Controversies

Tomi Lahren sues Glenn Beck, The Blaze for wrongful termination over pro-choice comments

Glenn Beck, founder of The Blaze

Glenn Beck, founder of The Blaze  (Reuters)

Controversial conservative commentator Tomi Lahren is suing her former supervisor, Glenn Beck, and his firm, The Blaze, for wrongful termination over her pro-choice comments on ABC’s "The View."

According to Lahren’s lawsuit, filed Friday in Dallas County, her show was canceled after she made comments on the ABC talk show indicating her pro-choice beliefs:

"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 on "The View."

However, The Blaze wanted to keep paying Lahren, the lawsuit 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, reports the Dallas Morning News

Lahren seemed to make reference to the lawsuit in a tweet Friday.

The Blaze, however, said that she was not 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 told the Dallas Morning News. 

The suit also says that her former employer won't allow Lahren access to her Facebook page, where she has 4.2 million followers, which has "irreparably harmed" Lahren. 

Lahren is asking a judge to grant her a temporary restraining order, which would protect her right to speak freely as well as block The Blaze from destroying any evidence related to what transpired. She's asking for attorneys' fees and costs, "as well as all other relief ... which she may show herself justly entitled," according to the Dallas Morning News.