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Dr. Murray Targets Arnie Klein in MJ Death

9/15/2010 6:12 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Dr. Conrad Murray is going after Michael Jackson's longtime physician and friend, Dr. Arnold Klein, claiming Klein is at least partly to blame for the singer's death and should be a defendant in Joe Jackson's wrongful death lawsuit.

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In legal papers filed today and obtained by TMZ ... Dr. Murray challenges Joe Jackson's decision not to name Dr. Klein as one of the physicians allegedly responsible for his son's death.

In the new docs, Murray quotes from Joe's lawsuit, "Dr. Klein may have been medicating Michael Jackson up until or even beyond June 18, 2009, less than one week before Michael Jackson's death."

And Murray continues quoting from Joe's lawsuit that Dr. Klein "prescribed or may have over medicated Michael Jackson including to such point that AEG Live, LLC had to hire Dr. Murray in order to separate Michael Jackson from Arnold Klein."

And Murray goes on to quote Joe's lawsuit which claims "AEG Live, LLC read Michael Jackson the proverbial 'riot act' to get him to stop subjecting himself to overmedication by Dr. Arnold Klein."

So with all that, Dr. Murray concludes, "The plaintiff [Joe Jackson] does not explain why, given these allegations, Dr. Arnold Klein is not a required party to be added to accord proper relief."

In other words ... why didn't Joe sue Arnie?

As TMZ first reported, Dr. Klein shot Michael full of Demerol -- 51 injections in a 3-month span, right up until the week of his death.

Dr. Murray also points the finger at other doctors who treated Michael Jackson, citing TMZ stories revealing that 7 doctors other than Murray were fueling MJ with meds at or near the time of his death.

Murray's team also asked the court to dismiss Joe's wrongful death lawsuit -- claiming Jackson doesn't have the right to file because he's not a beneficiary of MJ's estate.


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31.

mj fan forever    

Klein sucks but Murray is the only responsible and HE MUST ROT IN THE JAIL!!!

1467 days ago
32.

Missy    

TMZ what happened to the investigation with klein? There was one going on,and it clearly stated that klein could face charges too,he should be charged!

1467 days ago
33.

Tellit    

Joe Jackson is such a pancake faced ignorant A-hole.
He claims in part of his wrongful death suit against Conrad Murray the very action/inactions that he himself/& the Jackson family are guilty of.
http://www.contactmusic.com/news.nsf/story/joe-jackson-tr...
If anything...Conrad Murray and Michael Jacksons fans should be suing the hell out of the Jackson family for Michael Jacksons wrongful death! jmo..lmao.....

ps: but then of course since I believe Michael Jackson is A.L.I.V.E.....
I wouldn't see the rationale in taking that stance either.

1467 days ago
34.

Carrie    

Michael Jackson died on Dr. Murray's watch. That's the bottom line. Dr. Klein closely monitored Michael when he administered drugs to him so he is guilty of nothing.

1467 days ago
35.

Linda    

Dr. Kline you know dam well you gave your friend MJ what he wanted during his life. How can you live with yourself. No the drug he died from wasnt from you but you knew he was a addict. Anybody that looked at MJ knew that. Why did you keep feeding his addiction when you knew he was a addict. I dont care if it was for work in your office. 50 times in 3 mo. thats bull**** DR Kline Im surprised you arent being charged. When his kids grow up and see the big picture they will see the truth. They had to live with him and Im sure they knew something wasnt right. When the police raided MJ house they found bottles of pills with your name on them. I think he has been getting meds from you for years.Even if you get away with it now someday you will have to answer to God.

1467 days ago
36.

Tellit    

38.
Joe Jackson is such a pancake faced ignorant A-hole.
http://gawker.com/5309242/joe-jackson-pancake-painting-a-...
Ole Joe caused his own sons "demise". Imo when ole Joe accused the good Kate of "killing" Michael....he was referring to her interference with an intervention.
Nevertheless it wasn't the only time the Jacksons were approached to stage an intervention. GraceR. appealed to them also....and MichaelJ fired her for her concern/...."betrayal" according to Michael.
Regardless...some member of the Jackson family could have interceded and sought help for their son/sibling...WITHOUT the consent of other family members.

Joe claims in part of his wrongful death suit against Conrad Murray the very action/inactions that he himself/& the Jackson family are guilty of.
http://www.contactmusic.com/news.nsf/story/joe-jackson-tr...

If anything...Conrad Murray and Michael Jacksons fans should be suing the hell out of the Jackson family for Michael Jacksons wrongful death! jmo..lmao.....

ps: but then of course since I believe Michael Jackson is A.L.I.V.E.....
I wouldn't see the rationale in taking that stance either.
again jmo

1467 days ago
37.

Joanna    

MJ is alive and TMZ knows it!

1467 days ago
38.

katrina    

who ever is guilty should have been put away by now.only thing i am so sick of joe jackson,he needs to disappear.

1467 days ago
39.

Tellit    

43.
MJ is alive and TMZ knows it!

Posted at 4:12 PM on Sep 15, 2010 by Joanna
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imo....true.
TMZ just hasn't made it's move on their BIG BIG story.
That will be awhile yet.

1467 days ago
40.

G     

Something doesn't make sense here first AEG says that MJ asked for Dr. Murray to be his doctor now Dr. Murray is saying that AEG hired him so they could keep MJ away from Dr. Kelin this implys that MJ NEVER asked AEG for Dr. Murray to be his doctor. Someone is not telling the truth but who????

1467 days ago
41.

moni    

And Murray continues quoting from Joe's lawsuit that Dr. Klein "prescribed or may have over medicated Michael Jackson including to such point that AEG Live, LLC had to hire Dr. Murray in order to separate Michael Jackson from Arnold Klein."
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If just someone had separated Michael Jackson from Dr. Murray before June 25th!

I strongly suspect that Klein had been Michael’s most aktive and most responsible drug enabler throughout the years. So many people came into Michael’s life and walked out again, but Klein stayed, always, and I don’t believe that this was out of pure sympathy.

Yes, Klein should be investigated. He had his share in Michael’s tragedy. But this is another story. What happened on June 25th was Murray’s fault alone, and he should finally stand by it.

1467 days ago
42.

Marie    

The drugs found in Michael Jackson's body were administered by Dr. Murray and not Dr. Klein. So Klein should not be sued for anything. He did not kill Michael Jackson.

1467 days ago
43.

Anon worker    

I used to work for A. Klein when MJ was alive and I can tell you that there's more than one person in that office that's responsible for MJ's death, I just can't give details due to NDA form.

1467 days ago
44.

Carlos Barrera    

Why didn't Joe sue Klein? Easy!!! Because Michael died of ACUTE PROPOFOL INTOXICATION AND BENZODIACEPINE EFFECT!!! Michael died precisely for what happened on June 25, 2009! According to the Autopsy report Michael died of Acute intoxication with propofol, NOT CHRONICAL INTOXICATION (if you don't know the DIFFERENCE, Goolgle it). The autopsy report confirms that Michael Jackson's organs were HEALTHY! THEY DO NOT CORRESPOND TO THE ONES OF A DRUG ADDICT OR A PERSON WHO ABUSES DRUGS FOR A LONG PERIOD OF TIME.
In the TOXICOLOGY RESULTS OF THE AUTOPSY REPORT, There are NO TRACES OF DEMEROL!! NO MORPHINE, NO NOTHING!! Accept it!! The ONLY drugs found in his system are THE ONES THAT MURRAY injected onto him in lethal amounts and combinations, in THAT particular night and which lead MJ to death.

1467 days ago
45.

Ohsowhat    

And yet there are still those in denial stating that Michael was not an addict. He was a prescription drug addict according to everyone around him, including family.
I don't think Murray should be singled out. If the judge in the Anna Nicole case is saying her enablers weren't responsible for her death and addictions so should be the case in Dr. Murray suit.
Michael was an adult who was an addict he is the reason he is dead, as shown he had many Dr.'s he went to for his drugs.

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