The director of ‘The Notebook’, Nicholas Sparks is an alleged racist, anti-semite and is homophobic.
According to TMZ, Saul Hillell Benjamin, the Jewish ex-headmaster of Sparks’ Christian School is now suing the writer.
Benjamin says he began complaining to the author of “The Notebook” and others … the school had virtually no African Americans — 2 out of 514 students. Benjamin claims Sparks responded, “Black students are too poor and can’t do the academic work.”
Benjamin also says Sparks got incensed when he [Benjamin] met with the NAACP North Carolina chapter, telling the headmaster to “engage only in private and less visible contact with African Americans.” [via]
On top of not accepting African American students to his Christian school, Nicolas Sparks was accused of ignoring reports of bullied gay students, and publicly humiliating Jewish staff.
Nicholas Sparks attorney responded to the lawsuit and allegations by speaking with TMZ, “As a gay, Jewish man who has represented Nick for almost 20 years I find these allegations completely ludicrous and offensive.” Sparks’ lawyer for this case, Theresa Sprain, adds, “We deny these allegations.”