Michael Jackson's dermatologist DR. Arnold Klein has surrendered his medical records to Los Angeles court officials after losing his battle to keep the papers detailing his services and prescriptions pertaining to the late King of Pop private.
Lawyers for Jackson's physician Dr. Conrad Murray, who stands accused of administering the powerful dose of anaesthetic Propofol which led to Jackson's death, sensationally blamed Klein, for fuelling the singer's drug addiction. They claimed Klein had administered 51 injections of the painkiller Demerol to the singer in the three months leading up to his passing.
Legal documents state, "Due to Mr. Klein's actions, Mr. Jackson became physiologically and psychologically dependent on Demerol... Dr. Klein is a relevant and highly material witness to the defence."
Klein attempted to fight the request to hand over his paperwork by appealing to a Los Angeles judge in March (11), but he was forced to give up his documents during a pretrial hearing on Wednesday (06Apr11), reports Tmz.com.
Murray has pleaded not guilty to a charge of involuntary manslaughter, stemming from the death of the superstar in June 2009. He is due to stand trial in May (11).