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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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91.

Amy    

I have been thinking this for weeks. Conrad Murray should just plead guilty and go to jail. I look at it this way...Prison has the perfect job for Murray...THE DOC ON DEATH ROW. Its not like he doenst have the perfect prescription for death. Not only that but Murray wuold be the perfect fit for the job since the courts are allowing him to keep his medical license.

1397 days ago
92.

Maria    

wow!!! there are a bunch of really stupid people out there. Dr Murray was a hit man for AEG?(really?)What some of us are forgetting in all this is that the world lost a very special person. He has been a friend of mine for over 40 years, now while i never personally knew Michael, when I saw him in show's or listened to his music I like i'm sure a lot of the fans felt that he was entertaining us and us alone. The morons that are saying all this crap just dont have any goodness in their hearts, I mean the man is dead so trying to put him or his family down is well just plain evil. I say YOU GO GIRL to Mrs Jackson for taking AEG to court. I always thought since they were the contractual employers, why did'nt they look after him any better that they did? the whole world knew that he struggled with a drug adiction and had major problems sleeping so...What was wrong with AEG?

1397 days ago
93.

Maria    

wow!!! there are a bunch of really stupid people out there. Dr Murray was a hit man for AEG?(really?)What some of us are forgetting in all this is that the world lost a very special person. He has been a friend of mine for over 40 years, now while i never personally knew Michael, when I saw him in show's or listened to his music I like i'm sure a lot of the fans felt that he was entertaining us and us alone. The morons that are saying all this crap just dont have any goodness in their hearts, I mean the man is dead so trying to put him or his family down is well just plain evil. I say YOU GO GIRL to Mrs Jackson for taking AEG to court. I always thought since they were the contractual employers, why did'nt they look after him any better that they did? the whole world knew that he struggled with a drug adiction and had major problems sleeping so...What was wrong with AEG?

1397 days ago
94.

joanna marie ellison    

mj was thrown out of his childhood dreams cause of joe jackson.he put his brothers up to become a star and they could not play,they could not go to school,or go hanging out with their friends like normal people do.and mj is not a child melester you people need to lay off that stuff.he was my idol.now hes my hero.

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95.

Maria    

AEG should have had at least had an intervention at the beganing of contract negotiations saying that the superstar agree to compatent medical treatment to either fix or manage the insomnia problem. and even if dumb A&%% Dr Murray was chosen as the Dr of record earning I might add a suppossed 140k a month then why did he not hire any nurses? being a nurse myself this job I would have done for free, ButI'm sure that with 140k a month payday that he could have paid some people 10k to moniter this man,and have them sign contracts swearing them to keep his business secret.

1397 days ago
96.

Joe__Joe    

Running scared.. running scared... running scared! He is looking for any way he can to pull others in to his heap of lies and trouble he is in! It doesn't take a lawyer or genius to figure out this guy is so guilty. He tried to cover up his wrongdoing from the moment their were others on the site. What's wrong Murray? You gotta pull Arnie in because the heat and spotlight on you is too HOT?
He wasn't a professional at all. When would a doctor of any profession do CPR on a bed. Isn't the most intrinsic thing to learn as a medical professional is to learn CPR and do it the RIGHT WAY!!!! I even know that you can't do CPR on a bed and I by any means am not a medical professional.
Look at the stunts this man has pulled since the fact...
the woman on the airplane?
going to Michael's graveside and having pictures taken of himself there?
Come on this man is so guilty...
I wish the judge would get of his butt and do his job on this case... but we are talking about California here aren't we... enough said.

1397 days ago
97.

Vikki    

ARE YOU KIDDING Why than did he die all you stuiped people donot know the advance drug use these dr wher enabeling him to have. Leathl death ending of course no one could help him he was on his way to die with these Dr . They need to go to prison now !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1397 days ago
98.

linny    

I dont like arnie klien and think he encouraged michael in the past but on the day michael died klien was not there. Murray admitted givin michael the propofol and thats what killed him. End of story. Its time murray paid for his greed and stop tryin to blame everyone else. Murray took the risk for the money and it didnt pay off.Do us all a favour plead guilty and pay for what u have done. A man is dead,you will lose a couple of yrs if that. No amount of money is orth a life.

1397 days ago
99.

Natalie    

Many, many people are responsible for Michael's death. They all need to pay!!!!!!

1397 days ago
100.

Mary in CO    

wow!!! there are a bunch of really stupid people out there. Dr Murray was a hit man for AEG?(really?)What some of us are forgetting in all this is that the world lost a very special person. He has been a friend of mine for over 40 years, now while i never personally knew Michael, when I saw him in show's or listened to his music I like i'm sure a lot of the fans felt that he was entertaining us and us alone. The morons that are saying all this crap just dont have any goodness in their hearts, I mean the man is dead so trying to put him or his family down is well just plain evil. I say YOU GO GIRL to Mrs Jackson for taking AEG to court. I always thought since they were the contractual employers, why did'nt they look after him any better that they did? the whole world knew that he struggled with a drug adiction and had major problems sleeping so...What was wrong with AEG?
Posted at 12:53 PM on Sep 16, 2010 by Maria

What was wrong with AEG? Money.

1397 days ago
101.

SeptSpirit    

This is how rumors get started and spread.

Injections of Botox/Restylane are IM!
That was an itemized invoice. There is a line charge for the medication/filler/botox and a seperate line charge for ADMINISTERING the injection. There are even charges for when Klein used a different (fine needle). Do you see any Demerol listed?
The "prominent dermatologist" would know this.

There has been no evidence that Jackson was using Demerol and it's not supported by the autopsy report.
http://www.thesmokinggun.com/do***ents/crime/michael-jackson-autopsy-report

Where did the Demerol rumor start? The Sun
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/2530029/Michael-Jackson-coroners-drug-report.html?OTC-RSS&ATTR=News
which the rumormonger Dimond spread. They should be required to remove that slanderous article from the annals of media history. Totally fabricated to sell papers. Nothing in it factual.

The free-reign media has been given, to say whatever they want without a shred of evidence, should be criminal. They can totally decimate a person without proving a thing, based on rumor, speculation, innuendo, and outright lying. Far worse than an actual trial where evidence is presented and scrutinized.

Take Action Against Medialoid
mjtruthnow.com

1397 days ago
102.

Brigha from UK    

78. Michael Jackson was a drug addict. He was the one who insisted on having Dr Murray as his personal physican. This whole thing is really sad but Michael Jacson is the one to blame.
Posted at 11:13 AM on Sep 16, 2010 by Rosie
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Unlike some on these boards, I think there is ample evidence to show that MJ was an ‘addict’. To me, it doesn’t matter whether the autopsy found no signs of drug abuse, because it is not the frequency of use, but rather the psychological dependency which determines an addiction.
For instance, an alcoholic who has abstained for ten years is still an alcoholic. The addiction simply lies dormant, waiting for that vulnerable or stressful moment to occur.

However, there is a MASSIVE distinction between a simple ‘drug addict’ and a patient who suffers from a medication dependency.
A drug addict willingly accepts the risks involved with substance abuse in order to chase that artificial high.
On the other hand, those dependent upon medication have been introduced to the drug in order to alleviate a genuine medical condition.
If an ‘addiction’ to that medication should develop, it is entirely and exclusively the fault of the physician - not the patient.
If doctors were professional and ethically decent in the first place, then medication addictions would simply not exist.
The medical profession were responsible for allowing MJ to become addicted, for accelerating that addiction throughout his life and ultimately for his untimely death.

So, how on earth can you possibly consider MJ to be in any way blameworthy? Whether Michael begged, threatened or paid for medication (or not) is utterly irrelevant. The physician is still legally and ethically bound to monitor and control the medication so that an addiction does not develop.
Murray owed a duty of care to MJ. He knew that MJ needed specialist care in order to beat his addiction. But, instead of following an ethical path, he simply (like every other doctor in MJ's life) chose to ignore his ethics for money. And, for that, he must pay the price.
So, if Michael is to be blamed for anything at all, it is for having an naïve trust in the medical profession. For having an almost childlike faith in them when they told him that the medication was not only safe, but necessary.

Incidentally, Klein too, has to share responsibility. He must have known that insomnia is a side effect of demerol withdrawal. Yet he administered over 50 demerol injections in a three month period, to a self confessed demerol addict, knowing that MJ had a history of insomnia and would require medication to help him sleep. That is simply criminal. Yet instead of losing his licence, he gets promoted! (Shaking head in disbelief).
The world is watching you America. For Gods sake, wake up and get these people behind bars!.

1397 days ago
103.

111pattycakes    

Conrad Murray: You can try to look around and blame others for KILLING your patient.....but under the Standards of Medicine of the State of CA, you are to be held ACCOUNTABLE for what YOU did! Just to name a few:
1.) Mixing a lethal ****tail
2.) Administering PROPOFOL in a hospital setting
3.) Administering PROPOFOL in the absence of an OXIMETER to measure oxygen perfusion since the drug suppresses both respiration & pulse.
4.) CPR on a soft bed.
5.) MASSIVE delay in calling for help!
6.) Taking a SUPERMAN approach to care and not hiring an RN to assist in the monitorin of your patient!
7.) Leaving your patient ALONE attached to a PROPOFOL drip.
8.) Administering PROPOFOL in the absence of an ANESTHESIOLOGY Board Certification or Pain Management Certification.

TAKE A LOOK IN THE MIRROR CONRAD MURRAY~ MAKE THAT CHANGE~ ADMIT WHAT YOU DID! .....YOU BIG BAFOON!

1397 days ago
104.

Lee lee    

The more this case unfolds and the more pressure that is put on the "players" Like Murray , Klein ,Tohme Tohme and AEG in the form of Lawsuits, the more I pray that they all start Squealing like stuck pigs!!
They are already beginning to turn on one another , and all this is before it gets to trial!
This is only the beginning.

1397 days ago
105.

Cherwood    

Tales from the Darkside - 2.0..........
-#111: MJ215062009, I always love to start in the positive, and after wading through a bunch of VIRTUAL CRAP, I came to your gem of a post--EXCELLENT!! I'm SO glad to see that SOMEONE is paying attention. This particular story is not so much about Murray placing blame on Klein--We should've seen that coming--and it's not about Murray being a hit man for AEG....even if he kinda was.....
It's about how easily people buy into the Media spin on everything--so much so that they've convinced themselves Michael was an addict as if they actually SAW him abusing meds!!
One thing I would like people to take away from the sad fact of Michael's Death is that YOU CAN'T BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU READ!! Further, there are even moles on these boards who are possibly working for AEG, Sony and others to protect their interests....
Don't you ever wonder why TMZ has all of these stories--who gives them these scoops? Especially when it comes to Murray, most of the stories have been in his defense--maybe 1 or 2 were against him, to make it look good....
We just need to THINK and be WAY smarter than we were while Michael was alive--that is, if you really care about getting JUSTICE for him....if not, good luck with that....
Bottom line, this board alone is the poster child for how effectively the Media can control people's minds and skew it to their way of thinking. It's like most of you have been programmed to be a bunch of robots who repeat "Michael Jackson did drugs, and was a freak"....straight out of "STEPFORD".....
-#112: Maria, please google AEG and Michael Jackson, AEG's ticket scalping for the 02 concerts, AEG's contract with Michael, Colony Capital and Michael, and Tohme and Michael, THEN come back and ask, "What's wrong with AEG?" Oye.......
-#118: Hey Leelee! That is exactly what I'm hoping for. I think Katherine filing her lawsuits is the push we needed to get that squealing started. She is an heir so they can't just laugh her off like they did Joe..........

-Cher
No Peace till Justice!
MICHAEL--IL.O.V.E.U4EVER and MISS-U-SO-MUCH!!!

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