I thought by now I’d be done writing about Tomi Lahren, but this news today is simply too delightful to ignore.
Glenn Beck, founder of The Blaze, is firing back at Lahren after she filed a lawsuit against him a few weeks ago. Beck’s 35-page counterclaim, filed in a Dallas court, alleges that The Blaze suspended Lahren last month after repeated bad behavior, rather than just for making pro-abortion rights remarks, LawNewz.com reported.
According to the lawsuit, Lahren repeatedly had altercations with her coworkers. It comes as no surprise that she may have had a large superiority complex, given the amount of publicity she’s recently recieved.
“Lahren turned down a number of advertisers on The Blaze for unexplained reasons, limiting any chance for The Blaze to recoup its investment into her and her show,” Beck’s countersuit reads.
The complaint also states that Lahren was repeatedly “inappropriate and unprofessional” during her interactions with crew members during her Blaze TV show, “Tomi.” It goes on to say Lahren broke company rules by revealing, in an interview with The Ringer, that her wardrobe budget ran to $40,000.
The Daily Caller’s reports have proven that Lahren’s divisive, angry style oftentimes placed her at odds with coworkers, even before her appearance on “The View.”
The Blaze claims Lahren’s public behavior “embarrassed” the conservative media company and that she was toxic to the office culture.
After her comments on “The View,” I couldn’t agree more.
“Lahren was divisive and created conflicts with other media personalities at TheBlaze,” the suit claims, adding: “Lahren’s treatment of the floor crew was inappropriate and unprofessional, constantly complaining about everything including but not limited to lighting, room temperature, editing, shooting, directing, etc.”
The countersuit also addresses Lahren’s Facebook page, which has millions of followers. Lahren claims The Blaze has been restricting her access to the account, but Beck says that her account belongs to the company.
What is most confusing about this situation is why Tomi Lahren is even suing The Blaze. I’ve written about her suspension in the days after her performance on “The View,” and she is still under contract until September 2017. This means Lahren is still recieving a paycheck from Beck.
Her lawsuit claims that she was “wrongfully terminated.”
We’re not the only ones wondering what’s going on with Tomi. A Blaze spokesman told The New York Post: “It’s official: We are now as confused as Tomi seems to be.”
“It’s not every day that a current employee sues for being fired, but then gives an interview asking to be fired.”
The spokesman added, “For the record, Tomi has had, and continues to have, access to the Facebook account in question. None of this makes sense … TheBlaze continues to comply with its agreement with her.”
Let’s all hope this ends soon and we see Tomi Lahren ride off into the sunset, never to be given the spotlight again.