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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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46.

astabasta    

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

Posted at 2:21PM on Feb 2nd 2010 by rico

Prince looks nothing like Klein.

1726 days ago
47.

janalal4    

A pack of lies, the lot of it.


Posted at 2:28PM on Feb 2nd 2010 by Alpha



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Whether it is or isn't lies, it was certaily delivered in a rather 'cruel' manner for sure.

1726 days ago
48.

ric    

Prince looks nothing like Klein.

Posted at 2:29PM on Feb 2nd 2010 by astabasta



He looks even less like Michael Jackson.

1726 days ago
49.

Inquiring Mind    

Guilt over molesting children causes insomnia too

Posted at 2:29PM on Feb 2nd 2010 by ric



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Yeah? tell us about it pedo!

1726 days ago
50.

Queene    

So far, I have not seen one single person in Michael Jackson's life worthwhile! Both of these doctors are disqusting. Klein is my least favorite of all the characters (aside from dumb Murray) that have surfaced since MJ's death. As much as I loved Michael, I can see the resemblance between Klein and Prince. If I could ask MJ one question it would be why in the hell didn't you use your own sperm???. This gives Klein and automatic connection to these kids and all he has to do is wait it out. Sooner or later Prince will discover his biological father. I can't help but wonder what impact this will have on the kids lives.

1726 days ago
51.

ric    

Yeah? tell us about it pedo!

Posted at 2:34PM on Feb 2nd 2010 by Tellmelikeitis



You seem rather tired yourself!

1726 days ago
52.

POWER TO THE WHITE PEOPLE    

Pink, Lil Wayne, Kanye and Others Re-record 'We Are the World' For Haiti

Stars sing for Haiti.
Two and a half decades ago, 40 of the biggest stars in the music world - including Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder and Diana Ross - got together to record a song that would raise money for humanitarian aid in Africa. Now, a whole new generation of superstars is ready to re-record the hit to help out Haiti.

Famed music producer Quincy Jones and singer Lionel Ritchie (who penned the original song with Michael Jackson in 1985) announced last week that "We Are the World" will be recorded again to benefit Haiti.

And this time, there will be an updated hip-hop and pop twist. The song will reportedly feature the likes of Pink, Natalie Cole, Kanye West, Jennifer Hudson, Celine Dion, Snoop Dogg, LL Cool J, Wyclef Jean, and even Lil Wayne.

The music video for the song, officially titled "We Are the World — 25 for Haiti," will be shot in 3D by Crash director Paul Haggis.

After its release in March of 1985, the original tune went on to be one of the most celebrated charity songs of all time. It was the first single to ever be certified multi-platinum, and would go on to raise over $60 million for relief aid here in the U.S. and in Africa.

Written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, hoardes of other celebrities joined in on the collaboration. Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Cyndi Lauper, Diana Ross, Tina Turner, Willie Nelson, Billy Joel and Stevie Wonder can all be heard on the track.

1726 days ago
53.

Inquiring Mind    

You seem rather tired yourself!

Posted at 2:35PM on Feb 2nd 2010 by ric



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Not at all.. you're the expert here, with all your comments.

1726 days ago
54.

ric    

Let's get these kids on Maury Povich because Michael Jackson most definitely was NOT the father.

1726 days ago
55.

Who Cares reads a wonder    

Daddy give me something to forget the nightmares.Well we can help you sleep but it can KILL YOU so must have someone to monitor your sleep.That will cost BIG BUCKS.I need your help Doc.But who will watch your KIDS during your sleep time?

1726 days ago
56.

ric    


Not at all.. you're the expert here, with all your comments.

Posted at 2:38PM on Feb 2nd 2010 by Tellmelikeitis



I can just see you with a propofol IV in one arm and a 12 year old in the other you freaking sicko.

1726 days ago
57.

Missy    

MJ was not a pedophile(do some research get the facts) and this has nothing to do with MJ or his children! Why keep bringing it up. Klein has said they are not his,and anyone can clearly see that.They look just like MJ. This article is about two doctors who ignored their oath because money was more important than the well-being of their patient! These doctors are playing the blame game when the fact is they are all guilty. All these so called doctors should be sitting in jail!

1726 days ago
58.

richard g    

IF THE SHOE FITS!!....NO OTHER REASON MICHAEL WENT TO HIM BUT FOR INJECTIONS THATS THE BOTTOM LINE....ALL THE DOCTORS INVOLVED WILL BE PUNISHED!

1726 days ago
59.

Who Cares reads a wonder    

who am i BLACK OR WHITE pass the cream SAMMY

1726 days ago
60.

Inquiring Mind    

52. Let's get these kids on Maury Povich because Michael Jackson most definitely was NOT the father.

Posted at 2:40PM on Feb 2nd 2010 by ric



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Hahahahaha... "RIC U ARE THE FATHER!"

1726 days ago
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