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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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46.

Tangie    

You say something nasty about King, then state "what some of these people are saying is ridiculous" So, if someone pointing out your blatant contradiction is a compliment to you, so be it. You're so "deep" lol NOT! Later, idiot. The story is too far down the page now for me to keep responding to a dunce.

2193 days ago
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Democrats are evil    

#8, Ohellno, Your comment of "typical" will make you a target of all of the racist's out there but in one word, you summed it up as accurately as can be. MLK may have promoted the best of his race, but overall, his race today is much more concerned with the color of their skin and NOT the content of their character. The pot calling the kettle Black, is a good analogy of racism in America. I have another one to. "You can't teach a pig to sing. You just waste your time and you annoy the pig." I just love to annoy democrats. But really, I like yours most of all. Typical.

2193 days ago
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kitten with a whip    

This is insanity. I don't think this story has ANYTHING to do with race...yet here we are having some stupid argument about it! Greed isn't a racial trait. Some people are just greedy a-holes. And they come in a whole variety of colors. Just because they are Dr. King's kids suddenly this is supposed to speak volumes about African Americans as a whole??! I think not.

2193 days ago
49.

Abama    

The apples didn't fall far from the tree?

2192 days ago
50.

CriticXtreme    

If this is true, it's a shame!

2191 days ago
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