Tomi Lahren is reportedly suing The Blaze’s Glenn Beck for wrongful termination.
As we reported previously, Tomi Lahren was suspended from The Blaze after expressing pro-choice views during a television interview.
Today, Dallas News reports that Lahren has filed a wrongful dismissal suit claiming The Blaze suspended her with pay “presumably hoping they could find an exit strategy to sanitize their ‘unlawful conduct.’”
The suit reportedly goes on to allege that Lahren was the subject of “a public smear campaign” intended to “inflate Beck’s profile, from what has become a mediocre following, all at [Lahren’s] expense.”
Lahren’s suit goes on to state that The Blaze will not give Lahren access to her Facebook page – which has 4.2 million followers, a move that has allegedly “irreparably harmed” her.
Lahren further claims that a Blaze producer traveled with her to that now-infamous interview on The View in which she 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.”
The star claims the producer that was traveling with her “applauded” her statement and several “congratulatory” emails from coworkers followed.
“No one told [Lahren] that her statements on The View were either improper or inappropriate,” the suit claims, adding that Lahren’s colleagues at The Blaze – including Glenn Beck – knew about her views in advance.
The lawsuit goes on to claim that Lahren unexpectedly received a call from The Blaze’s human resources department, who said “her employment was terminated” because of her comments.
Lahren’s suit claims her bosses demanded she “go dark” and not say a word on social media. Her supervisors also reportedly cut off communication with her.
Brian Lauten, Lahren’s lawyer, says this all adds up to Lahren being fired, even if the company technically refers to her status as ‘suspended.’
“In her suit, Lahren is reportedly seeking a temporary restraining order, which would grant her the right to speak freely”
She is also reportedly requesting The Blaze cover her attorneys’ fees and “all other relief which she may show herself justly entitled.”
“She’s very disappointed and sad that we’re in this situation,” says Lauten. “But they left her with no choice.”
Dallas News // Original Posted on milo yiannopoulos net //