Glenn Beck and TheBlaze announce countersuit against fiery media personality Tomi Lahren, according to court documents filed in a Dallas court on Monday and obtained by LawNewz.com.
Lahren previously sued Beck and TheBlaze for wrongful termination and claimed that they were punishing her for voicing pro-choice views during her appearance on ABC’s “The View” where she called pro-life conservatives hypocrites, apparently reversing her previous position on abortion.
The countersuit argues that reasoning for firing Lahren revolved around repeated bad behavior and a diminished reputation at TheBlaze, which they considered toxic to the office culture.
According to the lawsuit, Lahren’s recent comments were “simply the latest in a series of events that led TheBlaze management to conclude that TheBlaze did not intend to extend her contract beyond the end of its term in September 2017” and lists a series of complaints filed against her.
The Hill reports that Beck’s 35-page counterclaim alleges TheBlaze axed Lahren last month for clashing with other employees and being “inappropriate and unprofessional” with crew members, as well as using offensive “word choice on air.”
“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.”
“Lahren has been overheard by many employees complaining about TheBlaze, stating that she will sue TheBlaze and that she could own TheBlaze when she is done,” another section claims.
Furthermore, the document states that Lahren violated company rules by revealing during an interview with “The Ringer” that her wardrobe budget was $40,000.
The countersuit, which claims that TheBlaze is still paying Lahren, asks the court to prohibit Lahren from “making any public appearances without TheBlaze’s prior approval,” from publicly commenting about TheBlaze and from “disparaging, criticizing, ridiculing, or making any negative comments about TheBlaze, Beck, or any of its or his employees or family members, or anyone else known by Lahren to be a friend or other associate of Beck.”
In addition to publicly silencing the brazen media star, the lawsuit aims to recoup monetary damages and attorney’s fees from Lahren.
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