Twenty-four-year-old conservative pundit Tomi Lahren has settled her wrongful termination lawsuit against her employer, Glenn Beck’s media firm, The Blaze. Lahren brought the suit alleging she was fired for speaking out in favor of abortion. The Blaze filed a countersuit alleging insubordination and revealed that although Lahren had been suspended, she was still on the company’s payroll. Glenn Beck was expected in court for testimony on the case, but will no longer have to appear because of the settlement.
The controversy started when Lahren did an interview as a guest on “The View” where she stated she was pro-choice and explained why saying, she was for a government that did not restrict the choices of individuals.
Conservatives and pro-life groups were immediately outraged and soon The Blaze suspended Lahren’s show from their conservative line-up. Lahren’s lawsuit said that her position on abortion was known to Glenn Beck and The Blaze and that they did not have a problem with it until after her interview on The View.
The settlement allows Lahren to keep ownership of her Facebook page which has 4.3 million followers. She agreed to immediately return all of the intellectual property belonging to The Blaze that is posted on the page. This includes all the videos produced by The Blaze, some of which had been viewed more than 67 million times and were among Ms. Lahren’s most popular posts.
Most of the details of the settlement remain confidential, but her lawyer did say that the agreement does not contain a non-compete agreement so Ms. Lahren is free to begin work elsewhere whenever she chooses. Through her lawyer Lahren said she was relieved to have the litigation behind her. A statement for The Blaze said they were “pleased to announce that the relationship with Tomi Lahren has concluded.”
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