Dame Elizabeth Taylor has taken aim at Michael Jackson's former dermatologist Dr. Arnold Klein for alleging her late pal was secretly gay. The legacy of the "Thriller" hitmaker, who died after suffering a cardiac arrest last June, has been tainted by claims he led a double life behind closed doors.
Klein opened up about Jackson's alleged romance with his office manager Jason Pfeiffer, calling his employee the love of the late pop star's life in a TV interview at the end of last month. The skin doctor was then subjected to a mountain of criticism for betraying his late patient's trust as Jackson family members and friends of the King of Pop scrambled to refute the claims, while angry fans have bombarded the pair with death threats.
Now Hollywood legend Taylor has blasted Klein - a doctor she once shared with the King of Pop - for coming forward with the outlandish claims. In a raging rant on Twitter.com, she writes: "Dr. Arnie Klein declared on May 2 that he did not betray Michael Jackson by saying publicly that he had a homosexual relationship with someone in 'Arnie's' office. It seems he supplies not only women (Debbie Rowe), but men too...how convenient."
"Just what we want in our doctors. And then to say he did not betray Michael's confidence. No wonder he has death threats.... I thought doctors, like priests took an oath of confidentiality. May God have mercy on his soul."
Debbie Rowe, a former assistant to Klein, is Jackson's ex-wife and the mother of his two eldest children, Paris and Prince Michael.