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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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61.

TrumanD    

Didn't Klien just get the head seat on the Nat'l board of plastic surgeons? That's just weird to me. Why would the government give him such a promotion when he is so suspect? The whole thing just seems odd to me, almost like he was rewarded for something..?? Question is, what?? I dunno, his whole deal is suspect, and his creep factor is through the roof! Just sayin'..

1408 days ago
62.

Nasiba    

GOSH, NOW THEY ARE PASSING THE BATON, ACCUSING EACH OTHER.

1408 days ago
63.

Lucky_130    

Investigate Tommy Motolla!

1408 days ago
64.

CJ    

YAY FOR DR. MURRAY! THE GOOD DOCTOR! Dr. Murray dont you worry! You have many people praying for you and for your justice. Let the truth be revealed about Dr. Murray: wonderful doctor and a wonderful and caring person as well. JUSTICE AND MERCY FOR DR. MURRAY!!!!

1408 days ago
65.

mspaap    

IT IS MY OPINION, AND THE TIMELINE OF MURRAYS ACTIONS SHOW HE NOT ONLY KILLED MICHAEL HE MADE SURE HE WAS DEAD BEFORE CALLING FOR HELP.

NO CARDIAC DOCTOR IGNORES CALLING 911 RIGHT AWAY WHEN A PATIENT GOES INTO CARDIAC ARREST AND DOESN'T TELL ANYONE HE'S GIVEN THE MAN AN OVERDOSE OF A HEART STOPPING DRUG.. GEESH!

IN MY OPINION THIS MAN WAITED ALMOST AN HOUR TO DIAL 911FOR HELP

I CANNOT BELIEVE THE MAN IS STILL PRACTICING MEDICINE, HASN'T BEEN TRIED AND IS ONLY BEING CHARGED WITH A SLAP ON THE WRIST FOR KILLING ONE A MAN WHO LIVED TO LOVE AND HELP OTHERS.

ARNIE KLEIN IS JUST WEIRD AND IN MY OPINION YOU CAN'T TRUST THIS MAN ANY FURTHER THAN YOU CAN THROW HIM!(NO ONE CAN ARGUE THAT HE CAN'T BE THROWN FAR OR AT ALL *SMILE

KATHERINE SHOULD SUE HIS SORRY A*SS TOO AND ALL THE REST WHO HELPED MURDER THIS MAN. SOMETHING TELLS ME SHE AND OTHER MEMBERS OF HER FAMILY WILL GO AFTER THEM ALL SOONER OR LATER.
UNTIL THEN, LET THEM SWEAT WAITING.
MICHAEL IS IN GOD'S HANDS NOW. ITS THE SAFEST PLACE FOR ANY OF US. THANK GOD FOR JESUS BECAUSE PEOPLE CAN BE SO CRUEL AND EVIL!

1408 days ago
66.

Raejean    

There is this awful kernel of truth in what Murray is saying. The events leading up to the death of Michael Jackson didn't happen on one day. It didn't even start with Klein.

Just this long string of highly paid, star f*cking enablers.

1408 days ago
67.

Patty    

HI All....Put a pic of Prince Michael next to a pic of Arnie Klein....Notice anything????...DUH!!!...They look exactly like eachother!!!!...Does anyone dispute that Debbie Rowe was pregnant by her boss?????..ALSO Paris is a pretty good replica of Debbie.....Look at the eyes and chin....How America let this freak get away with adopting them and claiming they were his is Laughable.....Patty

1408 days ago
68.

my opinion    

I said from the beginning , "there are others involved in MJ's death" I will be excited the day ALL doctors involve in his death are PROSECUTED.

RIP MJ

Love the Jackson's

Tanya

1408 days ago
69.

iloveMJ    

only you murray should be blame on MJ's death! you injected him profopol you a-hole idiot QUACK doctor! when and where did you took your licensure exam,let me check if you really passed? you're the most icnompetent idiot doctor i've ever know!
MJ died caused by what you injected to his system,pay for what you did!!! go to hell jail! rot in jail!

1408 days ago
70.

K    

There was no Demoral found in the Autopsy

1407 days ago
71.

Cherwood    

Tales from the Darkside....
C'mon now. Please don't allow yourself to fooled by this BS Murray's camp is peddling. It is simply a desperate attempt to get people to think he's innocent.
I really think their mantra is the same as PT Barnum's "THERE'S A SUCKER BORN EVERY MINUTE...."
Make no mistake, Klein has definitely done his share of dirt inthe past, but I give Michael credit for recognizing him for what he was. The fact of the matter is that Michael had a Tour coming up, and he needed someone to make him look good, so he went to Klein for FACIAL PROCEDURES, not DRUGS...
Thing is, Murray is the ONLY one who gave Michael the benzos and that lethal dosage of Propofol, and regardless of who else was involved--AEG, Colony Capital, Sony, Tohme, etc, the bottom line is always him and the fact that he ADMITTED to administering those meds on 6/25...
But this story does give me SOME hope--maybe he's starting to unravel and will spill about the rest of his partners in crime...
And let's not even get started on his ever-changing timeline--that along with his inability to perform CPR, his flight from UCLA ER to go to the Holmsby House, his claim that he couldn't call 911--all of these things add up to one conclusion--GUILTY!!
And what about Klein? Well he IS guilty of past sins regarding Michael, but the only current one he needs to be investigated for is OVERCHARGING A PATIENT!!
The claim he filed against the Estate was clearly padded, and if he'll do that to someone after they're done, you know he did it when Michael was alive. I think they need to investgate his practices asap. If he did it to Michael, he's probably doing it to other celeb patients (watch out, LIZ...)
-#7: Natalie, suppose you tell us HOW Michael could've put the lethal dose in his own arm, even though Anaesthesiologists and most members of the MEDICAL PROFESSION can't.......LOL x 50!!
And you know what I get sick of? People in the US constantly believing eveything the media crams down their NAIVE throats! Unless you were there taking meds or shooting up with him, you have NO PROOF that he was on drugs at any time other than when he said he had the problem in '93. For the 50 millionth time--THE CORONER STATED THERE WAS NO DRUG ABUSE FOUND IN HIS BODY!!!
So please do us a favor and quit living in the past and falling for the Media hype...
BTW: AEG didn't expect ANYTHING but to make billions off of Michael BEHIND HIS BACK by scalping tickets for the concert and charging up to 300 TIMES THE FACE VALUE!!! When they saw their plan failing because many people couldn't afford the inflated prices, they moved to plan B.........
..............SIMMERING...........................

1407 days ago
72.

Cherwood    

Tales from the Darkside - Pt. 2.........
-#11: MJFan4Life: You're so right! Murray is still the final culprit, but Klein needs to go down, too. Problem is, he needs to go down in a separate case because I don't think he had anything to do with Michael's murder. However, he IS guilty of several things--one being that he OVERCHARGED MIchael by padding his bills.
There was a story on here back in Fall of '09 where Murray filed a claim, which included a bill for x amount of Demerol injections daily. NO WAY!! If Michael had taken all of that AND took Propofol, he would've been dead long before 6-25-09. If you google it, you'll find that Demerol and Propofol do NOT get along, to put it mildly.......
Also, if Klein HAD given him all of those meds, up till his last days, I pretty sure it would've showed up in the autopsy, but it didn't. There were NO signs of Demerol on the report........
-#14: SamSamIsCool: Great post! Funny how Randy Phillips ran to every news outlet telling his story about how Michael INSISTED he hire Murray against his better judgement--Phillips just ASSumed we'd all be stupid enough to believe his BS, but I knew right away that he was lying. Primarily because there is NO REASON to run around defending yourself, IF YOU'VE DONE NOTHING WRONG!! The moment I noticed him, Ortega, Cherilyn, Klein, and others on every news program on air, I knew something was amiss....
And you're right, Murray did kill him by giving him that lethal amount of Propofol, but now we need to get down to who else was involved? Who commisioned Murray to do what he did? There are too many unanswered questions and too many SHADY characters involved to think this was anything but MURDER........
-#32: Gsharon710, while I agree that Klein is no friend and nothing but a leech, I don't think he had any part in this murder which is why they're not prosecuting him at this time.
Thing is, the Coroner's report does not support the premise that Klein gave Michael all of the Demerol he claimed to have in his Claim against the Estate.
-#33: Hey Barbie Jean! That's a great question! And there are a lot of people who have been playing cat and mouse on this when they know FULL WELL who the murderers are.......
-#36: Hey Missy, there was a report on here about a month ago they said Klein and the rest of the doctors were cleared in Michael's case. There was one doctor still being questioned, but I don't think it was Klein as he was appointed to the FDA that SAME week.........
-#49: Katie10, what autoimmune diseases are you referring to?
#50L Carlos Barrera, you are my HERO tonight!! I'm so glad to see SOMEONE ON HERE HAS SENSE!
-#51: Ohsowhat, how many times do we have to say this: ANNA NICOLE AND MICHAEL WERE 2 DIFFERENT PEOPLE!! Anna Nicole did RECREATIONAL drugs and even talked about it on her reality show. Michael ONCE had an addiction to prescription meds, but there's NO PROOF that he was addicted after that.
-Cher
No Peace till Justice!
MICHAEL--IL.O.V.E.U4EVER!!

1407 days ago
73.

sofi    

Katie 10,Cecilia,SamSamIsCool,Carlos Barerra very well said everybody count me in to.

1407 days ago
74.

Missy    

Patty-seriously get your eyes checked asap! First of all they look nothing alike,second klein can't have kids,and Prince has vitiligo which is a genetic disease,and finially he looks just like his great-grandfather Samuel Jackson.

1407 days ago
75.

sherry     

How about stop blaming everyone else, Michael was a drug addict that would have gotten what he wanted regardless. He may of been very talented, but he was messed up!!!!!1

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