×

Tomi Lahren Settles Legal Battle With The Blaze

Tomi Lahren, the conservative commentator who says she was fired for expressing her pro-choice views, has reached a settlement with Glenn Beck and The Blaze.

Lahren sued her former employer last month, alleging that her show was canceled and she was blocked from accessing her social media accounts after she voiced her pro-choice position on “The View.”

Beck and The Blaze filed a counterclaim, alleging that Lahren was suspended — though not fired — for a host of unprofessional behavior, including mistreating the crew and refusing to work with one of the company’s makeup artists. The claim also called Lahren, 24, “one of the most divisive people in media.” Lahren was overheard saying that she would sue The Blaze and that “she could own The Blaze when it is done,” the counterclaim alleges.

Lahren’s contract was set to expire in September, and management had decided not to renew it, according to the counterclaim. The counterclaim also denies that Lahren was blocked from accessing her social media accounts.

Under the settlement, first reported by the Dallas Morning News, Lahren will be freed from her contract and will have control over her Facebook page. She will also remove videos and other intellectual property that belongs to The Blaze, according to her attorney, Brian Lauten. The other terms of the agreement remained confidential.

“Ms. Lahren is relieved to have this litigation behind her and she looks forward to connecting with her audience and fan base on the pressing political issues facing our country in the days to come,” Lauten said in a statement. “Ms. Lahren will have no further comment at this time.”

The Blaze issued its own statement: “TheBlaze is pleased to announce that the relationship with Tomi Lahren has concluded. Ms. Lahren will continue to have access to her social media accounts, as has always been the case.”

More Biz

  • BMI Promotes David Levin to Senior

    BMI Promotes David Levin to Senior VP of Digital Licensing

    BMI today announced that David Levin has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Licensing, effective immediately. In his newly expanded role, Levin is responsible for all of BMI’s domestic licensing and revenue generation, encompassing radio, television, digital media, cable, satellite and general licensing.  Levin, who will oversee teams in New York and Nashville, reports [...]

  • Warner Music Group Logo

    Warner Music Acquires Musical Theater Indie First Night Records

    Warner Music Group has acquired First Night Record, an independent record label for West End and Broadway musical theatre cast recordings. The company will be overseen by WMG’s Arts Music Division, led by President Kevin Gore. First Night co-founder John Craig will join the Arts Music team under a multi-year consulting agreement to identify and record musical theatre productions in [...]

  • Woodstock 50 to Hold Open House

    Woodstock 50 to Hold Open House for Local Residents Before Permit Review Tuesday

    If nothing else, the producers of Woodstock 50 are persistent. After two permit applications to hold the troubled festival at the Vernon Downs racetrack in Upstate New York were rejected by the town of Vernon codes office, the producers and venue owner Jeffrey Gural today invited the local community “to embrace the Festival’s spirit of [...]

  • ILM Star Wars The Force Awakens

    ILM to Open Latest Effects Facility in Sydney, Australia

    Sydney, Australia, is to be home to Industrial Light & Magic’s fifth production hub. The Disney-owned special effects company currently has facilities in San Francisco, Vancouver, London and Singapore. The decision to open the Sydney outpost was announced Monday local time by executive creative director and head of ILM Rob Bredow, ILM executive Luke Hetherington, [...]

  • Jesters: The Game Changers

    Spackman Buys Korean Film Producer Simplex

    Spackman Entertainment is to buy Simplex Films, the Korean early-stage production company behind the upcoming period comedy movie “Jesters: The Game Changers.” Spackman, an investment group with a clutch of Korean film and production businesses, has agreed a $2.43 million (S$3.3 million) all-share purchase price for Simplex. It says the acquisition will expand its film [...]

  • Chloe Dan 20th Century Fox TV

    20th Century Fox TV Drama Head Chloe Dan to Step Down

    Chloe Dan, the senior vice president of drama development for 20th Century Fox Television, is leaving her position at the studio, Variety has confirmed. Dan assumed her current role with 20th TV in 2017 and first joined the studio in 2014. Among the shows she worked on during her time at the studio are “This Is [...]

  • inspire-kanica-suy

    Kanica Suy Joins Inspire Entertainment

    Kanica Suy has joined Inspire Entertainment as a talent manager. Suy joins the company with a select group of clients from her Cultivate Entertainment banner that includes Dayo Okeniyi, Bella Dayne, Claudia Doumit and Mika Abdalla. At Inspire Entertainment, Suy will work closely as a team member with managers Jason Spire, and Danny Mancini, on [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content