Good information: Nicholas Sparks is benefiting from Broadway’s craze for film variations by turning the favored romance The Notebook right into a musical. Bad information: He’s additionally been accused of homophobia in addition to racism. In a sequence of tweets, caught by Deadline, Sparks slammed these prices, claiming they’re unfaithful.
On Thursday The Daily Beast dug up a long-going authorized battle between the romance writer — whose different works embrace A Walk to Remember, Message in a Bottle, and Dear John, all was motion pictures — and the Epiphany School of Global Studies, a North Carolina prep college Sparks helped co-fund in 2006. In 2013 the establishment acquired a brand new headmaster and CEO, Saul Benjamin, who tried to increase variety and inclusivity.
Sparks allegedly took umbrage with this method. In a sequence of alleged emails, Sparks slammed Benjamin for adopting “an agenda that strives to make homosexuality open and accepted.” Sparks additionally allegedly made feedback in regards to the dearth of black college students on the college, “too poor and can’t do the academic work.”
Benjamin, who left the varsity after the tussle, sued Sparks and the man trustees for, amongst different issues, defamation of character. A trial is ready for August.
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