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Michael Jackson

Lawsuit Accuses Doctor

of Fueling MJ's Addiction

8/4/2011 8:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Dr. Arnold Klein
provided serious drugs to Michael Jackson, which left the singer so out of it ... he couldn't even stand up straight ... this according to a new lawsuit obtained by TMZ.

In the lawsuit, filed by Klein's former assistant and confidant Jason Pfeiffer -- it is alleged "Throughout 2009, Michael was a frequent patient of Klein." The lawsuit continues, "Several times, Klein told Pfeiffer to help Michael down to the car because Michael was too drugged up and disoriented to stand on his own."

Pfeiffer says he voiced his concern for Michael's "safety" -- because he and Klein's nurses "were worried that Michael was being 'overmedicated' by Klein." Pfeiffer says Klein simply told him to "keep his mouth shut."

And there's more -- Pfeiffer claims Klein tried to sneak Michael prescription muscle relaxers in 2009 by writing a prescription in Pfeiffer's name.  Pfeiffer claims he refused to participate in the scheme.

Pfeiffer also claims in the suit ... sometime around October 2008, Klein was contacted by Michael Jackson, who told the doc he "needed 'to get out of a court appearance' and needed a doctor's note."

According to the suit, Klein told Michael he would take care of it and issued a note saying MJ was suffering from a Staph Infection ... based on a fabricated test.

Klein's treatment of MJ has been questioned in the past -- TMZ broke the story ... Klein injected Michael with 51 Demerol injections in the 3 months before Jackson died. Klein has always maintained that he treated Michael in accordance with the highest medical standards.

Pfeiffer claims he was wrongfully terminated by Klein -- and in the suit, filed Wednesday in Klein's ongoing bankruptcy case, Pfeiffer alleges that Klein forced him to help round up gay sex partners for Klein, including prostitutes and homeless people.

Pfeiffer also claims he would have to help "prepare" Klein for sexual encounters -- adding, "Klein required that Pfeiffer wash Klein's groin."

Pfeiffer -- who has stated in the past that he was Michael Jackson's gay lover -- says he suffers from severe emotional problems as a result of Klein's treatment -- and is suing for unspecified damages.

UPDATE: A lawyer for Klein tells TMZ, "Dr. Klein is one of the most esteemed and respected dermatologists in his profession in the country.  This counterclaim is totally unfounded, and frankly it's garbage.  The claims in Dr. Klein's lawsuit are very serious, and we're taking them all the way."


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31.

Whamo    

Like all drug addicts MJ would have gotten it somewhere. Why do people keep wanting to make excuses for MJ? It wasn't his fault he was a druggie, it wasn't his fault he was addicted to surgery, it wasn't his fault he liked little boys bla, bla bla. It must be nice to go through never to have done anything wrong on your own.

1123 days ago
32.

aquanet    

I'm surprised that it too k this long to point a finger at this creeping fame whoring doctor. He's just another dealer.

1123 days ago
33.

fuzzy    

OK, let's just say the claims are true for a second. Who wants the job of prepping Dr. Klein's cheesy privates? *vomits*

1123 days ago
34.

Jenny    

Wait till the trial starts going to hear a lot more things that r going to blow our minds I'm sure

1123 days ago
35.

SiouxCityBoy    

Michael Jackson did drugs ... old news, so did Jimmy Hendrix and Janis Joplin. Sadly they all died. Had there been medical professionals around Michael that solved the pain caused by the Pepsi burning, by hypnosis or by deadening nerve cells and such, and also had they got Michael off drugs and into a diet and regimen to maintain his health. Had those medical groupies turned Michael's addictive penchant into exercise and yoga he might still be alive. Instead he was surrounded by enablers, at least two of whom were fat old queens.

1123 days ago
37.

CloBird    

Pfeiffer continues with his lies.If her were so concerned with the amount of medications that Klein was giving Jackson,he should have reported it to the proper medical authorities then.This lawsuit will not go far.

1123 days ago
38.

TatumMarie    

Michael was not abusing drugs you idiots. Everyone wants to listen to speculation and theories but no one wants to look at the autopsy report which is all over the net. To TMZ and all the dummies that believe the drug rumors, your ignorance is inexcusable. This story is obviously a fabrication. Both these fools Klein and Pheiffer want attention and money.

1123 days ago
39.

Pegasus    

For Beginner's - Jason is a LIAR! He and Michael WERE NEVER LOVER'S! Michael WAS NOT GAY1 God, Michael even chased after Beyonce! Not that I blame him at all - she is a very Beautiful woman. But a Gay man would not bother to chase after a woman - especially Beyonce! That being said, we all know what a Liar Jason is - has always been, and probably will continue to be.

As far as Klein is concerned - He too is a LIAR in many ways. Although, I do believe that he did give MJ drugs in abundance (whether needed or not), and basically kept MJ doped up for the most part. Klein is a very shady, unreputable in many ways as a Dr., etc. type of person.

But it does not surprise me in the least to see this new lawsuit comming out now. Jason, needs the attention and money as does Klein. Question: Why now? Why wasn't this lawsuit brought out years ago (when Michael was going through it and still with us)? Since Michael died, every nut case in the world seems to be bringing a lawsuit out of some kind. JMO I think this lawsuit is BS!

1123 days ago
40.

Barb. A.    

OMG here we go again.

1123 days ago
41.

Cujeaux    

If these allegations are true then why didn't Pfeiffer report Klein to the medical board to have his licence revoked as soon as the abuse started? He knew from the start his part in it was wrong so it's too late for sympathy or a lawsuit now. He was probably paid well for the ass washings and bjs. They probably all have AIDS.

I believe everything he's saying though. Leave it to Wacko to have other people slam his junk for him. He was so out of it during his pedo trial that it was a miracle he got off. I still think there was jury tampering involved in that one. He thought he was going down and would have committed suicide by lethal injection back then if he was found guilty. He probably had a pact with Klein all along to go out that way. Klein would do anything for Wacko's cash.

Wacko had to know he was in no shape to perform concerts from the onset. He wanted to fool people into thinking he was on top of his game but secretly wanted to die and make it look like a murder. His kids were grown and he was sick of his pedo self. Both MJ and Klein made Dr. Murray the pasty but Murray is equally culpable IMO.

1123 days ago
42.

mj fan forever    

MICHAEL JACKSON WAS NOT A DRUG ADDICT!!! THE CORONER - WHO IS A DOCTOR - STATED THAT THERE IS NO TRACE OF DRUG ABUSE NO KIND OF DRUG!!! PERIOD!!! SO THIS 'KIND OF PORK' WHICH IS JASON PFEIFFER IS "INVITED" TO NOT PUT MICHAEL JACKSON IN THE MIDDLE AGAINST WHOM HE HAS NO KIND OF SAY IN!!!!

1123 days ago
43.

Em    

Do I believe slimy Jason's story? Not much except for the fact that I do believe that Arnold Klein treated Michael Jackson and part of his treatments included medicating MJ with prescription drugs ... far too many prescription drugs were available from this doctor.

As for the rest of you who are saying Michael was a junkie, he "did" drugs, etc. Please. He had physical ailments that he had prescriptions for and he had access from far too many doctors to anti-anxiety, etc. pharmaceuticals. He did not sit about like Jimi Hendrix (RIP) and/or Janis Joplin (RIP) and "do" recreational drugs to the point of killing himself.

As for Klein's lawyer(s) ... Don't know that Klein was respected or held in high esteem but it seems he was popular; his wealthy clients seemed to have been able to access anything they wanted from him, no questions asked. When Klein became a "heat score" after MJs death, his clients dropped him like a hot potato.

1123 days ago
44.

LC4Michael    

Didn't these clowns already have their 15 minutes? Moving on.........

1123 days ago
45.

Sandra     

Dr Klein is one slime bag and should not have procuring drugs for MJ and hopefully will be charged!!

1123 days ago
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