I don’t know who is right or wrong, but clearly the King family’s issues date back years. In 2009, Bernice King and Martin Luther King III sued their brother Dexter.
They accused him of excluding them from decisions, withholding documents and refusing to hold a shareholder meeting for five years. They also claimed he had used the estate “for his own benefit” and that the assets may have been “misapplied or wasted”.
So four years ago, the feud was driven by Bernice King and Martin Luther King III who ganged up on Dexter, and today Martin Luther King III and Dexter have closed ranks and are suing their sister, Bernice.
It’s a sorry situation for the King family who so many have looked to for inspiration and family values. But not anymore.
King would be disappointed – and perhaps heartbroken – to know that his three children are embroiled in a public scandal over his estate. Is it all about the money? Or power? Or control?
Why can’t they all just get along?
“We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive,” King once said.
It’s too bad his children weren’t listening.