Tomi Lahren; Glenn Beck (AP/Colin Young-Wolff/Getty/George Frey)

Conservative pundit Tomi Lahren agrees to settlement with Glenn Beck's The Blaze

There may be an opening at Fox News, just in time for a new free agent


Taylor Link
May 2, 2017 7:22PM (UTC)

Conservative firebrand Tomi Lahren has settled her lawsuit against her former employer, Glenn Beck's The Blaze, the Dallas Morning News reported Monday.

The 24-year-old pundit sued the right-wing media outlet for wrongful termination after she was indefinitely suspended for suggesting that conservative pro-life activists were hypocrites.

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According to the Dallas Morning News, the settlement agreement compels The Blaze to return to Lahren her Facebook page, which was created by the media firm and had amassed 4.3 million followers. Lahren will have to remove any of The Blaze's intellectual property on her social media platforms.

Lahren's attorney said his client was "relieved" to have the lawsuit behind her.

"Ms. Lahren is relieved to have this litigation behind her," her attorney said in a statement. "She looks forward to connecting with her audience and fan base on the pressing political issues facing our country in the days to come."

The right-wing political commentator took to social media on May Day to celebrate the settlement.

Rocking a "blue lives matter" shirt, Lahren also recorded a video on Facebook

"It's been quite the battle and uneasy time," Lahren said. "But your support and encouragement means the absolutely world to me."

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"You really find out who your friends are when things get tough and you choose to stand your ground," she added. "Turns out, I have 4.3 million friends right here on this page. And I thank God for every single one of you, truly, even the haters. Because you make me stronger."

Lahren's departure from The Blaze comes as the major right-wing news network, Fox News, is undergoing radical changes. As rumors swirl about the fate of Sean Hannity, maybe Fox News can turn to the recently unemployed Tomi Lahren.


Taylor Link

Taylor Link is an assistant editor at Salon. You can find him on Twitter at @taylorlink_

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