Updated at 5:30 p.m. April 13, 2017
Tomi Lahren, the 24-year-old conservative and Facebook star who worked in San Diego for a year, isn’t getting much love after suing Glenn Beck, her employer, for wrongful termination.
Neither is she getting sympathy after complaining on ABC News’ “Nightline.”
“When your outlet is taken away from you and you don’t understand why and you’re so disappointed and you’re so blindsided, it hurts,” she said.
Her online show, “Tomi,” was ended, she says, after she publicly announced being in favor of abortion rights.
The Blaze — Beck’s multiplatform media outlet — told ABC: “It is puzzling that an employee who remains under contract (and is still being paid) has sued us for being fired, especially when we continue to comply fully with the terms of our agreement with her.”
On March 17, Lahren appeared on ABC’s “The View,” and said: “I’m pro-choice, and here’s why: I can’t sit here and be a hypocrite and say I’m for limited government but I think that 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.”
She also tells ABC: “I’m not the kind of girl that sits in the corner and cries about things. And that’s another message I really want to get across. I don’t consider myself a feminist, but boy I will not lay down and play dead ever.”
Robert Herring, CEO of OAN parent Herring Networks, said Lahren being pro-choice was not a good reason to pull her off the air.
“Tomi is a very strong minded young lady and that is one of her biggest assets, but that also upsets a lot of people.” Herring told Times of San Diego on Thursday.
“We let our talk show host say whatever they feel as long as it is not something that will get me in legal trouble. We don’t let our anchors express any opinion.”
Would Herring — who originally hired her out of school in Las Vegas — like to have Lahren back on OAN?
He says he reached out to her long ago, but can’t do anything because she has a contract till September.
Why did Lahren leave OAN?
“We didn’t have a contract,” said her former boss, “and she was appearing on Fox and other shows, and I didn’t think that was right. I gave her a choice and she left.”
Reactions to the current dispute:
— The Root (@TheRoot) April 13, 2017
Tomi Lahren getting her show canceled is a true blessing ????
— Omar Abdul (@omar_abdul327) April 13, 2017
Who booked Tomi Lahren to cry on Dateline about a deleted Facebook page? I don’t ever want to hear her call anyone a snowflake EVER again
— JaVonni Brustow ???? (@VonniMediaMogul) April 13, 2017
I was willing to defend Tomi Lahren’s abortion comments, but I’m not defending her feminist hysteria over losing her job. Move on.
— Leah the Boss (@LeahRBoss) April 8, 2017
The Blaze will lose the Tomi Lahren lawsuit. I read her legal docs and contract. Total joke. Beck has lost his mind.
— Mike Cernovich ???????? (@Cernovich) April 8, 2017
The conservatives don’t want Tomi Lahren. The liberals don’t want Tomi Lahren. Literally no one wants Tomi Lahren.
— RJ (@Josi_Wade) April 8, 2017
Conservative media: The Blaze bans @TomiLahren for having an opinion; while Fox clings to Bill O’Reilly who faces multiple harassment claims
— Emily Peck (@EmilyRPeck) April 13, 2017
@thehill Let’s all in unison react to this story in the same way Tomi Lahren would have: “Oh boo hoo. Get over it snowflake and get a job.”
— PeanutButter&Jelly (@TaniaBaller) April 7, 2017
Hey remember when Tomi Lahren criticized Kaepernicks free speech?
Irony is a bitch ain’t it Tomi.
— Vinay A. Ramesh (@vinaytion) April 7, 2017
At the end of the day, yes the world is on fire and we all hate each other, but look at it this way: Tomi Lahren is jobless.
— Gullible Skeptic (@RubinOfAkkad) April 7, 2017
— PissedOffPeasant (@mikepfingston2) April 8, 2017