Someone asked Abernathy if it was true that MLK was a serial philanderer. He responded that MLK had his weaknesses and one of them was he needed women, lots of women. Not so different from John F. Kennedy.
This is the least of what is in his sealed FBI file and neither Dr. King, the clergymen who worked with him most closely or even his wife and family ever denied it. So why does Hollywood? I thought it was a badge of honor in Hollywood anyway.
Currently, there is probably more to be gained by the family, and others who glom off the MLK legacy by perpetuating the “sainthood” myth. Among other honors, it got their family member a memorial statue on the Washington Mall.
As the present generations fade, race-baiting becomes less lucrative, and the cash flow at the MLK Foundation slows, look for books and biopics to surface about MLK, the man.
It probably won’t happen in my lifetime, but eventually the pigeons will poop and the truth will out.