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Anna's Doc: They're Going After Me 'Cause I'm Gay

7/15/2010 8:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

One of the doctors on trial for allegedly conspiring to fuel Anna Nicole Smith with drugs claims he's being prosecuted because he's openly gay and a member of an ethnic minority.

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Dr. Sandeep Kapoor, an openly gay man of East Indian descent, claims in legal docs obtained by TMZ, that there is "abundant evidence that others similarly situated to Dr. Kapoor were not prosecuted in this or comparable cases, and that the District Attorney's Office targeted Dr. Kapoor in order to buttress claims and agendas." 

In the docs, Kapoor's lawyer, Ellyn Garofalo, claims a picture published by TMZ showing her client in the 2005 Gay Pride Parade in West Hollywood was "the catalyst for his prosecution."

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