Elizabeth Taylor has weighed in on the
rumor that Michael Jackson was gay, saying she understands why fans
would be angry at the doctor she shared with Jackson, the Los
Angeles Times reported.
Taylor took aim at Dr. Arnold Klein,
the dermatologist who backs up claims that Jason Pfeiffer had a
“passionate and sexual relationship” with the King of Pop.
In an interview with Extra last
month, Pfeiffer, CEO of a medical company, said the pair met while he
was working in Klein's office.
“I was Michael Jackson's boyfriend,”
Pfeiffer told the celebrity gossip show. “We definitely hit it off
the first time we met.” Klein backed up the claim, saying he once
walked in on the men with Jackson shirtless.
Family members and friends have denied
that Jackson was gay. Some Jackson fans have reacted angrily to the
news, including threatening to kill Pfeiffer and Klein.
While Klein has rejected criticism that
he betrayed the trust of his former patient by going public, Taylor
“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,” Taylor
said in a Twitter post. “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
“May God have mercy on his soul,”
Debbie Rowe is Jackson's ex-wife and
the mother of his two eldest children, Paris and Prince Michael. She
also once worked for Klein.