Unfortunately, those of us who hear about the comings and goings of the King heirs aren’t surprised by this. Just last month, King’s two sons, Dexter and Martin III, who are executors of his estate, sued a non-profit run by their sister, Bernice, because she had intended to use some King memorabilia she no longer had license to use as exhibits in a museum for her father. In 2008, Martin III and Bernice were on the same side of a battle over photographs and other material a writer wanted to use for a biography of their mother. Dexter King had brokered a $1.4 million book deal, but Martin III and Bernice weren’t having it, saying that their mother would not have wanted the biography. Before her death in 2007, Yolanda King, like her mother Coretta, was a supporter of gay rights, making her clearly at odds with Bernice King, a homophobe. And now, they’re calling Uncle Harry a thief.
Think before you decide to have a child or four. Just because you can have one, doesn’t mean you should. Don’t take my word for it. The public fighting of the King children for the last few years speaks volumes.