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Hasson’s report is based on “several sources with direct knowledge of the situation,” who spoke on condition of anonymity about Lahren’s fall from grace with the Glenn Beck-founded company that put her on the map. The very public breakup has resulted in Lahren suing The Blaze and The Blaze suing her right back. Currently, the two parties have agreed not to publicly criticize each other, thus none of the personalities cited in Hasson’s report would offer public comment. In fact, the company felt compelled Tuesday night to remind everyone to watch their tongues about the Lahren breakup.
According to TheDC‘s sources, Lahren’s declaration that it was hypocritical to be both a constitutional conservative and pro-life was “the final straw” in a long list of off camera issues with the “diva” commentator, who “treated staffers and floor workers with contempt and disdain, seemed to enjoy provoking her colleagues and ultimately appeared to care more about causing controversy — whether good or bad — than she cared about being honest,” writes Hasson.
Lahren seemed to get “a high off of creating a hostile work environment,” said the sources, and “go out of her way” to anger her fellow employees. She seemed to have a particularly strong dislike for popular BlazeTV host Dana Loesch, Lahren attempting to “avoid her at all costs — even refusing to enter the makeup room if Loesch was present.”
She also allegedly got under the skin of host Lawrence Jones over her handling of racial issues, which sources say he found distasteful. In their countersuit, The Blaze claims that advertisers likewise found her difficult to work with.
But a few details about her “diva” behavior were rather hilarious, including claims that she was very particular about her “butt warming pad”:
Lahren demanded staffers heat up her “butt warming pad” in the microwave before every show, those sources said. “She expected to be treated like a queen,” one source said, referring to Lahren’s butt pad demands as “dehumanizing” to her staff, adding: “To demand they warm your butt pad is absurd.”
Then there was the issue of her wardrobe budget, which a few fellow employees found utterly galling:
Lahren’s decision to share her wardrobe budget — $40,000 — in an interview with The Ringer alienated many of her staff, sources said, in part because she was contractually forbidden from disclosing that information, and in part because some of her crew made less than Lahren’s entire clothing budget.
Another sticking point was makeup and the poor artists who allegedly had to suffer through applying it:
Lahren was known for yelling and cursing at staff and makeup artists. She often singled out one of the two makeup artists working for The Blaze, yelling at and embarrassing her, even in front of guests. It got to the point where Lahren refused to work with that makeup artist.
After Lahren filed a lawsuit against The Blaze and Beck for “wrongful termination,” the company and Beck filed a counter lawsuit alleging she “was divisive and created conflicts with other media personalities.” The company slammed her initial lawsuit as “puzzling,” noting that she had not actually been fired; she was still under contract and receiving a paycheck, despite being “banned permanently.”
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