Nicholas Sparks Sued: Ex-Headmaster Says Author Is Racist, Anti-Semitic & Homophobic
Nicholas Sparks, the beloved author of numerous love story novels, is on the receiving end of a lawsuit from a former employee who claims Sparks is racist, anti-Semitic and homophobic.
Nicholas Sparks Sued
Saul Hillel Benjamin, the ex-headmaster of Sparks’ Epiphany School for Global Studies, is suing the author for wrongful termination, reports TMZ. According to Benjamin’s lawsuit, throughout his time at the Christian school, Sparks displayed the mindset of a racist and homophobic anti-Semite.
Benjamin, upon realizing that only 2 of the 514 students enrolled at the North Carolina school were African American, attempted to start a dialogue about having a more diverse student body. In reply to Benajmin’s inquiry, Sparks allegedly said, “Black students are too poor and can’t do the academic work.”
Sparks supposedly was also not too keen on the LGBT student body. According to Benjamin, Sparks ignored bullying complaints made by gay students. Benjamin also states that the best-selling author offered his support to a student group that wanted to have a “homo-caust” at the school.
Sparks’ anti-Semitic behavior, according to the lawsuit, included coercing Benjamin to justify his Jewish heritage in front of the school. As a result, the student body and parents of the children hurled insults at him from the crowd. The school’s board not only allegedly allowed the humiliation, but applauded it.
Sparks, who has written A Walk to Remember, The Notebook and The Last Song among a number of other novels, has yet to comment on the allegations.