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MJ's Skin Doc

The Med Board Is On My Ass

... and My Lawyer Just Quit

12/5/2011 7:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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It ain't lookin' good for Dr. Arnie Klein ... Michael Jackson's dermatologist is under investigation by the Medical Board of California --  reportedly for pumping the singer full of prescription painkillers -- and now his lawyer has officially jumped ship.

Klein just posted a letter on his Facebook page, apparently sent from his former attorney -- advising Klein that he's been subpoenaed by the Board and has to appear for questioning on Dec. 15.

The letter does not explain the nature of the probe -- but according to TheDailyBeast.com, officials want to know more about allegations that Klein over-prescribed Demerol to MJ.

The Board reportedly wants to question Klein about the possibility that he self-prescribed narcotics, used false names on narcotics prescriptions, illegally handed out samples of dangerous drugs to his famous patients, and may have committed gross negligence by practicing while afflicted with multiple sclerosis.

Klein has always strongly denied any wrongdoing ... and thus far, has not been accused of any criminal conduct in the death of Michael Jackson.

As for Klein's lawyer, Herbert L. Weinberg -- dude doesn't explain why he's bailing on Arnie ... but recommends a couple of "fine lawyers" who could take over.

We called Klein for comment -- so far, no response.

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106.

PumpkinTMZ    

What about PUNISHING those "parents" for EVEN ALLOWING THOSE CHILDREN TO GO TO A DRUG ABUSING, ANIMAL MOLESTING, CHILD MOLESTER?
We should ALSO PUNISH CHILDREN for NOT COMING FORWARD TO POLICE AS SOON AS ABUSE HAPPENS!

865 days ago
107.

MAGDEL    

Human Nature - sorry, but you should "try" and understand what you read?!?!? "In court, Kaplan responded to the judge's question about Klein's relationship to the Jackson children, saying, "Legally, he is not a presumed parent." This only means that Arnie is not a "legal" parent, it DOES NOT MEAN THAT HE IS NOT THEIR BIOLOGICAL FATHER! Dummy!

865 days ago
108.

Top's Wife    

ATTENTION ALL PTS OF KLIEN. ARE YOUR SECRETS SAFE? Remember Klien talked about MJ, his friend, right! Let's include the pharmacy and pharmacists that provided $100,000 in Rx and the medical supplier that shipped propofol to a private residential address

As for MJ's kids....Prince and Paris are VERY white, not a hint of AA in them. Blanket without a doubt has Michael's eyes and smile. No matter what we see or think they ARE the children of Michael Jackson.

865 days ago
109.

Top's Wife    

Sorry I spelled Klein's name incorrectly.

865 days ago
110.

Kerry    


It's about time this bimbo had his medical licence pulled. A guilty person will readily go speak to the media as he did about a prior patient (violation of patient/doctor oath) in order to paint himself as innocent. This man knew MJ had a demoral addiction and supposedly helped him to get help to overcome it in 1993. Why then would he pump him with 50 + injections in one month and claim he never over medicated the man?

Klein is just another legalized, panhandler drug pusher and he needs to take responsibility for his share in enabling MJ and contributing to his slow demise and eventual death.

The man should never practice medicine again.

865 days ago
113.

twilightmom    

txman :    17 hours ago
people are you joking , your making someone else responsiable for your own life! get real, for a smart and well talented guy like mr jackson, you think for one second he didnt know what he wanted but then again when does it or when does it become the doctors problem! plz is that what you peolpe doing know with your own doctors , you jackson lovers are making alot of peolple think your just as nut as jackson was with his life, plz if you or me dangle our baby out the window do you think c p s would be at our door , hell yes enough said

It became his (Murrays) problem the moment he injected the bolus of medication into the IV. The rule with nurses/docs/arnp's/pa's, etc. The person who administered the drug is responsible for the outcome. Even if a Dr makes a mistake when writing out the order for the drug, if the Nurse notices the error and does not bring it to someones attention and have it changed and goes ahead and gives the drug to the pt, then that Nurse is responsible for any adverse reactions because THEY GAVE THE MED!

864 days ago
114.

black or white    

so human shet bag,

how do you feel about bubbles not claiming YOU? i mean, you do look just like your dad, bubbles, but his name is not on your certificate. i seen you certificate here on TMZ where they have it legible next to a picture of bubbles, your dad.

please speak into the microphone, human shet bag.

inquiring minds want to know your thoughts.

864 days ago
115.

HumanNature    

Rumors are carried by haters, spread by fools, and accepted by idiots.

864 days ago
116.

HumanNature    

Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish. There are more fools in the world than there are people.

864 days ago
117.

gayforliztaylor    

poor dummy hm. she believes cute tales like Water Turned Into Wine. poor facebook dummies can't do anything but throw hard-earned money at the jacksons and vote like on hm comments. pitiful as mj's lost childhood and the l3 year old jordan chandler on his lap.

864 days ago
119.

Siggisis    

So Murray is going to celebrate X-mas in the slammer. Just thought I´d dwell on that thought for a bit.

864 days ago
120.

SaraJane    

Gayfor..
Hateful much??

You are jealous spiteful human being; this is so totally reflected in the utter garbage you post daily on this tabloid board.

You obviously HAVE NO life.

You and others here of your calibre just reiterate to me the
Guttersnipe people you really are.

864 days ago
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