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ABERNATHY SAYS AIM WAS TO TELL TRUTH

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The Rev. Ralph David Abernathy said Monday he meant only to tell the truth with his controversial autobiography in which he says Martin Luther King Jr. had extramarital affairs.

"I think people are jealous of the fact that Ralph David Abernathy has written a good-looking book, and I was not supposed to do that because they thought I was finished with the movement," Abernathy said Sunday."I may make some money for the first time in my life," Abernathy said. "People are funny. . . . I can name five or six movement people who are now millionaires."

In "And The Walls Came Tumbling Down," published this month, Abernathy wrote that King had difficulty resisting sexual temptation.