Tomi Lahren, a former commentator for The Blaze is suing her former boss, Glenn Beck, for wrongful termination after she announced on “The View” that she was pro-choice, the Dallas Morning News reported.
Lahren has filed a wrongful termination suit against Beck and The Blaze.
She is suing Beck because he “embarked on a public smear campaign attacking [Lahren] and chastising her political views and opinions in a clear attempt to embarrass, humiliate, and undermine Plaintiff’s reach to her audience on social media and elsewhere,” according to the lawsuit. The lawsuit adds that “public smear campaign” was created to “inflate Beck’s profile, from what has become a mediocre following, all at [Lahren’s] expense.”
According to the lawsuit, The Blaze and Glenn Beck were aware of Lahren’s pro-choice stance and “never took any issue with it.”
Lahren was suspended and eventually fired from The Blaze after calling pro-life conservatives “hypocrites” on “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 in the interview.
The Dallas Morning News reported:
According to Lahren’s suit, filed Friday in Dallas County, The Blaze cancelled Lahren’s show after she made the controversial statement 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 employment contract, which was to continue through Sept. 30.
Last year, Lahren rose to fame for her “Final Thoughts” segment on The Blaze which went viral online.