Glenn Beck's Lawyers: Issues With Tomi Lahren Go Way Back

Countersuit says she was 'uninformed,' 'embarrassed the company'
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 18, 2017 7:33 AM CDT
Glenn Beck's Lawyers Say Lahren Issues Go Way Back
It's getting heated between Beck and Lahren.   (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

The battle between conservative personality Tomi Lahren and probably soon-to-be ex-boss Glenn Beck continues nearly a month after she was suspended from Beck's network, the Blaze. Despite Lahren's wrongful-termination suit against the two parties, Beck insists she wasn't fired and is still under contract, and he and the network have now filed a countersuit against her, TMZ reports. Beck's complaint says her show was taken off the air after she made "shocking and disappointing" pro-choice comments on The View in mid-March, though it says she'll continue to be paid under a "pay or play" provision, per the Washington Post. The countersuit also says Lahren, whom it accuses of breaching her contract, was rabble-rousing at work for some time, where she "embarrassed the company" with remarks that "were uninformed and inconsistent," the Dallas Morning News reports.

Among Lahren's alleged infractions listed in the countersuit, per the Post: She was "divisive" and rubbed colleagues the wrong way, was "unprofessional" toward the crew, and openly complained about the company. A Dallas County judge offered Lahren some good news Monday, ruling she's still allowed to post on her Facebook page, though a condition of that is that she can't trash Beck or the Blaze; they also can't badmouth her. Their lawyer maintains Lahren was never barred from posting on Facebook. A new filing by Lahren's lawyer Monday asks for her to be released from her contract, which expires Sept. 30, and to allow her to reveal "misconduct" by Beck and the Blaze. Those parties, meanwhile, want to keep her from public appearances or commenting without their OK, per the countersuit. There will be a hearing in two weeks. (Lahren was once "the rising star of the right.")

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