No one can hurt you like a friend

Dear Cindy,

I thank you in advance and apologize for being a bother, but this is making me a little nutty. I e-mailed Dick Pinney about the above referenced song and he was kind enough to respond that he did not write it or have any knowledge about it. I saw MJ perform "No One Can Hurt You Like a Friend" and would think he would know the author. MJ and you both seem to be my last hope as to who wrote this song. I have exhausted every avenue I know and I cannot find out who wrote it. Surely, if he performed it, MJ must know the composer or have some type of clue as to who did. FYI, Greg Brown did not write it.

I thank you for you time and reply.