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Liz Taylor: Jackson's dermatologist betrayed his confidence

By Alan Duke, CNN
Elizabeth Taylor has tweeted her disdain for the dermatologist she shared with the late pop star Michael Jackson.
Elizabeth Taylor has tweeted her disdain for the dermatologist she shared with the late pop star Michael Jackson.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Elizabeth Taylor blasted Beverly Hills dermatologist Dr. Arnie Klein on Twitter Thursday
  • Taylor's anger stemmed from an interview Klein gave to Extra about Michael Jackson
  • He supported claims that Jackson had an intimate relationship with one of his employees
  • "I thought doctors, like priests took an oath of confidentiality," Taylor tweeted
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Los Angeles, California (CNN) -- Elizabeth Taylor used Twitter messages Thursday to blast Dr. Arnie Klein for recent statements he made about their mutual friend, the late pop star Michael Jackson.

Taylor, like Jackson, was a patient of the Beverly Hills dermatologist.

"I thought doctors, like priests took an oath of confidentiality," Taylor tweeted. "May God have mercy on his soul."

The legendary actress, who often communicates with fans through Twitter postings, is currently on vacation in Europe, according to a spokesman.

Taylor expressed her anger with Klein for an interview he gave to the TV show "Extra," in which he supported claims by one of his male employees that the employee had an intimate relationship with Jackson.

"It seems he supplies not only women (Debbie Rowe), but men too...how convenient," Taylor wrote, including the parenthetical reference in her message.

Debbie Rowe, who married Jackson and gave birth to his two oldest children, was a nurse in Klein's office when she met Jackson.

Celebrity gossip site TMZ quoted Klein last week as saying his comment that Jackson was involved in a homosexual relationship was not a betrayal because it was intended to shoot down rumors Jackson was a pedophile.

"Just what we want in our doctors," Taylor wrote. "And then to say he did not betray Michael's confidence. No wonder he has death threats."

TMZ quoted Klein saying as he and the former employee have received "horrible death threats" since the story was first reported.

Klein has not responded to CNN calls to his medical office or his publicist for a response to Taylor's tweets.