Tomi Lahren is speaking out for the first time since her termination from Glenn Beck's digital network TheBlaze.
In a sit-down interview with "Nightline" anchor Byron Pitts which airs tonight, Lahren talked about her lawsuit against TheBlaze — which she says wrongfully terminated her after she expressed pro-choice views on the talk show "The View."
In a clip provided by ABC (below), Lahren said she was "deeply hurt" by TheBlaze's decision to terminate her, but wants to settle the incident in a calm manner.
"I'm deeply hurt by what has happened, I'm disappointed in what has happened, but if this is the way it is, let's just part ways cleanly," she said, becoming choked up as she talked. "I just want to work and have the freedom to put my voice out there and I want to interact with my fans and my followers. That's all I want out of this."
When Pitts pointed out how emotional she was getting, she reiterated how much TheBlaze meant to her.
"Without that, I feel lost," she said. "When your outlet is taken away from you, when your catharsis is stripped from you and you don't understand why and you're so disappointed and you're so blindsided by it, it hurts."
Best of Tomi Lahren's social media posts
Best of Tomi Lahren's social media posts
That moment when you approach @joyvbehar and she gives you credit. #TeamTomi #squadgoals #TheView #ABC
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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
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Just here in San Diego Making America Great Again. Apparently it takes a lot of guts to walk the length of the boardwalk in this cap. #TeamTomi #MAGA #notabasketofdeplorables #neverhillary #sandiego #savage
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It's a good night to be a Trump supporter. Sorry Hillary. Delete away. Hello Austin. Here comes trouble. #TeamTomi #MAGA #Austin #austintx #NeverHillary
Green screen fun on the set of 'On Point with TL' One America News. #onpoint
Kicking it with the fearless @benhambrothers today! Make America Great Again and take no BS from anyone! #TeamTomi #benhambrothers #MAGA
LIVE last night covering the 2014 Midterms for One America News Network! The map, like my lips was RED! #onpoint #oan #midterms2014 #mademyday #yeahbaby #redlips #GOP #turnout
Hey South Dakota, your girl is back home! Check out my new "Final Thoughts" brought to you by a group of kickass Dallas Millennials excited to MAGA! #TeamTomi #Kota #SouthDakota #thanksgiving #backhome
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TheBlaze is a conservative-leaning outlet that has given Lahren a platform to mock Trump protesters and so-called liberal-leaning "snowflakes." So when she talked about being pro-choice, it caused a stir.
"I'm pro-choice and here is why," Lahren said on "The View." "I am someone that loves the Constitution, I am someone that is for limited government, so 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. Stay out of my guns, and you can stay out of my body as well."