Michael and Dr. Klein met a couple of months before that ill-fated Pepsi commercial filming in 1983 when the King of Pop’s hair caught fire following an accident on stage.
Although Dr. Klein had managed to build a respectable clients list, it all changed after Michael’s death when he was heavily criticized for his treatment of the star and after he started divulging secrets about Michael’s family.
At one time in 2013, he had made strong allegations suggesting he was the biological father of two of Michael’s oldest children – Prince and Paris. He hinted that Michael had met Debbie Rowe, the biological mother of Prince through him as she had been his medical assistant and that he had donated the sperm.
That controversial statement has effects that still reverberate to this day: Prince was forced to address the topic just hours before the death of Dr. Klein when someone tweeted that he was a Rowe-Klein and not a Jackson.
He replied saying, “The blood of the covenant is thicker than the water of the womb… I was raised by my dad with my brother and sister.”
Dr. Klein was under heavy investigation following allegations that he had injected Michael with the drug Demerol over 50 times in a span of just three months and that he had administered Propofol to him before working on him to treat acne.
He was also accused of giving Michael prescriptions of Demerol using multiple aliases.
In a 2013 testimony Dr. Klein admitted giving Propofol to Michael and said that he “was not doing what was best for Michael.”
Soon, Dr. Klein’s popularity among Hollywood’s elite had plummeted and he found himself in financial troubles. This led to his filing for bankruptcy in 2012, and it was reported that earlier this year he was forced to hand over $11,000 and the rights to any book he planned to publish about the late star in order to settle his debts with his accountant.