Black Lives Matter Activist Shaun King Accused of 'Profiting' from Tamir Rice's Death
Mother of dead 12-year-old slams King as 'a white man acting black' who 'can't be trusted'
The mother of Tamir Rice has accused Black Lives Matter activist Shaun King of profiting from her son's death, branding him an "imposter."
Black 12-year-old boy Tamir Rice was shot and killed by a white police officer in Cleveland in 2014.
In a Tuesday Instagram post, Samaria Rice ripped into multi-millionaire King claiming he has been wrongfully fundraising in the name of her deceased son.
She accused the activist of pretending to be black - a frequent claim against King that he has never proved wrong - to profit from racial causes, including the death of her son.
The post came shortly after King - who raised money in Tamir's name after his death without the family's consent - posted a new podcast to his website titled "I spoke to Samaria Rice this past week."
The episode seems to have since been deleted, and is no longer listed under the episodes for "Breakdown with Shaun King."
"Why do you think it's so important to tell folks we had a conversation?" she wrote.
"Well, we talked and everything that was said was very toxic and uncomfortable for me to hear that you raised additional money and then say you did not want to bother me.
"Personally I don't understand how you sleep at night.
"Along with the united states, you robbed me for the death of my son."
"You gave me a cop and donut conversation," she continued.
"All lies Shaun, please stop thinking we are on the same team.
"As a white man acting black you are a imposter that can not be trusted.
"My son was 12 years old and, and DOJ needs to reopen his case peroid.
"Tamir Human rights was violated, why would you so ever make it about you?
"You are a selfish self centered person and God will deal with you, White man," she concluded.
Rice had previously called out other activists in the Black Lives Matter movement for raising funds off of the death of her son.
"They are benefiting off the blood of our loved ones, and they won't even talk to us," Rice said in May.
In 2015, a grand jury voted against indicting the rookie police officer who shot and killed Tamir Rice.
The boy, who was holding an airsoft toy gun when he was killed, has since been cited by BLM activists as a case of racial injustice.
Who are Shaun King's parents?
King was born and raised in Versailles, Kentucky.
The 41-year-old's birth certificate names white man Jeffrey Wayne King as his father, but in 2015, King told the Washington Post his mother, Naomi Kay, told him his biological father is a light-skinned black man.
“The reports about my race, about my past, and about the pain I’ve endured are all lies,” King said in a statement to The Post.
"My mother is a senior citizen.
"I refuse to speak in detail about the nature of my mother’s past, or her sexual partners, and I am gravely embarrassed to even be saying this now, but I have been told for most of my life that the white man on my birth certificate is not my biological father and that my actual biological father is a light-skinned black man."
However, King has never revealed the identity of his alleged biological father nor has he provided a simple DNA test to prove his black ancestry.
According to Wealthygenius, King has an estimated $3million net worth.