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Decades-old FBI tapes could permanently tarnish one of America’s historical figures.
They allegedly record civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. laughing and offering “tips” as he watched a fellow preacher rape a female victim at Washington, D.C.’s Willard Hotel.
FBI agents listened to King’s escapades that night in the adjacent suite. They had bugged King’s room.
King gave his immortal “I Have A Dream” speech one year earlier.
Perhaps most shockingly, King biographer David Garrow – whose book about the reverend, Bearing the Cross, received universal acclaim – uncovered the long-discarded evidence.
Unfortunately, this isn’t the only incident of alleged sexual misconduct.
Per the Daily Mail:
But King’s exalted status could be about to unravel. For, according to a Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer of King, newly released FBI files reveal that the binge-drinking preacher had affairs with 40 to 45 women, indulged in hotel room orgies and even fathered an illegitimate child. The documents also paint a violent picture of King, whose lust could soon turn to anger.
In May 1965, for example, one agent reported that the civil rights leader had gone to the home of one of his female staff and ‘torn her clothes off of her in an apparent attempt to attack her.’
In the era of today’s #MeToo movement, with its zero-tolerance approach to powerful men who commit sexual misconduct, one might think these shocking revelations would have rocked America’s conscience to its core. The nation even has an annual public holiday to celebrate King’s birthday.
After his secular canonization, the mainstream media seems unwilling to scrutinize King.
Despite Gallow being a member of the Democratic Socialists of America and having written for the Washington Post and Atlantic magazine, both publications refused to publish his story.
The findings have made headlines elsewhere, including India, Great Britain, and Russia – and finally the United States.