Conservative media firebrand Tomi Lahren has settled her wrongful termination suit against former employer Glenn Beck and TheBlaze, the Dallas Morning News reported.
“I am pleased to report that the parties have amicably resolved their differences,” Lahren’s lawyer, Brian Lauten, said in a statement obtained by CNN.
Lahren is no longer bound by her employment contract at TheBlaze and will now be free to pursue other work, per the settlement agreement.
Lahren’s show was suspended after she came out in favour of abortion rights during an appearance on ABC’s “The View” in March.
When asked on “The View” about her stance on reproductive rights, Lahren, who used to host “Tomi” for TheBlaze, said, “I can’t sit here and be a hypocrite and say, ‘I’m for limited government, but I think the government should decide what women do with their bodies.'”
She added: “I can say, ‘You know what, I’m for limited government, so stay out of my guns, and you can stay out of my body as well.'”
She was suspended shortly after, following harsh blowback from conservatives, including Beck himself, who tweeted, “Wait, libertarian views? Help me out on Trumpcare, stimulus, and executive orders. Trump is anything but libertarian. #intellectualhonesty.”
In a suit she filed after being suspended, Lahren alleged that she was wrongfully terminated. TheBlaze disputed this, noting that she continued to be paid even after her show stopped airing. Beck and the network countersued Lahren after she filed suit, claiming that she had breached her employment contract by making public statements that reflected negatively on TheBlaze.
Beck’s and TheBlaze’s countersuit also disputed Lahren’s claim that her email account was terminated and that TheBlaze had blocked access to her Facebook page.
“TheBlaze never had access to Lahren’s personal social media accounts and has taken no action to block her from using them — as can be demonstrated by her continuous Twitter stream and Instagram posts,” the countersuit said.
Under the terms of the settlement, Lahren is now the “undisputed owner of her Facebook page,” and she will “promptly return to her former employer its intellectual property that was posted on her Facebook page before this litigation commenced.”
“Ms. Lahren is relieved to have this litigation behind her and she looks forward to connecting with her audience and fan base on the pressing political issues facing our country in the days to come,” Lauten, Lahren’s lawyer, said in a statement. The remainder of the parties’ agreement is confidential.”
Lauten added that Lahren will make no further comments on the case.
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