Posted on 08/22/2019 at 10:43 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
Author Nicholas Sparks has emerged victorious from a lawsuit filed by his school’s former headmaster.
Sparks, author of A Walk to Remember and The Notebook, was being sued — along with the rest of the Epiphany School of Global Studies trustees — by Saul Benjamin, who claimed he was fired without cause and defamed.
Jurors on Wednesday revealed that they disagreed with Benjamin’s claims. Benjamin had blamed his focus on diversity and supporting gay students for his firing; Sparks, however, said Benjamin had lied about his job performance and had taken to calling his opponents bigots and racists, according to the Associated Press.
In a statement, Sparks said: “The verdict speaks volumes, and completely rejects the campaign waged by Mr. Benjamin and his lawyers in an attempt to discredit Epiphany and me.”
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