More documents from the JFK file were released over the weekend, and some of them hit the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, and hit it hard. The National Archives show that the FBI had 20 pages of dirt on the civil rights giant, curiously embedded in the assassination files.
For example, the file claims that King had a mistress in California with whom he had a love child. Not only that, but they also allege he had affairs with three other women, including singer Joan Baez.
Another file claims that orgies occurred at a February, 1968, workshop:
“One Negro minister in attendance later expressed his disgust with the behind-the scene drinking, fornication, and homosexuality that went on at the conference. Several Negro and white prostitute[s] were brought in from the Miami area. An all-night sex orgy was held with these prostitutes and some of the delegates.”
“When one of the females shied away from engaging in an unnatural act, King and other of the males present discussed how she was to be taught and initiated in this respect.”
“It is a fact that King not only regularly indulges in adulterous acts but enjoys the abnormal by engaging in group sexual orgies.”
None of this salacious information was ever confirmed, and much of it came from hearsay and private conversations.
Moreover, the files also allege that MLK was “a slow thinker,” as well as a “whole-hearted Marxist.”