Bernice King no longer wants to be associated with her brothers - CBS46 News

Bernice King no longer wants to be associated with her brothers

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Rev. Bernice King stood in the pulpit of the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church on Thursday, where her father, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered many sermons.

King's youngest child is taking a stand against her brothers Dexter and Martin III.

"This is like no other issue. This is not about sibling rivalry. Many have said, 'here go the King children squabbling and fighting again - the sibling rivalry continues.' I must set the record straight, this is not," said Bernice King.

Martin and Dexter King filed a lawsuit against their sister last Friday demanding she give them their father's Bible he traveled with - the same Bible President Barack Obama placed his hand on during his inauguration.

They also want her to hand over their father's Nobel Peace Prize he received in 1964.

"When my brothers proposed to sell my our father's Bible and Nobel Peace Prize, I thought about the Bible that my daddy carried with him as he traveled the dark and dangerous roads of racism, hate, bigotry and uncertainty, only armed with his belief in God and unconditional love of people and the Bible that informed his faith," said Bernice King.

Bernice King would not say if her brothers are having financial difficulties and she doesn't know who wants the buy their father's prized possessions.

She said her brothers have a different agenda and she no longer wants to be associated with them.

"From this day forward I would appreciate it if you would refrain from grouping me with my brothers. They are my brothers, I do love them, but we are different people," said Bernice King.

CBS Atlanta reached out to Martin and Dexter King but they did not respond to our request for comments.

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