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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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91.

D-INCARNATION    

Guy on the right kinda looks like Corey Feldman.

1177 days ago
93.

raggamuffin    

Oh Jayson, Jayson ,Jayson when are you ever going to stop with the sht that comes out of your mouth. Noone believes you so just stop all the non-sense you useless fat slob.
Loveumj

1177 days ago
94.

gayforliztaylor    

you don't get to die without being a stupid member of your own hypocrite cult.
a plastic, mutilated joker ruined his life with
bizarre religious beliefs about all children, loyalty to non-friends and changing/drugging human flesh.

1177 days ago
95.

TechnoCowgirl    

Not only do I think this doctor enabled MJ, I believe that he should be held responsible legally and civil; this is a common practice among doctors and it needs to stop! I have delt with this behavior from physicans since 14, and I am now 42 -and still fighting for sobriety. I am in my third round of cancer, and the doctors keep saying I have no other choice. These doctors are unethical and killing people with the posion the push! Stop the madness docs -our society is going down hill and American tax payers are paying the bill! All doctors that over perscribe should be jailed, fined, and their licence taken away -period! I am tired of the addiction problem that has riddled our society! STOP IT PLEASE!

1177 days ago
96.

Carol    

I never realized how many small minded brainwashed people were in this world until I started reading TMZ comments. Still believing the tabloid trash about Michael being a drug addict huh? Still being lead around by the nose like little lost sheep to slaughter? Not enough gray matter between your ears to do real research, get the actual facts and find the truth for yourselves. Michael Jackson was NO drug addict. Michael Jackson is the greatest prankster that ever lived. The Jackson family just announced a huge tribute for Michael in Cardiff, Wales. I challenge you little sheep, google "Cardiff", see what you find there. But in case you are to lazy to do that, I will tell you what you will find there. Cardiff: THE GREATEST HOAX IN US HISTORY! Okay, you can say BAAAHHHHHH now! :)

1177 days ago
97.

gayforliztaylor    

no one in history ever humiliated himself with love of both innocent and murderer boys, and his hospital drug death...in his bedrooms.

1177 days ago
98.

Becca    

While we are on the sick cast of characters in this drama, it must be mentioned that DEBBIE ROWE
and MJ were just selfish in having those babies and not allowing them some bonding time with their mother. A "Gift"? of a human child???
Think about it a minute. IF the mother was very young, alone in the world, had zero resources, ect., then...hopefully the child could be given up for adoption.
The last PUPPY I "purchased" could not leave it's home or mother until 9 weeks o****e.
Just saying.

1177 days ago
99.

Becca    

OhWell: 7 minutes ago

OK,
Who Opened MJ's Crypt
And Took His Picture?

Looks Like He's Been Dead
For A Long,Long Time.

Well, it seems like it must have been LaToya that got the last look-
which is another sordid story.

1177 days ago
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101.

pauline    

Obviously nobody here bothered to read the autopsy report which clearly stated that MJ was healthy.

1177 days ago
102.

gayforliztaylor    

apologists are covering up the jacksons' inability to admit that mj was insane and didn't need drug addiction to kill himself.

1177 days ago
103.

Goward    

Michael was never an addict you have all ben bamboozled, God knows the truth, and anyone who has common since. You guys are not telling the truth you are spinning Michael death the way you want it, just like you all did when he was here, blood thirsty press, Michael was never a drug addict on propofol Michael was murdered, stop believing your own press, and seek the truth.

1177 days ago
104.

Linda    

Dr. Kline for a person that worked with Herion addicts at one time you knew about addiction. There is know excuse to enable a addict to stay sick. Your shadey and a liar. How you live with yourself. No wonder Michael wanted to hang out with you on the holidays. I wouldnt doubt if you are using yourself. You wanted him in your life so you gave him what he wanted just like rest of stupid doctors he had. Sure he was a grown man to make choices but you made it easy for him to not get help and stay sick. Your know better then Dr. Murray your just lucky he didnt die while you were giving him drugs. I hope someday they will crack down on these doctors that are destroying lives.Hopefully you learned your lesson and stop feeding your patients drugs that arent needed just to keep them coming back.

1177 days ago
105.

gayforliztaylor    

liz taylor kissed her drug dealer klein and shoved mj into his clinic and home. lol

1177 days ago
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