First Glenn Beck fired Tomi Lahren for making pro-choice comments on national television. Then he devoted several minutes of airtime to bashing Lahren on his radio show. Next, he held Lahren's Facebook page and its 4.2 million followers for ransom. And now Glenn Beck is upping the ante again, by filing a countersuit that seeks to prevent Lahren from making public appearances.

The Daily Caller reports that the countersuit was filed by Glenn Beck in a Dallas court on Monday morning, in the wake of a wrongful termination lawsuit filed by Tomi Lahren, who was a popular host on Beck's conservative network, The Blaze.

Beck says Lahren was an embarrassment to The Blaze

Beck's countersuit claims that Lahren -- whose contract doesn't expire until fall -- is still being paid by The Blaze and asks that the court prohibits Lahren from "making any public appearances" without Beck's approval. The countersuit also seeks to prevent Lahren from making any public comments about Glenn Beck, The Blaze or any of its employees. According to Beck's 35-page countersuit, Lahren's behavior "embarrassed" the conservative network and she was a distraction around the office, "constantly complaining" about everything from the room temperature to the lighting.

Lahren fired for being pro-choice

Lahren was suspended and subsequently banned by The Blaze after appearing as a guest on "The View" and revealing that she is pro-choice.

The Monday following Lahren's appearance on "The View," Beck devoted several minutes of his radio show to bashing Lahren as a "hypocrite" by playing old audio clips in which she professes to be against abortion, while posting a series of tweets taking jabs at his conservative media network's biggest star.

In March, Glenn Beck cut off Lahren's access to her Facebook page -- which is owned by The Blaze -- thereby preventing Lahren from engaging with her 4.2 million followers.

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Lahren responded by filing a wrongful termination lawsuit against Beck and The Blaze, claiming that Beck "embarked on a public smear campaign" by attacking her on the air. Lahren is also suing for control of her Facebook account. With Beck's radio show ratings in a steady state of decline, it appears that the court of public opinion has already sided with Tomi Lahren.

Page Six reported recently that traffic to The Blaze website has petered out as well:

"TheBlaze.com attracted 29 million unique visitors per month in 2014, and only 8.8 million uniques in February 2017, for a loss of more than two-thirds of its traffic," stated Page Six on March 26.

While a Dallas judge will have the final word when it comes to employment law, Glenn Beck -- having already lost more than two-thirds of his audience since the election of Donald Trump -- would be well advised to familiarize himself with the "first law of holes" made popular by Will Rogers: "If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging."