Glenn Beck's TheBlaze files countersuit against Tomi Lahren

Glenn Beck and the Blaze have filed a countersuit against Tomi Lahren, pushing back against her claim that she was fired for her pro-choice views.

Instead, in their lawsuit filed in Dallas County Court in Texas, Beck and his media company say that her employment agreement "remains in full force and effect," but they say that the suspension of her show in March was due to "divisive" employment conduct.

Lahren sued earlier this month for wrongful termination, claiming that she was fired after an appearance on "The View" in which she expressed pro-choice beliefs. She also said that she was shut out of her social media accounts.

RELATED: See Tomi Lahren on Instagram

29 PHOTOS
Tomi Lahren on Instagram
See Gallery
Tomi Lahren on Instagram
My dog might be a chihuahua but don't get it twisted, she's American AF. #TeamTomi #merica #chihuahuasofinstagram #Kota
Amidst all the craziness and BS going on right now, remember it's Police Week and we owe our LEOs a whole helluva lot. Here's to you! #TeamTomi #policeweek #leos #bluelivesmatter
Ya know just laying here on my President Trump blanket being American AF... new Final Thoughts on traitor Chelsea Bradley Manning posted now on my official FB page. #TeamTomi #MAGA #merica #Trump
"When you live without fear, it don't get much better." #TeamTomi #Fearless #godblessamerica
Sick of winning yet? Me either. #MAGA #TeamTomi #Trump
Hey Dallas, who's ready to go Off The Rails this weekend?! I'll be there and I have a helluva lot to celebrate! (Settled the lawsuit). Who's joining me at @offtherailsdfw this weekend?! Here's to freedom, friends, and country music! #TeamTomi #otr2017 #Dallas
Oh San Diego why did I ever leave you? But your taxes are oh so high and your regulations are bullshit...but this scenery is hard to beat. #TeamTomi #sandiego #beach #pacificbeach
Good Vibes Only! Even in the courtroom. #TeamTomi #goodvibesonly #smile #onwardandupward
Rescued is my favorite breed. My childhood dog Baxter went to heaven yesterday but thankfully I've still got Kota. If you're thinking about adding a dog to the family, consider a rescue. It'll change your life too. #TeamTomi #rescuedog #rescuedogsofinstagram
Oh hey I have some Final Thoughts posted NOW on my official and only Facebook page. All message, no fluff. See y'all on good ole Facebook! #TeamTomi #imback #finalthoughts #MAGA
I'll be crashing safe spaces tonight at ECU. Just remember, free speech isn't just saying what you want to say, it's hearing what you don't want to hear. Trigger warning in advance. #TeamTomi #TomiatECU #freespeech #ECU #TPUSA
Here's to big bombs, big tents, big plans and Making America Great Again! Here's to a new breed of conservative, a fresh outlook on politics and no BS. Here's to the end of the appeasement, apology and inaction tour. Here's to 45-on time and under budget. #TeamTomi #MAGA #united4trump #PresidentTrump #moab
Excited to announce @bulletsandbombshells will be setting up Team Tomi Central at this year's @turningpointusa Young Women's Leadership Summit in Dallas! Come out and get some Tomi gear while you listen to conservative ladies dominate the stage! See y'all in June! It's gonna be YUGE! #TeamTomi #YWLS #turningpoint #Dallas #conservativewomen
Fate whispers to the warrior, "you cannot withstand the storm" and the warrior whispers back, "I am the storm." #TeamTomi #igotthis #texassky
Making Spring Great Again! New pastel MAGA caps! Get em here: http://bit.ly/tomi-hat #united4trump #TeamTomi #MAGA #USA #springfashion
Goodbye for now NYC! It's been quite the adventure. Back to Dallas! #TeamTomi #NYC #adventurethatislife
#ThankYouMaddow that was a big league jackass moment in your career! New Final Thoughts posted now. #TeamTomi #MAGA #trumptaxes #liberaltears
Did you miss the debut of The Snowflake Awards? Don't worry because they are streaming on my official FB page NOW! This extended edition includes our bloopers because unlike Snowflakes, we can laugh at ourselves! The Snowflake Awards was established to honor notable hypersensitive citizens, those who, when subjected to the slightest pressures of life, begin to melt! For too long the entertaining societal contributions of these delicate celebrities were overlooked! Sadly, we were content to take them seriously instead of recognizing their greatest gift; a never-ending goldmine of mock-able material that helps us realize how wonderful our lives are! No more. @docthompsonshow and I take on pop culture elitism and hypocrisy like you’ve never seen before! Visit https://dnc-trophy.myshopify.com/collections/all to get your commemorative Snowflake Awards tshirt! #TeamTomi #TheFlakies #snowflakes #SnowflakeAwards
After last night's speech it's safe to say OUR President Trump is indeed Making America Great Again. The radical notion Americans come first in our own damn country (established November 8th, 2016). I'll be on with @seanhannity tonight to discuss the speech! P.S. The hat is from @drunkamerica and it's my new favorite! #TeamTomi #godblessamerica #drunkAmerica
Will be signing this bad boy for auction after tonight's @allenamericans @rapidcityrush game! Proceeds to benefit Folds of America-the mission: provide educational scholarships to the spouses and children of America's fallen and disabled service-members. #TeamTomi #AllenAmericans #foldsofAmerica #honorthem #godblessamerica #hockey
That crazy and radical notion Americans and American safety take priority over feelings. #TeamTomi #AmericaFirst #AboutTime #mark19apparel
Life goes on and while it does, our brave men and women are overseas making a sacrifice so we don't have to. Remember Everyone Deployed. These kickass leggings are made by veteran owned and operated @mark19apparel #TeamTomi #RED #supportthetroops #Mark19 #leggingsarepants
We lost some fantastic and admirable celebrities in 2016 but what about our LEOs, first responders and service members? They sacrificed for us, for our country, our safety and our freedom. Here's to them. Home of the free because of the brave. #TeamTomi #backtheblue #godblessamerica #brookeandarrow #hartsandpearls #MAGA #USA #Merica
They call me "savage" but you can call me whatever you like. Just know I'm fearless, fiercely patriotic, and I don't back down. New Final Thoughts posted. #TeamTomi #fearless #bulletsandbombshells #tacticalshit
Don't forget to catch me with @trevornoah on @comedycentral @thedailyshow at 11pmET tonight!! #TeamTomi #DailyShow #trevornoah #NYC #latenightthoughts #comedycentral
It was "Bring your Favorite Sign to Work Day" here @theblazetv and I thought maybe considering last night, this one would do. My Victory Final Thoughts are posted now! "We said 'screw your way, we're gonna do it our way.'" #TeamTomi #MAGA #PresidentTrump #AmericaFirst #election2016 #finalthoughts
I stand by Don because he doesn't back down. I respect that. Wouldn't it be nice if America stopped backing down and started doubling down like DJT? Sorry, I'm not the type of woman to sit in the corner and cry over spilled milk and the "p" word. Final thoughts on #trumptapes posted now. #TeamTomi #MAGA #standup #election2016 #neverhillary
Rocking that @hartsandpearls red, white, and blue headband! Some extra love for Old Glory today just to remind Hillary that the deplorables have left her basket and we ready to take November! #TeamTomi #hartsandpearls #camo #redwhiteandblue #maga
HIDE CAPTION
SHOW CAPTION
of
SEE ALL
BACK TO SLIDE

"TheBlaze supports its employees' expression of their opinions and did not take issue with Lahren's comments simply because they expressed a pro-choice viewpoint," Beck and the the Blaze said in their counterclaim. "Her comments were shocking and disappointing because they demonstrated Lahren was uniformed and unprepared to speak on those issues. In addition, her comments were inconsistent with positions she had previously expressed."

Beck and the Blaze also said that Lahren's comments were "offensive" to many of the 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. Because Lahren is closely associated with TheBlaze, her statements also reflected negatively on TheBlaze's reputation."

But they outlined a series of reasons for deciding to suspend Lahren's show for one week, and for their intention not to renew her contract beyond September.

Among other things, they say that her treatment of the floor crew on her show was "inappropriate and unprofessional," as she was "constantly complaining about everything including but not limited to lighting, room temperature, editing, shooting, directing, etc."

They claim that she would not work with one of two full-time makeup artists, "which resulted in a report to the human resources department."

They say that her "word choices on air had to be addressed repeatedly for bordering on the profane."

RELATED: See tweets from former Trump supporters who regret their votes

18 PHOTOS
Retweets from from Trump supporters who regret their votes
See Gallery
Retweets from from Trump supporters who regret their votes
I'm changing my profile as I've been duped by @realDonaldTrump and his many broken promises for day 1 action. Sir I retract my vote!
@realDonaldTrump I voted for you. But my mom called me and told me I can't stay on her plan #ObamaHadMeCovered
@realDonaldTrump Stop wasting time on this ridiculous crap. Focus on the needs of the country, not your ego. Many s… https://t.co/WXriVHcEnw
@realDonaldTrump OK explain to me why as a Dr for the military you are freezing my job..I voted for you and my wife..
@realDonaldTrump I voted for u, now I wonder, did u want to b President?, do you have dementia? Or another 1st, impeached in 1st 100 days?
@realDonaldTrump I voted for you, now I'm embarrassed for you. STOP this voter fraud madness. You WON!!!! Who cares if you aren't liked!!!!!
@gumplr @Trump_Regrets Definitely will be calling, emailing, texting. I voted for a president not a CEO with unlimited power.
@realDonaldTrump ... making me regret voting for you! Media blackout? Censorship to protect your ego or sinister plans against environment.
@realDonaldTrump WTF POTUS? I thought you were better than this, Don't make me regret my vote!! Retract this order and move the pipeline!
@realDonaldTrump many of us mistakenly believed you would be more considerate of ALL Americans . Sorry I voted for you
To be clear. I didn't vote FOR @realDonaldTrump, I voted AGAINST #CrookedHillary. I question my choice every day. @POTUS so far is a failure
@realDonaldTrump Literally just signed up for Twitter to tell you how disappointed I am. Wasted my vote on you.
@realDonaldTrump @POTUS I'm disappointed that you approve of the DAPL! once again I regret voting!Thank you for being like be like the rest!
@realDonaldTrump such BS Mr. Trump. I voted for you.. Money is not everything. Native Americans ARE SCREWED. DO THE RIGHT THING FOR THEM!!!
@realDonaldTrump we voted for you I'm starting to wonder why!why didn't u show respect to the wall of fallen CIA members
@realDonaldTrump Nope, you're disgusting @realDonaldTrump, voted for you but you fooled us all. working hard to fix my mistake.
@realDonaldTrump Ur not a man of ur word. U promised you'd release your tax returns. I'm not the press and I still care. #iwantmyvoteback
HIDE CAPTION
SHOW CAPTION
of
SEE ALL
BACK TO SLIDE

They also say she violated her employment agreement by disclosing the dollar value of her wardrobe allowance without their approval. According to their counterclaim, she had signed a non-disclosure agreement.

The Blaze also said that she continues to have access to her email and social media accounts, and that they have "taken no action to block her from using them — as can be demonstrated by her continuous Twitter stream and Instagram posts." Although the Blaze contends that it owns a Facebook page for her use, the idea that she was blocked from using it was "false," they said in their counterclaim.

Lahren's attorney did not immediately return a request for comment.

The Blaze and Beck are seeking a temporary restraining order and injunction that would bar Lahren from making any public appearances without their approval, and from making any unauthorized statements about her employment there, along with any disparaging or negative comments. They say that Lahren has to comply with such restrictions as part of her employment agreement.

Lahren claims that after the March 17 appearance on "The View," she was informed that she was suspended, and several days later got another call from human resources that her employment contract was terminated although she would continue to be paid.

In an appearance on ABC News' "Nightline" last week, she said that her lawsuit "was about someone who had an opposing viewpoint that has been silenced and sidelined and thrown away."

The suit claims that employees of the Blaze even stretched yellow caution tape on the door to her office and dressing room.


Read Full Story

Sign up for Entertainment Insider by AOL to get the hottest pop culture news delivered straight to your inbox!

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.