she the one spreading it. get serious. Klein ass will have AIDS
before ANY black woman i know. Amazing some of the stuff you read here.

1694 days ago
34.

astabasta    

26. People like Dr. Klein always like to spout statistics re-black women. As professionals I wish they would stop it; it seems so ignorant, stupid, and distasteful. Look at all those women who are with Hefner, et al. Many certainly are not black. A disease such as HIV/AIDS can affect anyone. Black women are no less or no more immoral than any other group of women. They are just not given as much job opportunites as other women and many are forced to rely on others for support. It boils down to economics more than an ethnic grouping.

Posted at 2:05PM on Feb 2nd 2010 by time

True.

1694 days ago
35.

Mikey    

This man is a genius! He was able to convert a black man into a white man (or women as the joke goes)

1694 days ago
36.

Rx    

Stay away from children, Leigh? But I want to boff Paris. OOPS...I mean share my bed with her and show her the love.

1694 days ago
37.

Linda Lovelest    

** Excluding the Pepsi commercial surgeries, Michael Jackson begged for the multiple facial plastic surgeries UNTIL his face was literally falling off! He begged for the drastic skin bleaching procedures not totally because of the vitiligo but because he wanted to be whiter than Snow Whites ass and believed in its skin reguvenation effects. Michael Jackson hated his God given good looks even after the first nice rhino surgery and was hell bent on going down his self destructive Piped Piper path. He was/is mentally ill.

He begged for pain killing drugs because he liked the way they made him feel....HE begged for everything that destroyed him simply because HE wanted it and would get it at any cost. Randy Phillips even put thumbs down on hiring Conrad...but Michael Jackson threw a Peter Pan piss fit about that also! And AGAIN got his way. Michael Jackson made sure that NO ONE said no to him. Michael Jackson was advised many times that he was taking his plastic surgery jobs too far. He paid no attention until it was too late and he looked like the Cryptkeepers twin bro. He looked and acted like a freak.

Michael Jackson manipulated and controlled everyone and everything around him. And now they are all in hot soup for letting him have his way. They deserve the heat. Both Klein and Hoefflin are trash.

AND Michael Jackson right now is sitting back somewhere in the MidEast giggling and twitting his nose that is no more at the world and societys "rules", and counting the $$$ windfall profits made off the "death" of a man who had been virtually bankrupt and in enormous debt only 7 months ago. The once "King Of Pop" who could no longer deliver a live performance...not even 1.

Michael Jackson....the master manipulator, con man and escape artist.

1694 days ago
38.

ric    

This man is a genius! He was able to convert a black man into a white man (or women as the joke goes)

Posted at 2:13PM on Feb 2nd 2010 by Mikey



Please, Dr Murray was better. He was able to convert a pedophile into a rotting corpse.

1694 days ago
39.

rico    

The more pictures I see of Dr Klein, the more Prince Michael looks like him. just saying.....

1694 days ago
40.

Who Cares reads a wonder    

Mercury in skin bleaching causes ""READ THE SYMTOMS" insomnia

1694 days ago
41.

Elke Dittus    

No !!! Paris looks like Hoefflin.

1694 days ago
42.

Duh    

Michael Jackson....the master manipulator, con man and escape artist.


Posted at 2:18PM on Feb 2nd 2010 by Tellitlikeitis


A pack of lies, the lot of it.

1694 days ago
43.

Sue Wong    

They're both guilty, disgusting excuse for human beings, especially Arnie Klein. He's a LIAR!!
Insomnia was also a side effect of the skin bleaching pills. Propofol is often abused by those who suffered trauma like MJ. Why didn't these doctors suggest an alternative and counseling. Why didn't Dr. Murray have one of his colleagues take him to observe first hand how propofol was administered. He could have researched the drug before accepting the position as a personal doctor to MJ. I get the impression he didn't take it seriously and understand how dangerous propofol was. He also complicated things by giving other drugs before the propofol. Even when given in a hospital setting this drug can be dangerous, yet Dr. Murray didn't seem to anticipate any problems and wasn't prepared to handle an emergency situation. What a greedy S.O.B. I can't believe any of these doctors were educated in a reputable facility. They should be stripped of all medical licenses and have only themselves as patients.

1694 days ago
44.

Who Cares reads a wonder    

Florida can help with the MOTHER and the sperm.Can I buy a family at WAL-MART no but a SHOP A DOC can help.

1694 days ago
45.

ric    

Mercury in skin bleaching causes ""READ THE SYMTOMS" insomnia

Posted at 2:26PM on Feb 2nd 2010 by INSOMNIA


Guilt over molesting children causes insomnia too

1694 days ago
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