The Tomi Lahren-Glenn Beck saga took an interesting twist on Monday afternoon as it was announced that TheBlaze founder filed a counter lawsuit against Lahren after she sued the organization for wrongful termination.
Lahren claimed that she was first suspended and then fired from her job as the host of the show Tomi for her pro-choice comments on “The View” in March. During the show, she told hosts, “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.”
According to Law Newz, Beck’s countersuit alleges that Lahren was “inappropriate and unprofessional” in how she treated the floor crew and oftentimes made public appearances without prior approval. She constantly complained about “lighting, room temperature, editing, shooting and directing.”
The complaint against Lahren also alleges that she had to be reprimanded on a consistent basis for her “word choice on air” because it aired on the side of profane.
When it came to Lahren’s claims that she was fired for her pro-choice comments, TheBlaze immediately rebuked, stating, “[d]uring her appearance, she made a statement that not only diverged dramatically from her previous public positions but also effectively called many of TheBlaze’s employees, viewers, and readers hypocrites.”
Following Lahren’s initial lawsuit, TheBlaze released a statement reading, “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.”