Two men who claim Michael Jackson was gay have become the targets of death threats from outraged fans and supporters of the late pop icon. Dr. Arnie Klein, Michael Jackson’s dermatologist, claims the singer had a gay relationship with his office manager Jason Pfeiffer. Both men say they have received “horrible death threats” since they went public about the alleged gay relationship.Â
In an interview with Extra on April 29, Jason Pfeiffer alleged he had “passionate and sexual” relationship with Michael Jackson starting in 2008. The following day, Dr. Arnie Klein came out in support of Pfeiffer’s claim, telling TMZ.com that Michael Jackson was gay and the singer’s office manager was “the love of his life.”
“We definitely hit it off the first time we met,” Pfeiffer told Extra. The two allegedly met at Dr. Klein’s office and their relationship became intimate a few months later. “I just assumed that he was probably bisexual,” Pfeiffer said. “I know we loved each other, I know he told me that all the time. I believe that he was probably my soul mate.”
Klein told TMZ.com he went public with his claim to help dispel rumors that Jackson was a pedophile. He also claims Jackson “was not ashamed of his sexuality.” In his interview with Extra, Pfeiffer said he wanted to “set the record straight” because Michael Jackson “would have approved.”
Both Dr. Arnie Klein and Jason Pfeiffer said they have received “horrible death threats” since they went public with statements that Michael Jackson was gay. The threats have been reported to the FBI and both men have hired on bodyguards.
We think if Michael Jackson was gay, or bisexual â€“ or whatever â€“ and he really had wanted people to know, he would have said it himself. In our opinion, Klein and Pfeiffer are basically just fame whores trying to make themselves feel more important by invoking Jacksonâ€™s name to get media attention.Â Well, they got our attention alright and weâ€™re calling them out for being total asshats.
Dr. Conrad Murray will appear in court Monday to face charges he administered a lethal dose of the powerful anesthetic Propofol to pop icon Michael Jackson. Dr. Murray’s legal team is reportedly prepared to argue a defense that Jackson killed himself accidently by injecting himself with an overdose of the drug.
Dr. Murray’s lawyers, however, claim that the reports they will blame Michael Jackson for his own death are untrue. “That is in no way indicative of what we are going to be presenting in court,” a spokesperson for Murray told Entertainment Weekly.
Court papers filed against Dr. Conrad Murray claim that his “reckless conduct led to the demise” of Michael Jackson while the singer was in his care. Deputy Attorney General Trina L. Saunders wants the judge in the case to suspend Murray’s medical license until the criminal case against the doctor is resolved.
The California Attorney General’s Office claims Murray’s “criminal conduct and reckless actions taken in the care and treatment of his patient M.J. make him a danger to the public.” Murray’s lawyers argue that the doctor needs to continue to practice medicine to pay his legal fees, saying that it would be “financially and personally devastating” if he is banned from treating patients.
The court hearing on Monday will determine whether there is enough evidence against Murray to proceed with a trial against the doctor for involuntary manslaughter in Michael Jackson’s death. Murray has pleaded not guilty to the charge. If convicted, Murray could face up to four years in prison.
The estate of late pop icon Michael Jackson and Sony Corp. have signed a deal for one of the most lucrative recording contracts in history. The deal guarantees the Michael Jackson estate over $200 million in income and will produce around 10 new albums over the next decade.
The Michael Jackson Sony deal will result in 10 new albums mixed of previously unreleased songs and familiar fan favorites. The Michael Jackson estate stands to garner over $200 million in revenue from the deal, which also includes licensing arrangements for use of the late singer’s material in movies, television and other productions. New lines of Michael Jackson memorabilia will also be on tap for fans.
The Sony deal’s first acquisition will be a retroactive claim to Michael Jackson’s This Is It soundtrack, released last year. A new Michael Jackson album of previously unreleased tracks is scheduled to be released later this year.
â€œItâ€™s not just a record deal,â€ Rob Stringer, chairman of the Sony’s Columbia/Epic Label Group division, told the New York Times. â€œWeâ€™re not just basing this on how many CDs we sell or how many downloads. There are also audio rights for theater, movies, computer games. I donâ€™t know how an audio soundtrack will be used in 2017, but youâ€™ve got to bet on Michael Jackson in any new platform.â€
Michael Jackson may be gone, but the new Sony deal with his estate ensures his legend will continue to permeate the music industry and our culture at large for many years to come.
The family of Michael Jackson is outraged by Dr. Conrad Murray‘s not guilty plea to a charge of involuntary manslaughter in the death of the pop superstar. Murray pled not guilty to the charge he caused Michael Jackson’s death in court on Monday.
“He’s lying. He’s guilty. Nobody was there but him,” Jackson’s mother, Katherine Jackson, said at a press conference following Dr. Conrad Murray’s arraignment on Monday. “He’s just trying to save his own behind… He killed him.”
Dr. Conrad Murray, who served as Michael Jackson’s personal physician before his death, faces up to four years in prison if convicted on the charge of involuntary manslaughter in the singer’s death. He was released after arraignment on $75,000 bail.
Both sister La Toya Jackson and father Joe Jackson have stated theyÂ think Dr. Conrad Murray wasn’t the only guilty party involved in Michael Jackson’s death, although the entire familyÂ believesÂ he was the primary hand behind the singer’s demise and should have faced heftier charges. Joe Jackson, in particular, has hinted repeatedly that some of the blame should fall on those pushingÂ Michael JacksonÂ toÂ commit to a grueling schedule for the ‘This Is It’ tour.
“There’s other people, I think, involved with this whole thing,” Joe Jackson said on CNN’s Larry King Live. “He was afraid to even do all of these shows [in his planned tour], because he was afraid that he wouldn’t get a chance to finish all of the shows,” Joe Jackson said. “He couldn’t do all those shows back-to-back. Even his kids say that he had told them that he would be murdered.”
Michael was murdered, and although he died at the hands of Dr. Conrad Murray, I believe Dr. Murray was a part of a much larger plan,” La Toya Jackson said in a press statement. “There are other individuals involved, and I will not rest and I will continue to fight until all of the proper individuals are brought forth and justice is served.”
The Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office could file charges against Dr. Conrad Murray in the death of Michael Jackson within the next few days. Dr. Conrad Murray, whoÂ servedÂ as Jackson’s personal physician, is expected to be charged with involuntary manslaughter in the pop icon’s death.
A lawyer for Dr. Conrad Murray told the press Tuesday his client was prepared to surrender to authorities if charges are filed against him. The L. A. County District Attorney’s Office has not yet filed any charges against the doctor, but multiple sources are reporting they are close to doing so.
Dr. Conrad Murray has previously admitted to administering the powerful anesthetic propofol to Michael Jackson before the singer’s death. Jackson’s autopsy lists his cause of death as a “homicide” caused by “acute propofol intoxication” in combination with other drugs.
Attorney Brian Oxman, speaking on behalf of the Jackson family on CBS’ The Early Show, said a charge of involuntary manslaughter was not a harsh enough punishment for Dr. Murray. “That is just a slap on the wrist, and a slap in the face, because Michael Jackson was someone who we knew was in danger of being brought to his knees, brought to his death, by the use of these medications,” Oxman said.
Michael Jackson‘s children, Prince and Paris Jackson, accepted a lifetime achievement award on behalf of their late father at the 2010 Grammy Awards Sunday night. Wearing red sashes on their arms in honor of their father, Paris and Prince received the award to a standing ovation from the audience.
“We are proud to be here to accept this award on behalf of our father, Michael Jackson,” Prince said. “First of all, we’d like to thank God for watching over us for the past seven months. And our grandmother and grandfather for their love and support.”
“We would also like to thank the fans. Our father loved you so much because you were always there for him. Our father was always concerned about the planet and humanity. Through all his hard work and dedication, he’s helped with many charities and donated to all of them. Through all his songs his message was simple: love. We will continue to spread his message and help spread the word. Thank you. We love you, Daddy.”
Paris closed out the speech with a simple, but heart-rending message. “Daddy was supposed to be here, Daddy was gonna perform this year,” she said. “He couldn’t perform last year. Thank you, we love you, Daddy.”
A copy of the Michael Jackson death certificate released online lists the late pop icon’s cause of death as “homicide” by acute Propofol intoxication through “intravenous injection by another.” The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office has confirmed the Michael Jackson death certificate published online is authentic.
The Los Angeles Police Department has reportedly completed their investigation into the death of Michael Jackson. No charges have yet been filed against anyone, but rumors are circulating Dr. Conrad Murray, Jackson’s personal physician, is in the line of fire. Murray has admitted to administering the powerful anesthetic Propofol to the singer shortly before his death, but claims he is innocent of any wrongdoing.
Dr. Conrad Murray has hired Britney Spears‘ former lawyer J. Michael Flanagan to defend him against any charges that may stem from the Michael Jackson death investigation. Flanagan successfully defended a nurse accused of killing a patient with Propofol in a previous case.
A spokesperson for the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office said at this time “no decision has been made and nothing has been filed” in the case. However, several tabloid sources have claimed insiders report manslaughter charges against Murray are expected within the next several weeks.