The feud between Tomi Lahren and Glenn Beck continues to rage. The conservative pundit is now accusing Beck of “misconduct, which should be exposed for what it is,” the Dallas Morning News reported. What exactly is “it,” though?
There’s no answer to that question as of now — the court filing, submitted by Lahren’s lawyer Monday morning, gives few details regarding what the “misconduct” involves.
The filing comes after Lahren was reportedly fired from her job at the Blaze, Beck’s media empire, for vocalizing her pro-choice stance on “The View.” The suit maintains that the reaction to her TV comments were part of “a public smear campaign” orchestrated to “inflate Beck’s profile, from what has become a mediocre following, all at [Lahren’s] expense.”
Although the Blaze denies that Lahren was fired, the 24-year-old said she has been locked out of her office and email account, and her show has been cancelled. However, she still reportedly receives a salary.
The suit also alleges that the Blaze refuses to give Lahren access to her personal Facebook page, which has over 4.2 million followers. It claims Lahren never gave her “extremely valuable ownership and property rights in either her name or likeness to anyone including” Beck and the Blaze.
The drama gets even murkier. Beck has decided to retaliate by suing his former employee. His counterclaim against Lahren’s wrongful termination suit was filed in a Texas court on Monday, according to LawNewz.com.
The 35-page document alleges that Lahren was not fired from the network. Instead, she was benched for behaving badly, mistreating the staff and making public appearances without approval. The suit called Lahren’s treatment of the floor crew “inappropriate and unprofessional,” and accused her of complaining constantly.
Beck’s suit argues that Lahren is the one who violated her employment contract with his network. In addition to making appearances without prior approval, she also reportedly “turned down a number of advertisers on the Blaze for unexplained reasons, limiting any chance for the Blaze to recoup its investment into her and her show.”