Tomi Lahren has been a standout in conservative media with her fierce commentary. She happens to be a huge asset to Glenn Beck’s media firm. Unfortunately, Lahren has decided to sue Glenn Beck and his media firm after she says she was wrongfully terminated over her pro-choice comments.
According to Lahren’s lawsuit, filed Friday in Dallas County, The Blaze cancelled Lahren’s show after she made the controversial abortion statements last month on The View. But The Blaze wanted to keep paying Lahren, the suit says, “presumably hoping they could find an exit strategy to sanitize their unlawful conduct” in breaking Lahren’s two-year employment contract, which was to continue through Sept. 30.
The Blaze, which is based in Irving, said Friday that Lahren had not been terminated.
“It is puzzling that an employee who remains under contract (and is still being paid) has sued us for being fired, especially when we continue to comply fully with the terms of our agreement with her,” a Blaze spokesman said.
The spokesman said Beck would not comment directly on the suit.
Lahren’s suit alleges that the hubbub surrounding her comments was “a public smear campaign” orchestrated to “inflate Beck’s profile, from what has become a mediocre following, all at [Lahren’s] expense.”
The suit also says that The Blaze won’t allow Lahren access to her Facebook page, where she has 4.2 million followers, which has “irreparably harmed” Lahren.
A Blaze producer traveled with Lahren to her appearance on The View, the suit says, in which Lahren said: “I can’t sit here and be a hypocrite and say I’m for limited government but I think the government should decide what women do with their bodies.”
After the show, the producer “applauded” Lahren’s appearance, the suit says, and she received several “congratulatory” emails from coworkers.
“No one told Lahren that her statements on The View were either improper or inappropriate; and, indeed, that Lahren’s point of view is just that — her point of view and freedom of expression,” the suit says.
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