The tabloids are fired-up with rumors that Dr. Klein's former assistant Debbie Rowe ratted him out for illegally prescribing drugs to Michael Jackson.
According to a report from Britain, Rowe reportedly tipped off the feds with an anonymous phone call to let them know Jackson was using aliases to score powerful sedatives from Klein.
Rowe and Jackson were married from 1996 to 1999.
Michael Jackson's former dermatologist and friend, Dr. Arnold Klein, surprised the public yesterday by legally requesting involvement in the well-being of Prince Michael and Paris Katherine. Now, he's explaining his actions.
Previous reports claimed that Klein is the biological father of Prince Michael and Paris, but he has denied it. Klein's lawyers, Mark Vincent Kaplan and Bradley P. Boyer, released a statement yesterday regarding Klein's court request. It reads:
"Dr. Klein has always had a special relationship with Paris Katherine and Prince Michael, loves and cares deeply for these children and is looking out for their best interest. Dr. Klein has been involved with the children in sharing holidays and other special events and wishes to have the ability to continue his involvement as a very close friend of their father and offers his guidance and protection forever."
A Los Angeles judge denied Klein's request to be involved in the health, education and welfare of the children.
Dr. Arnold Klein was served a subpoena yesterday seeking the medical files of Michael Jackson -- and the dermatologist is cooperating with authorities.
"We are serving a Coroner subpoena at the office of Dr. Klein to obtain medical records," revealed Craig Harvey, Los Angeles County's Chief Coroner Investigator, to Us Weekly yesterday. "That is all I can comment on."
Harvey also dismissed rumors that Dr. Klein is under investigation, telling the magazine, "We do not investigate physicians, so I cannot comment on that. We routinely serve coroner subpoenas on physicians and hospitals, and have served several in connection with this case."
Several news outlets have reported that the doc wasn't cooperating with authorities -- a statement that Klein's lawyer, Richard L. Charnley, describes as "patently false." He says, "The Los Angeles County Coroner's Office has confirmed that Arnold Klein, MD is not a subject of the investigation into the death of his treasured friend and patient Michael Jackson. Also, reports in the media claiming that Dr. Klein is allegedly not cooperating in the investigation surrounding Michael Jackson's death are patently false."
He adds, "Dr. Klein has been fully cooperating with and will continue to cooperate with the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office in response to a subpoena. Following the Coroner's informal request for additional information, representatives of Dr. Klein agreed to produce further records."
A toxicology report on Michael Jackson is expected sometime this week.
Dr. Arnold Klein, has admitted to administering the painkiller Demerol to the pop icon, but claims he warned Jackson about using Diprivan.
Klein told King that Demerol was the strongest drug he prescribed for Michael, but says he has no idea how Jackson got hold of Diprivan, a powerful sedative administered in hospitals or surgical settings. "I, on occasion, gave him Demerol to sedate him, and that was about the strongest medicine I ever used," Klein said. "I knew at one point that he was using Diprivan when he was on tour in Germany... and I told him he was absolutely insane."
The doctor added, "If you took all the pills I had given him in the last year at once, it wouldn't do anything to you."
Klein said he administered painkillers and sedatives to Jackson because of the pop icon's extreme discomfort from surgical procedures and serious burns suffered while filming a Pepsi commercial. He also claims Jackson suffered from Lupus, which caused hair loss, and from vitiligo, which affected his skin pigmentation.
Michael Jackson's friend and dermatologist, Dr. Arnold Klein, appeared on "Larry King Live" last night to clear up the controversy linking him to Jackson's children -- and said that regardless of who the biological dad of Prince Michael and Paris is, Michael was their real father.
When asked if he was the biological father, Klein replied, "Here's the most important thing. Michael loved those children as a father. Those children loved him as a father."
King pressed further, and Arnold admitted that he had donated sperm to a sperm bank before -- and said there was no way to know for sure that he wasn't the biological dad of Prince Michael, 12, and Paris, 11. "I still can't answer it absolutely one way or another... I once donated sperm... to a sperm bank... to the best of my knowledge, I'm not the father." He added, "It's not to be discussed who the father is over national television."
The doctor then talked about his affection for the children, and raised concerns about how the media's exploration of who might be the biological father of the two kids could affect both Prince Michael and Paris. "My concern is the kids... I don't want to destroy this relationship in any way, shape or form. I'll tell you this, no matter what, I will protect these children."
Despite insisting that these reports could do damage to Michael's children, Klein said that he would offer up DNA to make the story go away. "If they want me to take a DNA test, they can have my DNA. I don't care at this point."
The biological mother of Prince Michael and Paris, Debbie Rowe, was a nurse for Dr. Klein in the 1990s. She married Michael in 1996, and the couple divorced in 1999.
Dr. Arnold Klein, Michael Jackson's longtime friend and dermatologist, is refuting rumors that he prescribed any of the powerful drugs found in Jackson's home.
On "GMA" this morning, Klein vehemently denied supplying the pop star with any of the painkillers found in Michael's home -- including Percocet and Demerol. "I didn't give him this crap that they talk about."
A new report today claims that Jackson went through a whopping ten thousand pills in six months. The drug revelations could mean an investigation that might subject Michael's children to being called to testify.
TV judge Jeanine Pirro tells "Extra" that someone will be held accountable for the drugs. "I think all hell is gonna break loose," she says. "If we learned anything from Anna Nicole Smith -- it's that these doctors better start following the law."
She adds, "These people should lose their licenses... if there is foul play here... and be prosecuted criminally if there is a direct link between the administration of drugs and the death of Michael Jackson."
The Jackson family has reportedly turned over a list of doctors to the LAPD -- with the names of those who may have treated Michael.
Us Weekly confirms that Prince Michael and Paris were not Michael Jackson's biological children. The mag says the siblings' biological father is Dr. Arnold Klein, Jackson' L.A.-based dermatologist.
Dr. Klein was also Debbie Rowe's former boss. Rowe is Jackson's ex wife and the mother of Prince Michael and Paris. Klein's clients have included Elizabeth Taylor and Yoko Ono. He also reportedly raked in close to $5,000 a day administering Botox treatments to celeb clientele.
An insider tells the magazine, "He (Klein) is the dad. He and Debbie signed an agreement saying they would never reveal the truth."
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