Tomi Lahren has filed a lawsuit against Glenn Beck and his online platform, TheBlaze, alleging wrongful termination.
The conservative talk show host claims she was ousted from her program after she said she was in favor of abortion rights while appearing on ABC’s “The View” on March 17.
“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,” she said on the talk show.
In the 27-page lawsuit filed Friday in Dallas, Lahren’s attorney said nothing in his client’s employment contract prohibited Lahren’s comments on “The View.”
TheBlaze took her off camera but offered to pay her contract if she remained silent on social media, her lawsuit states. Since then, attorney Brian Lauten asserts Beck and others at TheBlaze “embarked on a public smear campaign” and interfered with her business relationships.
Lahren is also seeking control over her Facebook page and her four million followers on the social media site. The lawsuit alleges TheBlaze has “complete and autonomous control over Plaintiff’s Facebook account” and leaving her without access to it has “irreparably harmed” Lahren.
The lawsuit wants a judge to rescind her employment contract and declare that she may speak her mind freely.
TheBlaze told Dallas News in a statement, “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.”
Lahren shared a cryptic tweet Friday seemingly in response to the lawsuit.
Lay down and play dead really isn’t my style. #FinalThoughts
— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) April 7, 2017
The Associated Press contributed to this report.