DALLAS – A conservative media personality alleges that Glenn Beck fired her for her views on abortion and has pursued legal action against the ex-Fox News host, recent Dallas County District Court records show.
Tomi Lahren filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against Beck and his company, TheBlaze, Inc., on Apr. 7, claiming the defendants retaliated against her for appearing on ABC’s The View last month and declaring that she respects a woman’s right to choose when it comes to her reproductive health.
Lahren, 24, was the host of Tomi, which aired on The Blaze from 2016 to this year.
Regarding her pro-choice stance, recent court documents explain, she told The View panel, “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 suit further asserts that no one with TBI told her that her comments on The View were either improper or inappropriate. TBI’s human resources director, however, contacted the plaintiff a few days after her View guesting to inform her that she was indefinitely suspended for publicly sharing her pro-choice opinions, the original petition says.
According to the complaint, “The plaintiff was understandably disappointed, saddened, and in shock for being suspended for freely expressing her opinions.”
The same individual purportedly contacted Lahren again to tell her that she was terminated and her program was canceled. TBI was reported to have attempted implementing an exit strategy, to which the suit claims was an effort to save face.
Lahren says that the respondents instructed her to refrain from using social media and making public comments, but the latter embarked on a smear campaign against her.
In addition to the suit, Lahren requested a temporary restraining order and permanent injunction relief.
She is represented by attorneys Brian P. Lauten, Michael P. Lyons, and Christopher J. Simmons of the law firm Deans & Lyons, LLP in Dallas.
Dallas County 68th District Court Case No. DC-17-04087