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Michael Jackson

Lawsuit Accuses Doctor

of Fueling MJ's Addiction

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

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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You ought to know UnWell


1091 days ago


To bad MJ didn't get his Medical Marijuana Recommendation from one of his many doctors. Marijuana would had help him with his anxiety, sleeping disorder and stimulate his appetite.

1091 days ago


Michael did not do drugs the same way Joplin, Hendrix and poor sweet Amy Winehouse did. He had bouts of abuse of painkillers in his life, to numb physical and psychological pain, not to "get high". Listen to "Morphine", it's heartbreaking.

But I think he stopped several times, because he cared for his kids and because he wanted to live. There was no Demerol in him when he passed.

Klein hung around for money and for access to a star. Maybe he even cared for Michael in some way. But not enough to remain professional.

During the trial, his defense attorney Mesereau saw him deteriorating. He often received calls from Michael at 4 in the morning, worrying about his children. He says that now, after Michael's passing, the memory of those calls is what's haunting him.

1091 days ago


TMZ - please, please get rid of of Oh,Well. He makes me physically sick, and he never posts anything of use, just abuse.
Please get rid of him - for ever.

1091 days ago


So you were ok not opening your mouth until he filed for Bankruptcy sounds fishy. Gay men for him, drugs in your name shut your mouth. I wondering why not quit that job and get another one He was a Doctor to the rich and famous. You put up with all this bull crap to get big paychecks. HA HA HA THE JOKE IS ON YOU. HAVE YOU TOLD THE POLICE ABOUT ANY OF THIS YOU ARE IN TROUBLE. MURRY LAWYER IS COMING AFTER YOU AS A WITNESS. DUMMY

1091 days ago


Jason Pfeiffer is nothing but a liar. He simply fabricates stories to fit his sick agenda.


I am definitely not what you would call an Arnie Klein fan, but he was investigated by the DEA after Michael's death and they failed to find anything incriminating.

1091 days ago


So effing stupid. Nobody is to blame for MJ's addiction but him. He wanted the drugs and he's dead because of his own stupid self. This crap needs to go away. He's dead and it's done.

1091 days ago


aston: 23 minutes ago

TMZ - please, please get rid of of Oh,Well. He makes me physically sick, and he never posts anything of use, just abuse.
Please get rid of him - for ever.

Second that motion big-time!

1091 days ago


The trial comes near,So we must make Mikey look like a druggy!? hmm
Is ConQuacks side paying you enough Jason?!

1091 days ago


Seems to me that the Toadie-Boy lawsuit amounts to a written confession that he was an accomplice to a crime, failed to report a crime, failed to render aid, conspired to cover-up a crime and illicitly (and disgustedly) washed crotches (probably with his tongue).

"Forced" to round up sex partners for dirtbag Klein? Well, vagina mouth, if it's that easy to force you, then I want you to get a baseball bat, go to the corner of Sunset and Vine and beat yourself into a coma. Then report back for your next assignment.

I've had it with parasites and s***bags.

1091 days ago


What GOES On in the Dark...MUST Come To The Light.
I say TELL IT.
and let the Heads Roll.

p.s. Pfeiffer/Klein=====very creepy people...eeeewww

Michael had to be drugged up to deal with them...eeeewww

1091 days ago


Sad Michael Jackson was involved with those kind of people.
Klein and Pfeiffer, two crazy people!

1091 days ago


It's not hard to imagine that Dr Klein's hands are dirty!

1091 days ago
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