NEW JERSEY — Rai King, the wife of controversial activist Shaun King, has confirmed that she and her family will be moving from their New Jersey home.
On Tuesday, Shaun wrote a lengthy post on Instagram, calling out outlets who published images of their $842,000 New Jersey estate.
“After a combination of Fox News, the NY Post, and other outlets posted pictures of my home across the Internet, we’ve now seen our address posted all over the Internet,” he wrote.
“Strangers have already started coming by the house. My kids can’t even go outside and play during the final month of summer break,” he said, adding, “So, we’re moving. “
Rai also hopped on her Instagram account, where she detailed their experiences.
“On Saturday Shaun and I were in the car headed on a dinner date when I was casually scrolling through Instagram and saw I had been tagged in the NY Post article,” her post began. “When I saw Shaun’s pic next to a picture of my house, my heart dropped. I immediately started crying and went into a panic attack in the car. We turned around and went home bc it suddenly felt unsafe to have the kids be alone.”
Several outlets posted images of the front of the King’s five-bedroom, four-bathroom home. Social media was up in arms mostly because many assumed that the North Star founded had purchased the home using funds raised from his activism.
Over the weekend, Rai shared that the home had been purchased with her money, not Shaun’s.
“I know we mostly lack the generational wealth that allows our parents to gift us down payments for homes like other communities,” she wrote.
“And I know we’re often playing catch-up when it comes to gaining the financial literacy skills to set us on the path to home ownership… And I know there are racist, predatory systems that set up barriers all along the way.
“But eventually, I hope you’re in a place where YOUR OWN hard work, determination, education, and gainful employment allow you to purchase the most beautiful, lovely, sweet home YOUR OWN money can buy. Whether it be a city condo, a country estate, or a “lavish” home on the lake,” she adds.