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Tomi Lahren Sues the Blaze for Giving Her Opinion

Tomi Lahren v. The Blaze is too fun to watch. Break out the popcorn. When Lahren gave her pro-choice opinion, that didn’t sit well with The Blaze. The Glen Beck-owned media site told Lahren to take her non-conservative opinion and go sit in the corner.

Lahren has now fought back by suing for wrongful termination from The Blaze.

It’s odd though since The Blaze only suspended Lahren, but didn’t fire her. Her suit says The Blaze took her and her show off the air to “find an exit strategy to sanitize their unlawful conduct.”

A Blaze spokesperson said in response, “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.” That makes sense. No one knows what her agreement says. If it says that The Blaze must keep her on the air for the duration of the contract, then the lawsuit looks valid.

Her lawyer, Brian Lauten, did say the following:

…the company has already breached the contract “100 times over;” for example, the firm hasn’t fulfilled its promise to produce 230 one-hour episodes of Lahren’s show per year.

I have no knowledge of media contracts. I’ll just guess though that getting put on desk duty doesn’t violate the contract. At the same time, they promised to produce a certain number of episodes for her. They didn’t, so that can be seen as a breach. On the other hand…the year’s not over yet. Womp womp.

She’s still employed, but not on television. The Blaze doesn’t want her on the air, what’s wrong with that? I presume this is still America where corporations have rights also.

Lahren has also sued to take her 4.2 million Facebook followers with her, arguing The Blaze doesn’t have any rights to them.

The Dallas Morning News wrote up a detailed article. Among the interesting tidbits:

Her coworkers placed yellow caution tape spelling an ‘X’ on Lahren’s dressing room door. The Blaze terminated her work email account, according to the lawsuit. Supervisors cut off communication with Lahren, said her lawyer, Brian Lauten.

Haha. They should’ve put up a huge picture of Lahren with “x’s” through her eyes. Or superimposed a radioactive symbol over her face.

Her lawyer also said Lahren is “like an eagle that feels like it’s had its wings clipped.” Better than being a stallion sent to the glue factory.

Anyway, The Blaze is sinking like the Titanic. They’ve lost 60+% of their readers over the past 3 years and Beck’s radio show has dropped from #3 to #5.

Get out now, Tomi.

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