Royal Family Feud

- By Bossip Staff

Posted by Bossip Staff

Bernice and Martin Luther King III are suing their brother Dexter (pictured in center) behind some suspect money issues:

Bernice King and Martin Luther King III filed a lawsuit Thursday in county court to force Dexter King to open the books of their father’s estate. The lawsuit claims that Dexter King, the estate’s administrator, is refusing to provide his two siblings with documents concerning the estate’s operations. That includes financial records, contracts, financial affairs and other documents, the lawsuit said.

The lawsuit claims that Dexter King and the estate “converted substantial funds from the estate’s financial account … for their own use” on June 20 without notifying his siblings. The lawsuit also claims that Dexter King may have taken assets from the firm “for his own benefit” and that the assets may have been “misapplied or wasted.”

Damn – money must be the root of all evil if a King family show-down of this magnitude is going down. This ish sounds dicey as hell. SMH.


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  • Octavia

    They better not start acting a fool on us.

  • Stringer Bell

    What a shame! KING would be rolling over in his grave.

  • major

    I hope that matter is resolved immediately so that this does not have to be one more thing to look at black folks do. Please straighten this out

  • tscombo

    The LOVE of money is the root of all evil.

  • Aunt Viv

    SMH@ MLK’s son. The love of money, with the lack of money, is the root of evil.

  • ~*MahoganyGyrl*~

    ~*Oh Lord this is the reason some families break up and start becoming enemies. Lord Bless them!!!*~

  • CJ


  • My son's parole officer said it's gonna be alright!



    How disgusting-this is why my husband and I have made wills out that include each one of our children,so none of them can make decisions for the other ones-everyone will get equal share.

  • Slide Like A Fresh Pair of Gators (fka Keepin' It Real - D'Original)


    Not them, not this family!!!!!

    Not now, Not never!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Come on, you can’t & shouldn’t bring shame to the MLK Jr. name or legacy….

    This saddens me 😦

    And they’re all old enough to…

  • Nabler

    from their FATHER’S estate? I think they may mean their MOTHER’S estate. I hope they are not still arguing over a 60s will ;-(


    Please no. Please no. Daxn, this couldn’t be done on the low. What is going on. When MLK, Jr. is your father, you better straighten and fly right for real.


    Please no. Please no. Daxn, this couldn’t be done on the low. What is going on??? When MLK, Jr. is your father, you better straighten and fly right for real.

  • bria

    These people are human beings. The have the same stress and problems that everyone has. They are not icons their father and mother was. I am sure that in the end everything will work itself out. There are probably mediators stepping as we type.

  • WhatsYoursIsMine

    Unfortunately, this occurs within families that run non-profit organizations. That happened here in Texas with the Carl B. and Florence E. King Foundation (the people behind Sesame Street). It was so sad to read about, but I’m glad they’re holding him to scrutiny instead of just letting him spend it all away.

  • Ms. T.

    Dexter King is fine.

  • De

    Quiet mediation, not a lawsuit, folks.

  • little barbi

    If you really want to see how he is wasting the money, check out his 4 million plus mansion in Malibu, CA.

  • always knew

    This mess is a damn shame. Yes, your father is a legend and a historical figure. Please show some respect, like getting your own career and making your own living. It’s bad enough to live off someone’s who’s passed, but to disrepect Coretta and Dr.King, by fighting over money. People get your act together. This is really too simple for words. Be arole model to your own children, who are only learning what you teach them, like how to live off people. Parents or not, you need to do you.

  • The {{ INFAMOUS }} Ms. Sugar Walls

    sad ass kids! Riding off of the coat tails of their parents! Have some respect for the family name and what it means to be mlk kids!

    btw: the one in the middle is hot!

  • Somer

    I always did think Dexter was the least responsible one out of the 4. I remember years ago he was presuing acting. I was like WTF. I guess Hollywood didn’t kick down his door. I can not believe he was estate’s administrator. He should have been last in line for that position.

  • Earth Sign

    Why cant the siblings ever get along when the parents are gone. Money will always do it. SMH

  • Hannibal


  • Negrodamus Believes(Black Planet ruined my marriage)

    Nothin short of crazy..2 years ago the finest celebration of life and tv event i have ever seen happened to be “Coretta Scott Kings funeral”…It was a celebration of the fine work we all can achieve if we become self-less…These kids know better not to put their family business out in the open. I believe something more damaging has happened which is why this is gone public. Dexter might be on some drugs or alcohol or completely ego-trippin for the siblings to slap a law-suit..

  • Bird

    First Jesse, then Nas and now this. Today is not a good day for black folks. We lookin hella crazy right now. Again, Lord help us all. Let me see if I can find something uplifting to read about my people.

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