Former NC school headmaster accuses Nicholas Sparks of being racist, homophobic

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Nicholas Sparks with Blake Lively

NEW BERN, N.C. — Nicholas Sparks is accused of being a racist, homophobic anti-Semite in a lawsuit filed by a former headmaster of a North Carolina Christian school Sparks founded.

TMZ reported that Saul Hillel Benjamin is suing the best-selling author. Benjamin was a headmaster at the Epiphany School for Global Studies in New Bern, that Sparks founded in 2006.

Benjamin claims he complained to Sparks about the school only having two black students out of 514, and Sparks responded by saying, “Black students are too poor and can’t do the academic work.”

Benjamin also said that Sparks became angry when Benjamin met with the NAACP. He also claims Sparks supported people who bullied gay students.

Lawyers for Sparks deny the allegations.

“As a gay, Jewish man who has represented Nick for almost 20 years I find these allegations completely ludicrous and offensive,” said Sparks’ entertainment lawyer Scott Schwimer, according to TMZ.

Sparks is a best-selling author, known for romantic novels including “The Notebook.”

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