Dr. Bernice King responds to report alleging MLK Jr. had child out of wedlock

- Dr. Bernice King, daughter of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., has pushed back against a newly-released secret FBI document on her father.

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The 20-page report was part of the JFK files released by the National Archives.

It claimed that the civil rights leader had affairs with multiple women, including folk singer Joan Baez, and that he may have fathered a baby girl with "the wife of a prominent black dentist," Fox News reported.

The documents also claim that the fighter for civil rights had ties to communists and once took part in a two day "drunken sex-orgy" in D.C.

"I wake up in 2017 only to see my father is once against being assassinated," Bernice King tweeted. "As my mom used to always say to me, 'they keep trying to assassinate your father over and over again."

King said that she didn't want people to be "distracted, divided or change the narrative," instead she asked that they "remain on the high plane of dignity and discipline."

"We are in the 'fight' of our lives and, even in the midst of disparaging reports about my father, I have not lost heart and I am hopeful," she said.

This is the third time the National Archives had released declassified documents pertaining to JFK. President Trump had tweeted he wanted to release all of the files "in order to put all conspiracy theories to rest." 

The files also include a memo quoting a diplomat from the U.S.S.R. who doubted Lee Harvey Oswald’s capability to assassinate Kennedy, Fox News reported.

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