Back in March, Glenn Beck‘s conservative news network the Blaze fired Tomi Lahren over her relatively tame statements about abortion rights. Whether the Blaze was justified in doing so (which even many liberals thought they weren’t) will now be decided by a court.
Lahren has filed a wrongful termination suit against the Blaze and its owner, Glenn Beck, in Dallas County, claiming that the Blaze knew what it was doing was illegal. Lahren says in the suit that her stance on abortion was already known and accepted at the Blaze, but even if it weren’t, by firing her the company was infringing on her constitutional rights.
Her termination came after an appearance on The View, where she said it would be wrong for her to tell women what to do with their bodies.
Lahren “understandably disappointed, saddened and in shock for being suspended for freely expressing her opinions, which certainly reconcile with what is the law of the land in the United States i.e., a woman’s constitutional right to choose and in so way inconsistent with any of [her] obligations under the Employment Contract,” her suit says.
After she was fired, Lahren said she was ordered to go dark on social media while she and the Blaze worked out a severance, but that “Beck and others within [the Blaze] embarked on a public smear campaign attacking [Lahren] and chastising her political views and opinions in a clear attempt to embarrass, humiliate, and undermine [her] reach to her audience on social media and elsewhere.
Also mentioned in the suit is Lahren’s 4.2 million Facebook followers, which she claims are hers to take to whatever new job she gets. The Blaze says they are the property of the network.
You can read the whole suit here.
H/T Dallas News