Stephen A. Crockett Jr.
Marion Barry with his wife, Cora Masters Barry, during a news conference May 2, 2005, to discuss the 10th anniversary of the Million Man March at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. 
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Cora Masters Barry, wife of the late former Washington, D.C., Mayor Marion Barry, isn't happy that the woman who donated a kidney to her husband in 2009 is using his name to promote organ donation, according to the Washington Post City Paper.

Masters Barry has reportedly filed a lawsuit asking that Kim Dickens stop using the onetime D.C. Council member's name and "celebrity identity" to raise money for the Barry Dickens Kidney Foundation, which, according to the organization's website, Barry helped her start.


Barry's widow claims that this isn't true, according to her lawsuit on behalf of the Barry estate, and adds that if Barry did participate in the founding of the organization before his death in November 2014, the Barry estate does not want Dickens using the Barry name after his death.

The City Paper notes that the lawsuit even asks that all promotional material that includes Barry's name be turned over so that it may be destroyed.

Read more at the Washington Post City Paper.

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