Conservative commentator Tomi Lahren countersued by Glenn Beck, The Blaze

Conservative commentator Tomi Lahren countersued by Glenn Beck, The Blaze

Less than two weeks ago Lahren, following an appearance on ABC's "The View" where she expressed a pro-choice stance on abortion and sounded as if she called pro-life small government activists hypocritical, slapped Beck and his outlet with a lawsuit.

Beck and TheBlaze say they never fired Lahren, that they continue to pay her under a "pay or play" provision in her contract that gives the network the right to not broadcast her show.

The suit said that Lahren's statement on The View called numerous Blaze's viewers hypocrites and also "diverged dramatically" from her previous stance.

Glenn Beck countersued Tomi Lahren after the Blaze host filed a wrongful termination suit against the network.

Lahren has argued that she has been effectively fired since she was locked out of the office and her work email account, and her show was canceled.

TheBlaze is seeking a temporary restraining order that would prevent Lahren from making any public appearances without approval or making statements about the company.

Lahren, who joined the Blaze in 2015, became a viral sensation for her incendiary rants.

"I get up in the morning and I don't have a job to go to", she told Nightline. She would be freed from the contract in six months regardless of the lawsuit's outcome, but if she went silent on Facebook for that time frame, she'd be irrelevant in the political commentary world, Lauten said. Among them, according to the filing, are Lahren's mistreatment of her floor crew and her repeated use of profanity on the air.

Tomi Lahren has been criticized for her controversial opinions on race and the presidential election.

"The Blaze has had employment issues with Lahren for well over a year", and that as a result of those issues the company had not meant to extend her contract after it expires in September.

In documents filed Monday in a Texas court and reported by CNN, Beck claimed Lahren was still employed with TheBlaze and continues to be paid - though that because of longtime "employment issues", they do not intend to renewing her contract after it expires in September.

"I'm for limited government", Lahren said on "The View".

Beck and the Blaze also said that Lahren's comments were "offensive" to numerous Blaze's supporters and followers "because they imply that only a hypocrite would believe in the Constitution or conservative values but not be pro-choice". She claimed her office was cordoned off with crime tape and was denied access to her Facebook page and its four million followers. TheBlaze says Lahren had an "obligation to not make public statements relating to TheBlaze and her employment without prior approval", and that a pair of social media posts violated the contract.

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