Tomi Lahren Settles Lawsuit With The Blaze
Tomi Lahren (Screenshot/YouTube/The Blaze)
Political commentator Tomi Lahren is officially parting ways with The Blaze.
The Dallas Morning News reports that Lahren and The Blaze have settled Lahren’s lawsuit, with most of the settlement details remaining confidential. (RELATED: The Inside Story Of How Tomi Lahren Flamed Out At The Blaze)
“TheBlaze is pleased to announce that the relationship with Tomi Lahren has concluded,” a spokesperson for The Blaze said in an emailed statement. “Ms. Lahren will continue to have access to her social media accounts as has always been the case.”
Lahren will now be free to seek employment with a rival network and will retain control of her Facebook account, which boasts more than four million followers.
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The Blaze took Lahren off air after an appearance on “The View” where called pro-life conservatives “hypocrites,” seemingly contradicting her previous positions on abortion. Sources with direct knowledge of the situation previously told TheDC that Lahren’s comments on “The View” were the “final straw” in her rocky relationship with higher-ups at The Blaze and that she had virtually no chance of returning to the conservative media company after her contract ended in September.
Lahren filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against The Blaze and it’s founder, conservative radio host Glenn Beck, after being taken off-air, alleging that she was “fired” on account of her pro-choice views, prompting Beck and The Blaze to file a countersuit against her, which revealed that Lahren was still on The Blaze’s payroll, even as she remained off-air. The settlement brings both lawsuits to a conclusion.
Lahren often clashed with her former coworkers at The Blaze and would yell and scream at lower-level employees, sources with direct knowledge previously told TheDC. Among other things, the 24-year-old staffer forced employees to heat up a butt warming pad in the microwave before every show, those sources said.