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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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121.

Pegasus    

To #111 MJ215062009 / Brigha from UK #116 / 111PattyCakes #117 - I would like to thank you each of you for your very informative posts. And I agree with each of you. I personally am watching this fiasco unfold also. I pray that Murray gets what he truly deserves - and if others are truly involved or are partially responsible for MJ's death - then they too should be exposed and dealt with by the courts! Just my opinion.

1434 days ago
122.

Cherwood    

-#133: Hey Brigha! I know we've had this conversation before, but just for the record, I have a few bones to pick. You said his tolerance level was incredible, but what was that based on? The media's reports that he did 30 Xanax's daily, or had received over 100 shots of Morphine over a 3 month period?
The key here is that the MEDIA reported it. And where did they get it from? There were tons of reports regarding the raids on Mickey Fine's Pharmacy and a host of others, where Michael was said to have run up huge tabs--one had a $1 mil tab!! And how could this happen? DO we really believe that Michael took that many meds on a dail basis? Someone did the math on another board, and the way they figured it, Michael would've had to have taken 10,000 meds daily in order to ingest all of the meds that he reportedly purchased....
SO there HAS to be another answer--most of the meds were purchased WITH MICHAEL'S CREDIT, BY HIS SECURITY, BODYGUARDS, OR NANNY GRACE, and the NOI Security were tied to Quanell Armstrong in Houston, who was in partnership with Murray, and he was known to run a "Pill Mill" in Houston. I think most of those meds went to that pill mill through the NOI security (Muhammad--the guard who tried to sell Michael's pants on Ebay) and from what I understand, the DEA was investigating the Houston pill connection, hopefully they still are. Also, during one period Michael had Marlon Brando living with him and it was a known fact that he needed meds for his condition so I think some of the meds were for him....
Thing is, I am not saying Michael NEVER had an issue. We all know he did as he admitted to the addiction to Morphine in '93, but other than meds he took from time to time for his broken foot, back--after that accident he had, knee injury, and Lupus, I think he was free and clear of any "addiction". And the best part about it is that the CORONER'S REPORT clearly stated he showed NO SIGNS OF DRUG ABUSE--I know people who had a drug problem, and when they passed, their organs were all shot. What was Michael, SUPERMAN, that his organs all remained intact? I think not. Not to mention the fact that if he were taking all of these meds on the regular (which, btw, I think a lot of the source of how many meds he took--Klein and other doctor's bills were PADDED because he was Michael Jackson) wouldn't he have died much sooner than this. YOu can't make me believe an ELEPHANT could've survived on all of those meds. AGAIN, he was NOT SUPERMAN......not in THAT way, at least........
Bottom line, I would've had no problem accepting it, if I even found out Michael was a straight up HEROIN addict...I would've cried myself sick about it, but I would've LOVED him just the same. SO please don't think this is some twisted attempt to make it "go away", I just hate to see him accused of something he didn't do.
And Americans especially, are the biggest hypocrites when it comes to this. Most of the people I work with have mad comments like, "Boy, wasn't he a dope fiend?", or "Ugh he did drugs his whole life." Of course, some went with the obligatory molestation statement, but there were far more sitting in judgement over the drugs which tells me that once he passed, his enemies and the media took on a new campaign, the "Michael was a drug addict" campaign.....and all of the deluge of stories of how many pills he took a day, the whole "Propofol Lie" and so on is all part of that. The allegations are no longer a hot topic, ANd they know people will say that he was found "Not guilty", but they know that unless anyone was with him 24/7, they have no way of knowing whether or not he took drugs--that's what they're banking on....
Bottom line, you have a right to your opinion--you know I always like to hear from you, but I just wanted to be sure you had considered why so many of his fans and supporters have a problem with this....because most of the drug story doesn't wash....like almost EVERYTHING else written about Michael......
-Cher
No Peace till Justice!!
MICHAEL--URMYLIFE4EVER!!!

1434 days ago
123.

Cherwood    

--One more thing Brigha,
THe BENZOS and Propofol were administered by Murray that night SUPPOSEDLY to help Michael sleep, but how do we KNOW that? All we have to go on is Murray's story...and based on the fact that he lied about so many other things, and changed his timeline several times, can we REALLY believe HIS story?
Personally, I think Michael went into distress from whatever Murray gave him to counteract the dehydration he complained of that night, THEN when Murray saw Michael was in a coma, he tried several things, then called his partners in crime for assistance. AT some point, it was decided that it was in THEIR best interests to let Michael go, and I believe THAT is when the rest of the Benzos and Propofol were administered, which explains why he had SO much Propofol in him--they were simply using it to ensure his death...they knew there was info out there that Michael may have used it in the past, so it was an easy sell to the Public--especially since it wasn't a hard-core drug or meds which could've done irreparable damage to what was left of his reputation in the US...this way, they could still make the money they needed to make off of him. They realized that most people would take pity on him that he took the Prop in an effort to get some sleep.....
-Cher

1434 days ago
124.

cami    

Michael was,is and he will be the best entertainer has ever lived!
Murray is gulty because He used the propofol and he lived the room and let Michael alone! A murder is a murder even it was accidental or was premeditation! I will always love Michael Jackson and his music!

1434 days ago
125.

HumanNature    

TMZ

Can somebody get a comment from Snake Eye Klein!!!!

1434 days ago
126.

Missy    

Cherwood,another nice post! I don't believe MJ was a "drug addict" as some people have tried claiming. I understand he did have some health problems,but the only drugs found in his system were the ones given by Murray. Why did Murray call kleins office?

1433 days ago
127.

Cherwood    

Hey Missy!
That's a great question, but I wasn't aware that he had called Klein office--you're referring to 6/25/09, right? Please let me know where you got that info...I would LOVE to see it. If he did call Klein, that would raise questions as to whether Klein was Murray's "Propofol Instructor". In any case, Klein made a lot of derogatory remarks about Murray in his Interviews on LKL, and Murray implied that Klein had something to do with Michael's introduction to Propofol....
-Cher
No Peace till Justice!
MICHAEL--URMYLIFE4EVER!!

1433 days ago
128.

Cherwood    

danger,
Your stalking knows no bounds....
This time, the joke's on you as Brigha and I have had MANY debates about this issue and others, and she KNOWS I respect HER opinion....
I have no problem respecting anyone's opinion who I don't consider a deranged, racist, stalker......
BTW: I left you a message on the Mocienne board, so you better "stalk" back over there before it gets away from you.......
And for the record, what problem do you have with me wanting to be with Michael? Most of his TRUE fans/Supporters do. Are you jealous because you LIVED in LA all of this time and never even got to MEET him? AWwwwwwwwwwwwww, grab your sippy cup......
BTW: Notice how in this post and the others I never had to use profanity to get my point across? And you pride yourself in being so highly educated, wonder why you can't do the same?
Guess that's one of those things they taught me in the "Get-toe" you CLAIM I come from.....
Say goodnight gracie...
Oh, and don't forget your PACIFIER.......
-Cher
No Peace till Justice!
MICHAEL--URMYLIFE4EVER!!

1433 days ago
129.

bunny    

danger baby, I'm sick to death of your constant, foul-mouthed attacks on other posters. I asked you before to play nice. If you can't do it then how about you do us all a favor and p.i.s.s. off.

1433 days ago
130.

bunny    

You're a bore and a fake, danger baby. Journalist? I don't think so. L.A.? I don't think so.

1432 days ago
131.

Missy    

Cher,yes I'm talking about 6/25/09 I've read before that out of those 3calls Murray made,one of them was to kleins office. I'll try to look it up back up. I don't understand why klein isn't being charged with anything,after what he admitted giving all those shots for no reason.His lic to practice should be gone!

1432 days ago
132.

Missy    

danger baby,I was the one who mentioned it,Cher just asked me about it. I've read it on afew different sites that one of the calls was to kleins office,not sure how accurate the info is,I believe harvey asked klein about it awhile back on tmzlive. The story has changed many times,from what I've understood(and yes I could be wrong)Murray called:kleins office,one of is offices either houston or las vegas,and that one "patient",now the story murray is selling is that he call his baby momma. Remember murray also said,he only stepped out to use the bathroom nothing else,then he says he stepped out to make some calls...his story keeps changing.

1432 days ago
133.

Cherwood    

-#157: Hey Missy! I totally agree. Regardless of whether Klein had a hand in ending Michael's life, he did enough dirt DURING and AFTER Michael's life to make him a candidate for a DEA investigation and at the very least, his license should be yanked...
All they have to do is get hold of the bills he turned in with his claim against the Estate and that speaks volumes. NO WAY did he give Michael even HALF of the injections he claimed to give him. He only billed him for it because Michael's not here to dispute it, and he knows that most people will be stupid enough to buy that trash he's selling.
He was NO friend of Michael's and I hope that any celeb who's friendly with him now, can learn something from the way he treated Michael........
And you're so right about Murray. He's changed his story more often than dang baby changes "it's" diapers..........LOL x 100!!
-Cher
No Peace till Justice!
MICHAEL--IL.O.V.E.U4EVER

1432 days ago
134.

bunny    

Missy, I too can confirm that I read over a year ago that one of the calls was to Klein.

danger baby/Deb shut your big trap....after being ridiculed for 15 months for your continuous claptrap, it's high time you realized that nobody gives a stuff what you say or think, no matter how many aliases you come up with.

1432 days ago
135.

annagr    

JUSTICE FOR M.J>!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1432 days ago
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