Dr. Arnold Klein (pictured), who was once the “go-to” dermatologist of the filthy rich including the late-pop icon Michael Jackson, is now being sought by authorities for reportedly failing to hand over more than one hundred pieces of expensive artwork and a 2001 Ferrari Spider to a bankruptcy trustee, according to TMZ.
Klein was rumored at one time to be the actual biological father of Jackson’s oldest son, Prince Michael, and was said to have been the entertainer’s confidant and occasional drug supplier, having been blatantly accused of pumping him full of drugs.
Klein’s obscenely lucrative practice, though, went in to free fall after Jackson’s unexpected death in 2009, and since then, he has been mired in bankruptcy and financial woes.
According to TMZ, a federal judge has ordered U.S. Marshals to arrest Klein and send him to federal prison if he does not produce the costly items in question. The artwork includes such priceless pieces as the famed Marilyn Monroe painting that was done by Andy Warhol; there are also works by Renoir, Rodin, and Toulouse-Lautrec.
Meanwhile, Klein informed TMZ that the arrest warrant is “bullsh*t, it’s fraud. Have them come arrest me.”