On Monday, a young conservative commentator's case against her former employer came to an end, as Tomi Lahren's lawsuit against The Blaze and Glenn Beck, the website's founder, was settled. Lahren had alleged she was fired over pro-choice comments she made during an interview on The View, though The Blaze denied that claim.
In a statement, Lahren's lawyer said, "I am pleased to report that the parties have amicably resolved their differences... 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."
The Blaze also issued a statement that read, "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."
Part of the lawsuit surrounded who had ownership over Lahren's Facebook page, which was created by The Blaze, and its 4.3 million followers, according to the Dallas Morning News. Lahren will retain ownership of the page and has been freed from the contract she had with The Blaze, allowing her to find work at other media outlets.
In March, Lahren appeared on an episode of The View, where she identified herself as a Republican and said, "I can say, you know what, I’m for limited government, so stay out of my guns, and you can stay out of my body as well." She refused to apologize for those statements, which angered many of her conservative followers, instead tweeting, "I have moderate, conservative, and libertarian views. I’m human. I will never apologize, to anyone, for being an independent thinker."
Soon after the settlement was announced, Lahren posted a video on her Facebook page thanking her fans, friends, family, and her lawyer for their continued support and encouragement, saying you "really find out who your friends are" in a situation like this. Wearing a "Blue Lives Matter" shirt — a phrase often used by conservatives that has been criticized by many as trying to take away from the point that black lives aren't protected the same way law enforcement officers' are — she ended the video by discussing a paramedic and police officer who were reportedly wounded in a shooting in Dallas. "I don't know what's next for me, but I promise you this: I will always be a voice for our law enforcement and our military. Always."