Tomi Lahren has spoken out about the lawsuit against her employer for the first time in an emotional interview.
The 24-year-old political pundit said she's "deeply hurt" by the backlash she's received about her pro-choice abortion rights comments.
Speaking about her relationship with "TheBlaze" — the network founded by Glenn Beck that ultimately suspended her — Lahren told ABC,
To my former employer, I would just say: Let me go. Let me move on. I'm deeply hurt by what has happened. I'm disappointed in what has happened. But if this is the way that it is, let's just part ways — cleanly. I just want work and have the freedom to put my voice out there. And I want to interact with my fans and my followers — that's all I want out of this.
When asked why she always gets emotional over the topic, she replied,
It's my job. This is my life. Without that, I feel lost. When your outlet is taken away from you, when your catharsis is stripped from you, and you don't understand why, and you're so disappointed, and you're so blindsided by it, it hurts.
For the record, Lahren's stance is anti-abortion and pro-choice.
She explains by saying she would never have an abortion and has actually counseled friends against it, however, "as someone who views limited government, I do believe that during the first trimester, the option should be there for women."
Lahren was originally suspended from "TheBlaze" for her pro-choice comments.
She filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against the firm after she was dragged through social media.
It's a tad confusing, because she technically still works for "TheBlaze" — that's why a spokesperson for the company said,
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.