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Martin Luther King's Bad Dream

7/11/2008 11:42 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

His dream was that one day his children would be judged by the content of their character. Now, two of Martin Luther King, Jr's children say the character of one of their siblings sucks.

Bernice King and Martin Luther King III are suing Dexter King, alleging he took "substantial funds" from the Estate of Coretta Scott King and put them in his personal piggy bank for his own use. They're crying fraud.

Bernice and Martin III have demanded a jury trial in Fulton County, Georgia.

Coretta died in 2006. The Kings had four children. Yolanda died last year. So the three surviving kids are fighting over money.

By the way, Bernice and Martin III are being repped by Johnny Cochran's law firm. The late J.C. was also one of the biggest civil rights forces in the U.S. of A.

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totoafrica    

Wow Silly,
No I'm not a "redneck", but I hate when people act like he was such a great person. This alleged "REVEREND" had a mistress in every city. I'm actually a working married father, who hates the fact he used his power during a time of terrible struggle for black people, to cheat on his wife. Then we decide give him a street in every city, and a holiday. It's a load of crap.

2263 days ago
17.

Tangie    

Oh go away hahaha, you're an idiot.

2263 days ago
18.

WOW    

To Hahaha:

You really don't know what you are talking about. You take one issue of this great man's life and distort it. I seriously doubt that you and your father even had a good relationship.

Don't hate MLK. Learn your history A$$WIPE!!!

2263 days ago
19.

j    

for all those 'MLK was an adulterer' folks I hope to high heavens that you don't think JFK was the great man most agree he is...

2263 days ago
20.

suzieva    

He has a holiday and a street in every city to be politically correct and appease a certain group of people. It's ridiculous.

2263 days ago
21.

Candy Barr    

Silly Dar, King did write his own speeches . . . Sometimes, unfortunately, he borrowed from others, though . . . No biggie. Look at what he did in the long run. If you were stressed out and had the FBI after you, you may not have had the energy to write your own stuff, either. He still had to know where to find it to write it. It isn't as if he had the internet. I teach, so I am always typing in bits and pieces on Google, and uncovering where my students came up with the clever stuff "they wrote" . . .

So, anyway . . .

2263 days ago
22.

ebony sistah    

First, I think it is a shame that the children of the greatest civil rights leader can't seem to solve their problems outside of the courtroom and out of the public.eye. Secondly, to HAHA, you are ignorant. This has nothing to do with Dr. King's alleged extra marital affairs. People need to realize that, yes, he was a reverend but he was a MAN first. We all make mistakes and if anyone has not, throw the first stone. People should stop worrying about people PERSONAL lives and concentrate more on the jobs they are doing or have done. Obviously, Dr. King did his job seeing that our kids can now attend the same schools, we can all vote, and there seem to be more and more interratial marriages happening each day. And seeing that we are getting ready to have our first Afrian American president, Dr. King did a fine job. GO OBAMA!!!!!!!

2263 days ago
23.

jm    

Hahaha, you are absolutley right. All that think you arn't are fooling themselves. He cheated on his wife and kids. We don't need streets named after him or a holiday. These people can say what they want, when they want, but if we say anything.....well, we are not going to take your crap. He was a no-good scondrel and everyone knows it. Deal!
The Truth Hurts.... Don't it? How do you like it?

2263 days ago
24.

Anti_Ignorance    

LOL @ the whiteys using a typical family squabble to paint this black man bad. HIS children are acting greedy. A lot like many children who fight over estates. Having extra marital affairs? You mean like Donald Trump and ever other person on this planet? Finally, its rather comical you whinos complain about this man getting praises and holidays when the biggest, baddest, DEVIL Christopher Columbus has one too. He sailed the ocean blue? I think not! That is a serpent you should worry about your kids being taught was a good person. Just ask the Native American Indians. What a joke. White folks always complaining when not EVERYTHING goes their way.

2263 days ago
25.

Victoria    

How dare anymone speak about the great MLK this way. Please remove this article...great men do not deserve to be posted on trash sites like this. How dare you TMZ...it's worse than being a child rapist. Something bad will happen to whomever decided to post this story...watch and see.

2263 days ago
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Wise at 19    

I'm am completely in shock at this whole message bored! Wow! Dr. King did great things for everyone in this country and he also inspired people from other countries. How dare anyone of us sit around and pass judgment on his family's situation? In reality of the matter all families have problems and no one would like to blasted in a crowd about there own problems. People have a heart and be wise of the words you say! Remember you to will be judged one day!

2263 days ago
27.

Tangie    

Anti_Ignorance~~~~Incorrect name for you....Are you stupid or what? Do you not see the many people defending this man? I'm sure a few are white. You are are racist, therefore, you are quite ignorant. Idiots like you write this crap just trying to get a rise out of people. Grow the hell up and change your name.

2263 days ago
28.

Brattus Rattus    

Dar,

Gimme a friggin break. Let's say, for the sake of argument, that he didn't write his own speech. WTF do you think...that our President writes his own speeches? He has Speech Writers. Most politicians have Speech Writers. Good Gawd. The ignorance.

Anyone talking crap about MLK should read a book. Read about what this wonderful man did. We haven's had such wonderful leaders since MLK and JFK.

Families fight over money. It's not a black thing or a white thing. It's a greed thing.

Most of you people make me sick. You are what's wrong with this world.

2263 days ago
29.

totoafrica    

To Victoria:
You are so stupid. "How dare you TMZ...it's worse than being a child rapist"
That is below the belt. There is nothing worse than that. Something bad will now happen to YOU. Someone speaking the truth, or even and opinion on MLK is no t worse that someone raping a child. You are sick. Yor're a waste of air.
And to YOGOGIRL, learn YOUR history. Do you get your history from the History Channel during February?? He had a woman in every city. JFK was aslo a bad person JOY. I agree. But the article was not about him, so I did not bring him up. For all that say I'm REDNECK, I'm not even white you stereotypical morons.

2263 days ago
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suzieva    

Wise at 19 - LMAO. Wise? More like young, naive and uneducated. Your grasp of the English language is seriously deficient.

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