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Dr. Murray: Arnie Klein Made MJ a Demerol Addict

3/22/2011 4:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Dr. Conrad Murray's lawyers just filed blistering legal docs, claiming Dr. Arnold Klein -- Michael Jackson's longtime doctor and friend -- addicted him to Demerol and another powerful narcotic.

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In legal papers obtained by TMZ, Murray's legal team claims Klein fueled MJ's drug dependency by giving him scores of Demerol injections in the months prior to his death.  TMZ broke the story ... in the 3 months before Jackson died, Dr. Klein gave MJ 51 Demerol injections.

The docs claim, "Due to Mr. Klein's actions, Mr. Jackson became physiologically and psychologically dependent on Demerol." 

Murray's team wants Klein to produce all his medical records, claiming "Dr. Klein is a relevant and highly material witness to the defense."

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31.

LI_Mom    

This will be very interesting. I'd love to see Klein held accountable for HIS despicable actions as well.

Not that this excuses Murray's own willingness to take the job to provide & administer dangerous drugs to a patient. He was an enabler & he was grossly incompetent when his patient OD'ed.

They are BOTH crooked doctors, as far as I'm concerned.

1277 days ago
32.

glory    

dr.arnold klein is the exact replica of prince.
does anybody find it abit disturbing that the boy is supposed be his son but looks like the dermotologist?

I hope I'm not the only here.

1277 days ago
33.

Zappachic    

Now this article does not surprise me. I tend to believe this Dr. Klein was the largest enabler. He should go down with all the Dr.'s supplying the scripts for Michael.

Looks like Anna Nicole's Dr.'s and so called boyfriend Howard Stern will be walking out with nothing but a smile.

Dr.'s can afford to pay for great attorneys to represent them. I doubt most Dr.'s (beside Dr. Kevorkian who actually HELPED PEOPLE IN NEED) will ever go to prison for writing oodles of scripts for one patient under fictitious names.

1277 days ago
34.

Eleonora49    

One look at Michael Jackson and you can feel the truth in your Heart.His Soul was gentle and clear like a Chrystal.His Love you could feel by looking into his loving eyes, only Love,Love for Man Kind.Michael Jackson he gave so much and it's so little written about what he did.Some people just like a to hide,some just like to destroy and hurt without thinking.Michael Jackson, he was here in our Time, a Man who always gave and gave so much that he even lost everything.He Loved PEOPLE, he loved the POOR, what a lot never knew.How much Pain this wonderful Man must of endured Time after Time...He smiled and just Took it...What Tears he might of silently shed...How many nights in hurt of his Soul he could not sleep anymore...A Man, a Wonderful Man, I only see what he did good.HE(HEAL THE WORLD)!

1277 days ago
35.

mjlover    

To all the NEG. comments: **** YOU ALL!!! Leave Michael alone and let him rest in peace! Stop worring about WHO HIS children look like! You ALL are so pathetic!!! THOSE ARE HIS CHILDREN!!!! Period!!! Geeeeesssssssss!!!!
JUSTICE FOR MICHAEL THE KING OF POP YESTERDAY, TODAY, AND ALWAYS!!

1277 days ago
36.

dd    

That's fine but demerol is not what killed him.

1277 days ago
37.

aston    

True or not (and it's probably at least partly true) it doesn't remove one bit of Murray's responsibility for Michael Jackson's death. He still provided several drugs himself plus propofol, he still left his patient, he still didn't perform the right CPR or at all, and he still didn't call the ambulance immediately or inform paramedics and doctors of what he had given his patient.

There is no defense for Murray. The only question mark is if he acted on purpose or not, and if he acted alone or not. The first question is very valid, since he made so many mistakes it's completely incomprehensible. No one makes that many mistakes in one go.

1277 days ago
38.

bob dobolina    

TRUE...I BELIEVE THIS...100% NO DOUBT ...THEY ARE BOTH RESPONSIBLE AND BOTH NEED TO ENTER PRISON TOGETHER!

1277 days ago
39.

sean    

I hear you Rock The He/She cannot make up its mind what sex it is DUMBAZZ 1 DAY SHE IS A WOMAN lOUISE 1 DAY HE IS A DUDE KINDA LIKE M.J

1277 days ago
40.

NOYB    

For the love of God people need to grow a brain--Klein's invoice did not say he gave Demerol injections--you do not feed an addiction on an "as needed" basis--or then it is no longer addiction. Michael did not see Klein that much in June, anyway. Oddly enough Klein gave MJ an "injection" 3 days before he died--was not Demerol, the toxicology report came back CLEAN. Demerol stays in the system for about a week. Had he been abusing pain medications they'd been in the damn house. A REAL junkie can shoot up to 51 times a DAY people. Michael was getting injections at Klein's office--they are called Botox and Restylane. Klein would bill for the oxygen in the room if he could--he's a ripoff. The prosecution has already said there is NO evidence to an addiction to Demerol. Stop taking from the ignorant hands that feed you, folks. Yeah, Klein is shady but Murray and his team need to stop deflecting the obvious--it was Murray who let Michael die, not Klein. Murray would blame aliens if he could.

1277 days ago
41.

sean    

Two Seans??

1277 days ago
42.

MIDNIGHT TOKER    

if I was arnie I would get a good lawyer and go after some of the big bucks those kids are taking in..obviously he is the real dad and should get a cut of the cash his 2 kids are taking in,or whatever is left over after grandma money bags doesnt steal

1277 days ago
43.

NOYB    

As for the bloody fools on this site that keep blaming Michael for his own death--you are no brighter than the rocks that sit on my porch. Let's see, is propofol addictive? No. Was Michael suffering from insomnia? Yes. Did he ask a doctor to help him sleep rather than trying to take matters into his own hands? Yes. What did the doctor do? He murdered him through what he wants people to think is malpractice--Murray was in control people--Michael was out when he died--look at the medical facts such as the amount of Ativan in his system and the urine left in his bladder--had he been awake he'd been needing to pee, not asking for propofol. Those blaming Michael--you are walking right into Murray's web of lies. Do you really think it is normal for someone to die in the presence of a doctor? Come on. You guys do not even know WTF a real junkie is--Michael was no junkie, the man died healthy, no track marks, no liver damage. Addicts do not die healthy. Many times they die from their addictions either directly or indirectly. Please, go grab an education and come back and argue once that is accomplished.

1277 days ago
44.

Eleonora49    

Michael Jackson was a Money maker. Anything he touched turned to Gold.He was a multi Million Dollar Buissness product.IN return, the Man had no life, only work. He had really no Childhood. If you take the Time and Look at all the songs Michael sang as a Child,there are much more than you think.There was no Time to be a little Boy, that makes me sad. I am in( WAS) Marketing ( Sales) and my sweet Michael was a product,good selling one !!Still is today.But did he ever been really happy? I wonder.How much Pain he had to indure from the Media over the Years.I have a great Voice my children ask me over and over why didn't you become a singer? The Truth is, it's the way people get treated by the puplic and the Media...Why endure such pain??I really think Michael wanted to change the world with his singing and his money for a better place and give to the needy.But what a Price to PAY!!!

1277 days ago
45.

mj fan forever    

DEMEROL IS A POWERFUL PAIN KILLER AND MURDERER USED A POWERFUL ANESTHETIC, THERE IS A BIG DIFFERENCE, MICHAEL WAS USING MEDICINES FOR HIS DESEASES - VITILIGO AND LUPUS - PROPOFOL IS USED TO MAKE PEOPLE FALL ASLEEP DURING A SURGERY!!!

WHICH DOCTOR TALKED TO MICHAEL ABOUT PROPOFOL FOR SLEEPING IS NOT KNOWN BUT HAS BEEN A DOCTOR, MICHAEL COULDN'T KNOW IT BY HIMSELF!!!! SO, HE THOUGHT THAT PROPOFOL COULD BE A SOLUTION TO FIGHT HIS INSOMNIA!!!

MURDERER TOLD MICHAEL THAT PROPOFOL WAS SAFE AND MICHAEL HADN'T ANY REASON FOR NOT TRUSTING HIM, HE WAS HIS DOCTOR, BUT HE JUST WANTED TO GET MORE MONEY!!!!

MICHAEL WAS NOT A DRUG ADDICT, AS THE CORONER STATED AND IS CORONER'S STATEMENT THAT IS IMPORTANT NOT THE PATHETIC ATTEMPT OF A MURDERER TO GET AWAY WITH HIS RESPONSIBILITIES!!!!

AND BY THE WAY, HIS SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITY WAS TO TAKE CARE OF MICHAEL'S HEALTH AND LIFE AND HE DID NOT IT AT ALL!!!!

HE WAS HIS PERSONAL PHYSICIAN AND ON JUNE 20 HE HIMSELF CLAIMED THAT MICHAEL WAS FINE PHISICALLY AND PSYCHOLOGICALLY AND ALSO SENT AN EMAIL TO THE INSURANCE COMPANY, SAYING THE SAME THING!!!

THE ONLY PROBLEM MICHAEL HAD WAS A SERIOUS INSOMNIA AND MURDERER DID NOTHING BUT TAKE ADVANTAGE OF IT!!!!

IN NO WAY HE IS A DOCTOR, THE DOCTORS SAVE LIVES, HELP THEIR PATIENTS, HE IS A MURDERER AND MUST BE PUNISHED!!!!!

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