Online conservative commentator for Glenn Beck's TheBlaze network, Tomi Lahren, found herself in the center of some heated controversy after appearing on ABC's long-running daytime talk show "The View" in March. During the appearance, she told the ladies that as a proponent of small government, she is against the government's interference in a person's right to choose. "Stay out of my guns, and you can stay out of my body, as well," she said about lawmakers at the time.

Lahren claims breach of contract, termination without cause and is seeking restraining order

According to Lahren, her employer at the time issued a public statement saying she would be suspended from the network while, behind the scenes, she was privately terminated with pay through to the end of her contract in September.

Her court filing goes on to allege that Lahren was informed by a Human Resources Officer for TheBlaze that she would "have no more shows" and that she was barred from making any statements on the social media accounts in her name, which are controlled by the network. About a week after her public suspension, The New York Post reported that Lahren had been "permanently banned" from TheBlaze.

Lahren and her legal team claim that Beck and others at TheBlaze TV "embarked on a public smear campaign" and her lawyer is hoping the Dallas County court will grant an injunction and temporary restraining that will allow her to respond to negative allegations via online and traditional media. An injunction could also allow Lahren to appear and give political commentary on networks that rival TheBlaze.

She would also be providing immediate access to her Facebook page, which currently has more than 4.2 million "likes."

Network responds to lawsuit, claims Lahren is still employed

Following reports of the lawsuit against Beck and his network, TheBlaze released a short statement regarding Lahren that did not mention her social media accounts or any possible "ban" from the network: "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."

The company spokesperson added that there would not be a separate statement released by Beck relating to allegations made in the lawsuit.

Beck has devoted long periods of airtime to bashing Lahren since her controversy began with the network, so many assume it will not take long before he again lets loose on the 24-year-old commentator, especially now that she is attempting to swing the power back to her own side.

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