Dr. Arnold Klein, the cosmetic dermatologist accused of giving Michael Jackson injections of powerful painkillers before his death, has settled his lawsuit with the man who alleges he was once the King of Pop’s gay lover.
Jason Pfeiffer, who was hired as Dr. Klein’s assistant in 2007 and acted as his office manager beginning in 2009, grew close to Jackson through his boss. Now Pfeiffer has agreed to relinquish rights to any books he writes about his love affair with Jackson.
The ruling comes as a result of a lawsuit Dr. Klein filed claiming Pfeiffer helped steal an estimated $10,000,000 in cash and other assets.
In legal documents exclusively obtained by RadarOnline.com, Dr. Klein alleged in 2009 that Pfeiffer and another male employee “opened several bank accounts …” under his name. They then began siphoning off millions of dollars from him.
The situation came to a head when Dr. Klein tried to use his American Express card in the summer 2010 but was declined. “The denial came as a complete shock to Dr. Klein,” read court papers. “Thereafter, Dr. Klein learned that his finances had been substantially depleted.”
Dr. Klein brought action against his employees in a June 2011 lawsuit, and a new order filed with the court in July shows that Pfeiffer recently agreed to a series of bizarre terms in order to close the case.
Legal documents detailing the settlement state that "Pfeiffer would pay the Trustee $10,000 and assign to the Trustee any direct or indirect interest that Pfeiffer may have in any story, treatment, book or other writing concerning Dr. Klein, his medical practice, or his relationship with Michael Jackson or other members of the Jackson family.”
Additionally, Pfeiffer also agrees to “deliver to the Trustee all writings in Pfeiffer’s possession, custody or control relating thereto.”