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It was recently revealed that former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis thought that Martin Luther King was a “tricky person” and “phony” after she was led to believe that Dr. King had made fun of her husband’s funeral.
According to King confidante Andrew Young, Kennedy’s perception was driven by misleading information she’d been fed by the FBI. Young says that former FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover spent a great deal of time attempting to discredit Dr. King by spreading false information about him.
Young says that Hoover accused King of having sex parties and also of criticizing the Kennedy family in private. Young says that the opposite was true, that Dr. King admired the Kennedy family a great deal.
“I know he had a great deal of admiration for John F. Kennedy,” said Young.
Young said that there was nothing that Hoover wouldn’t do to discredit Dr. King.
“What we knew to be the case was there were just some outright lies that were spread saying…King said some disrespectful things about President and Mrs. Kennedy at [JFK’s] funeral and that was ridiculous,” Young said.
Young says that he and Dr. King actually confronted Hoover about his behavior.
“ We confronted him about it, I visited the FBI on several occasions. We knew we were being wired and tapped," Young said.