PRESS STATEMENT: According to Richard L. Charnley and Bradley P. Boyer both of Ropers Majeski Kohn & Bentley:

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Dr. Arnold Klein filed a lawsuit for slander, trade libel and various other causes of action against Steven Hoefflin, a Los Angeles plastic surgeon who has been making statements about Dr. Klein to the media.

According to Richard L. Charnley and Bradley P. Boyer both of Ropers Majeski Kohn & Bentley: Yesterday, Dr. Arnold Klein filed a lawsuit in the Los Angeles Superior Court (Case number: BC421181) for slander, trade libel and various other causes of action against Steven Hoefflin, a Los Angeles plastic surgeon who has been making statements about Dr. Klein to the media. The lawsuit alleges that Steven Hoefflin made statements to the Sun claiming that, among other things, Conrad Murray "definitely" contacted Dr. Klein on the day of Michael Jackson's death and that Dr. Klein "taught him [Murray] how to administer Propofol."

According to Charnley and Boyer, Dr. Klein and Conrad Murray have never met, spoken, nor communicated with each other. Indeed, Dr. Klein did not know that Conrad Murray even existed until his name came out in the press. Further, Dr. Klein did not provide Propofol to Conrad Murray and obviously did not teach him how to administer it.

While Dr. Klein is not suing about other statements made by Dr. Hoefflin, Dr. Klein believes that Hoefflin's attempt to implicate Dr. Klein as an active participant in the death of Michael Jackson steps over the line of decency and cannot be allowed to stand.

Dr. Klein is a world-renowned cosmetic dermatologist who practices in Beverly Hills. Since Dr. Hoefflin's comments were made public, Dr. Klein and his practice have been significantly affected. Dr. Klein hopes that the filing of this lawsuit places others on notice that he intends to vigorously protect his reputation and will take any statements made about him or his practice very seriously.

Contact:
Richard L. Charnley
213.312.2084
rcharnley(at)RMKB(dot)com

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