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Arnie Klein -- My Buddy Was Not Michael's Lover

4/22/2011 10:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Dr. Arnold Klein -- the dermatologist who loomed large in Michael Jackson's life -- has now changed his story and says his good friend and office manager -- Jason Pfeiffer -- did NOT have an affair with Michael Jackson.

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Klein had told TMZ ... Jackson was gay but that Jason's alleged relationship with the singer was the only gay relationship MJ ever had.  Klein told us Jason was "the love of [Michael's] life."

But now on his Facebook page, Klein says "Allegations about ... Jason being Michael Jackson's lover are ridiculous.  That story was made up ... "

Klein also scoffs at allegations he contributed to MJ's death, saying, "I made two interventions on Michael's Propofol Abuse myself ..."

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Pegasus    

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Michael Jackson's Kids Confused By Allegations Against DocEXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Michael Jackson's Kids Confused By Allegations Against Doc
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By Amber Goodhand
Radar Staff Reporter

Singer Michael Jackson's three children are confused by allegations that Dr. Conrad Murray, a man they considered a friend, housemate and someone who cared for their dad, inadvertently killed the singer!

And the three want nothing to do with Murray, says aunt Alejandra Jackson, 42, in an exclusive RadarOnline video interview.

PHOTOS: The Jackson family at court in Los Angeles

She describes how Prince, 14, Paris, 13, and Blanket, 9, were shocked when they learned how Murray is connected with their famous father's death. Alejandra has four children with two of MJ's brothers, Randy and Jermaine, and was married to Jermaine.

"There is no relationship with Dr. Murray," Alejandra Jackson says. "I know the children don't want nothing to do with him. He was always so nice to the children and he was there to help with their dad. So it was confusing for them.

Dr. Conrad Murray Arrives at Court

Murray is awaiting trial for involuntary manslaughter in connection with Jackson's June 25, 2009 death. He allegedly injected Jackson a strong hospital anesthetic.

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332.

Pegasus    

Trial of Michael Jackson's doctor delayed until SeptemberBy Alan Duke, CNNMay 2, 2011 1:25 p.m. EDT
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
NEW: Judge Pastor delays the Murray trial until September 8
NEW: Testimony is to begin September 20
Defense wanted two weeks, but the judge thinks a longer delay is necessary
Los Angeles (CNN) -- The involuntary manslaughter trial of Dr. Conrad Murray, charged in the death of Michael Jackson, will be delayed until September, a judge decided Monday.

The defense had asked for just two weeks to find and prepare new medical experts to counter new experts recently added by the prosecution.

Murray, who was Jackson's personal doctor, is accused of causing his death on June 25, 2009, while giving him a surgical anesthetic.

Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor, during a Monday morning hearing, asked Murray if he agreed with a delay.

"I believe it is in the best interest of all parties involved," Murray told the judge.

Jury selection, which began in late March, was expected to conclude this week. Opening statements and testimony had been schedule to begin next Monday.

Dr. Conrad Murray: 'I'm an innocent man' "We have to pause for a moment and take a breath," Pastor said. "All of us should be ready before we go into further proceedings with a jury." He said the jury selection will begin around September 8, and opening statements could begin on September 20.

The delay is likely to mean the 171 potential jurors already "hardship qualified" for a two-month trial will be dismissed and the jury selection process will start from scratch.

"If it means saying 'thank you' to the prospective jurors, then I think that's the preferable approach," the judge said.

A delay, however long, would be expensive for the cash-strapped court system. Pastor said there had been a "massive investment of time and money" put toward the trial.

But, he added, "The interests of justice trump everything."

The possibility of a delay was raised Friday when Pastor ruled prosecutors could call new expert witnesses, including one who would testify that there was no way Jackson could have self-ingested the drug that the coroner said killed him.

Defense lawyer Ed Chernoff said he consulted with Murray after that hearing and they agreed they needed more time to prepare their expert testimony to counter the new prosecution experts.

"This is precisely the matter I fully expected that was going to happen when the defense said it wanted to go in 60 days," Pastor said.

Murray invoked his right to a speedy trial after January's preliminary hearing in which the prosecution's expert witness admitted he made a math mistake that supported the defense theory that Jackson may have given himself the fatal dose of propofol.

Propofol is a surgical anesthetic that the Los Angeles coroner ruled killed Jackson, in combination with several sedatives found in his blood.

"I actually made a mistake on that," Dr. Richard Ruffalo testified during cross-examination, referring to his calculation of the levels of drugs in Jackson's stomach fluid.

Murray's lawyers suggest a frustrated and sleepless Jackson may have poured the surgical anesthetic propofol mixed with lidocaine into his juice bottle while the doctor was out of his bedroom.

A new expert approved by Pastor on Friday will testify that he "concludes it was impossible for Michael Jackson to orally ingest" the fatal drug, prosecutor David Walgren said.

"Super expert Dr. Ruffalo prepared a 60-page report," Defense lawyer Michael Flanagan said in court Friday. "We got ready on that, but now the trial in this case will look nothing like the preliminary. I bet you they're not going to call Ruffalo."

The prosecution said the defense is always welcome to call the former prosecution expert.

"They are not calling their original 11 experts," Flanagan said. "They've got three brand new ones, which requires us to prepare all over again for these new theories and justifications of these theories."

The new experts will present "more detailed analysis, but not a new theory," Walgren said.

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arlene stevens    

How dare you Dr. Klein and Jason I agree (Mcfatty) tub of lard try to ruin MJ's reputation to cash in. I adored MJ and it doesnt matter what he did or DIDN'T DO. Leave him ALONE you lying sacks of ****. RIP Michael. I miss you and they will get theirs, along with the doctor!

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Richard    

Re: Dr. Klein..For those NOT in the know Debbie Rowe was MJ's kids Mom..Dr, Klein was the 'turkey-baster' Dad.!! And in the MJ Autopsy photo...why does MJ have no NAVEL.????? It's a strange world..

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Lilly    

So Klein admitted he & the slub made it all up for what,MONEY?! I think Klein & Phieffer are the one's who had an affair togther, not Michael.Klein is just as much to blame for Michael's addiction's and he should go to trial.Klein is such a hypocrite, he considers himself a close friend,a close friend does not enable them w/ drugs and make up lies. So much for being a close friend!!

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Matt    

I don't know if Michael was gay, and it really doesn't matter. Jason Pfeiffer however is a proven liar and fraud and it seems that he enjoys attacking wealthy men. Especially gay men. I read in a leagel journel somewhere that Jason has started slandering a Florida Billionaire going as far as to make up lies about the man and secretly trying to contact the man's friends in order to spread those lies. Well, the rich guy has his lawyers all over this one. I've also seen where Jason Pfeiffer has reached out to Liberace's former lover Scott Thorsen. So it only shows the type of people he enjoys hanging out with. Jason Pfeiffer had a lot to say about MJ's drug abuse and yet he want to be in cotact with Scott thorsen who is a well known drug abuser. Why would Jason wait until Michael's death before talking about being MJ's lover? Scott Thorsen did the same thing. Funny how easy it is to make claims when someone is dead and can't defend themselves. I hope the rich gay dude he's started trouble with now is able to expose Pfeiffer for what he is. a total LIAR and FRAUD. He has a history for using the nane of wealthy people in order to make a buck. Wouldn't suprise me if he starts blackmailing wealthy gay guys now. What a total JOKE!!

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