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King Family Drama Could Hurt Book Deal

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The King siblings are at it again. At the center of their latest family drama is a $1.4 million contract from the New York-based Penguin Group for the autobiography of the late Coretta Scott King. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution said that $200,000 would go to Reverend Barbara Reynolds, a journalist turned minister who taped conversations with King. However, youngest sister, Bernice, and older brother, Martin Luther III, claim that their mother didn't want Reynolds to help write her memoir because of her writing style. Despite that opinion, head of King Inc., second son, Dexter, signed the contract with Penguin. Sadly, the publisher has threatened to terminate the contract and demand a $300,000 repayment advance if it doesn't receive photos, personal writings and letters.

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