Tomi Lahren Suing Glenn Beck For Wrongful Termination; Beck Says He Never Fired Her
Tomi Lahren, the young, incendiary conservative commentator, is suing her former boss, Glenn Beck, and his media firm, The Blaze, for wrongful termination 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.
Lahren was suspended and then fired from The Blaze after calling pro-life conservatives “hypocrites” in an appearance on ABC’s “The View.”
“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,” Lahren said, sparking backlash from conservatives.
Lahren, whose contract runs until September 30, was already on her way out before her appearance on “The View,” sources with direct knowledge of the situation have told The Daily Caller. Lahren frequently clashed with her coworkers, sources say, in part because of her inflammatory style.