DEXTER KING SUES HIS SIBLINGS: Lawsuit claims MLK III and Bernice used center without permission.
(August 21, 2008)
*The children of Martin Luther King Jr. continue their legal sparring over the direction of the King Center for Nonviolent Change, founded by their late mother, Coretta Scott King.
Dexter King, the center’s chairman, filed a lawsuit Monday against his brother and sister, Martin Luther King III and Bernice King, accusing them of establishing foundations in direct competition with The King Center, reports the Associated Press.
The lawsuit also states that King III used the center without permission to meet with then-presidential candidate John Edwards in January 2008.
In July, King III and Bernice King sued their brother in an attempt to force him to open the books of their father’s estate.