It claimed that it never terminated Lahren, stating that the company "relied on the industry standard "pay of play" provision in her contract" which allowed the company to cease broadcasting Lahren's show while continuing to pay her.
Lahren is now suing her former boss and employer for wrongful termination. They say that Lahren has to comply with such restrictions as part of her employment agreement.
The 24-year-old known for her unpopular views when it comes to politics and social justice issues is now in limbo career-wise.
Lahren is seeking the right to discuss Beck's alleged misconduct, "which should be exposed for what it is", according to a court filing submitted Monday morning.
TheBlaze acknowledged that the pro-choice comments made on The View are a "drastic departure" from previous statements Lahren had made on the matter, but said issues with Lahren's behavior date back more than a year.
TheBlaze requested that the judge find the employment contract still in effect, that Lahren remains employed by TheBlaze and that TheBlaze is the lawful owner of the Facebook page.
Lahren's "word choices on air had to be addressed repeatedly for bordering on profane" and she was "inappropriate and unprofessional" to the television floor crew, the court documents claimed.
Similarly, The Blaze says that Lahren has not sought their permission for upcoming speaking engagements in which her participation has been announced, and that she is litigating through the press. She would be freed from the contract in six months regardless of the lawsuit's outcome, but if she went silent on Facebook for that time frame, she'd be irrelevant in the political commentary world, Lauten said.
"Lahren embarrassed the company and many of its staff and other personalities because her statements were uninformed and inconsistent", the lawsuit reads. Apparently, this is a flip-flop from her earlier pro-life pronouncements and which evidently led to her sidelining by the Beck channel, with pay. Lahren explained that regulating women's bodies was antithetical to her belief in small government, which enraged many conservatives who didn't appreciate being called hypocrites. "I can sit here and say that, as a Republican and 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".
In an interview with ABC News, Lahren said of the lawsuit, "This is not about politics".
"Lahren's breach of her obligations in the Employment Agreement has injured TheBlaze by negatively impacting its reputation and goodwill among its current and prospective viewers and readers", the paperwork says.
After the comment went viral, Lahren and Beck squared off on Twitter over her new, pro-choice stance.