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August 19th, 2009
05:18 PM ET

Coroner re-visits Michael Jackson's dermatologist

Alan Duke
CNN

The Los Angeles Coroner's chief investigator re-visited the office of Michael Jackson's dermatologist Wednesday even though the coroner announced last week his "thorough and comprehensive" report was completed.

"We wanted some additional information and they provided it," Ed Winter said as he emerged 90 minutes after entering Dr. Arnold Klein's Beverly Hills, California, dermatology clinic.

Winter, who also visited Klein's office on July 14, said the doctor's staff and lawyers cooperated with his requests.

Garo Ghazarian - one of Klein's two lawyers on the scene - said the doctor did not meet with Winter.

"They had inquiries born out of information they wanted to corroborate," Ghazarian said.

Ghazarian said he was added to Klein's legal team "to take a look and see if there's any cause for concern in light of media reports" that investigators were considering criminal charges against him.

"I have seen no cause for concern on behalf of my client, Dr. Arnold Klein," Ghazarian said.

The coroner's office said more than a week ago that a "thorough and comprehensive" report into the death of Michael Jackson is complete, but police have requested that the report not yet be released because of the ongoing criminal investigation.

The coroner's office said it would abide by the request that "the cause and manner of death remain confidential," and referred all questions to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Winter would not say what prompted the coroner's office to re-visit its conclusions.

Jackson's June 25 death is also the focus of an investigation by Los Angeles police, the state attorney general's office and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

Klein, who treated Jackson for decades, denied in a CNN interview last month that he had given Jackson dangerous drugs.

"If you took all the pills I gave him in the last year at once, it wouldn't do anything to you," he told CNN's Larry King.

Jackson visited Klein's office several times in the weeks before his death, including one visit just three days before.


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  1. CatCaio, Phoenix,AZ

    My mother went to her hair dresser yesterday ( he is Randy Jackson's best friend and has been for many years) and my mother asked why Randy is never mentioned in this whole soap opera and he told her why.
    But that is as much as I can say without getting her ( my mother) in trouble! It's not that difficult to hold my tongue this time because the whole thing is rather scarry.

    August 20, 2009 at 6:01 am |
  2. Adrieeeeee

    I can't wait until I hear breaking news..that every enabler, supplier, is charged w/something that will stick. An addict does what addicts do, its the enablers who block them from getting help to cure the addiction. So why cry now. Why talk so much about MJ now in every tv interview these friends line up, they can't wait to tell about their concerns hmmm. MJ was a childlike man, he seemed to play games, children are innocent but they are also masters at getting their way one way or the other. I'm thankful my friends love me enough to say NO at whatever cost! They love me unconditional but won't contribute to anything that will bring harm.

    August 20, 2009 at 5:23 am |
  3. sara

    I for sure don't want this story to go away, why ? the whole world is watching and want to know what happened .

    August 20, 2009 at 12:48 am |
  4. Gina

    I don't agree, I can get enough of this story as a life long fan I want to know everything that is going on, thanks for keeping me up to date can't wait to see an arrest.

    August 20, 2009 at 12:05 am |
  5. Joanne P

    It's not a matter of hanging on every word; however, MJ was an extra-ordinary talent, and sad man, deeply loved by his fans. Of course, we all want to put him to rest. It cannot happen until all the questions are answered.

    August 19, 2009 at 10:16 pm |
  6. Annie Kate

    I'll be glad when they finish the investigation and release their findings so this story will go away. This is turning out to be one of the most closely watched and reported on investigations and while I am interested in what the investigative results are, I don't necessarily have to know each step of the process.

    August 19, 2009 at 6:31 pm |
  7. Andrean

    Hi Anderson!

    Wishing so much the broadcast is safe and, so you are safely okay at tonight T.V

    Love so much!

    An!

    August 19, 2009 at 6:22 pm |