Thursday, August 21, 2008

Two King children are sued by center

This story is turning into a mess, though I'm not ready to say nasty yet. AP:

Two of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s children have been sued by the institution their mother founded —- the latest chapter in a family drama that has become increasingly public in recent years.

In the suit filed on Monday, Dexter King said his siblings have established foundations that compete with the King Center and have used the Atlanta center for personal gain. It also says the foundations conflict with their duties on the center’s board of directors, which all three children serve on.

The lawsuit continues an escalating feud between Dexter, Bernice and Martin Luther King III.

Bernice King and Martin Luther King III sued Dexter King in July to force him to open the books of their father’s estate, which sold a collection of more than 10,000 of his personal papers and books in 2006 for $32 million.

Dexter King has been chairman and CEO of the King Center for Nonviolent Change since July 2004. Their late mother, Coretta Scott King, founded the King Center shortly after her husband’s 1968 murder.

Read the whole thing for more details on why there is a lawsuit and read my earlier post on a lawsuit by Bernice and MLK III on their brother Dexter. I can only wonder what happened where the family has become reduced to this.

Via Peach Pundit!

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