Lawsuit accuses Nicholas Sparks of racism, antisemitism and homophobia

Lawsuit accuses Nicholas Sparks of racism, antisemitism and homophobia

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The former headmaster of a school founded and funded by Nicholas Sparks is suing for discrimination, alleging the bestselling author’s “despicable and outrageous views” led him on a campaign to “humiliate, degrade and defame” the teacher. The 47-page complaint is filled with a range of accusations against Sparks, including that he endorsed a group of students who attempted to enact a “homo-caust” against a group of gay students and that he told people the plaintiff, Saul Benjamin, had Alzheimer’s. Benjamin, the former head of Sparks’ Epiphany School of Global Studies in North Carolina, said in the complaint that the “greatest fiction” Sparks created was that he is a proponent of diversity and inclusiveness. “In reality, the non-fiction version of Defendant Sparks feels free, away from public view, to profess and endorse vulgar and discriminatory views about African-Americans, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (‘LGBT’) individuals, and individuals of non-Christian faiths,” says the complaint, filed on Thursday in the US district court for the eastern district of North Carolina.

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