Dana Loesch, former editor at Breitbart.com and a prominent conservative radio host has sued her former employer over issues surrounding her departure.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch first reported on the lawsuit, which was filed in U.S. District Court Friday. Loesch seeks $75,000 in damages and a court order that her contract with Breitbart.com is legally terminated.
When she decided not to renew that contract in September, Loesch claims, the company refused to acknowledge her resignation and renewed the contract for another year without her consent.
"Since that time," the lawsuit alleges, "Defendant has made public remarks stating that Loesch is still a contributor with Breitbart.com ... [and] has made remarks to its affiliates and competitors that Loesch is still exclusively engaged with Defendant as an Internet editor."
Loesch's last online contribution to the Breitbart.com family of websites was on Sept. 13.
She also claims Breitbart.com "has otherwise precluded Loesch from seeking similar employment as an Internet editor or otherwise by threatening legal action against Loesch and against Defendant's competitors who would otherwise employ Loesch."
The result, Loesch's lawsuit alleges, was Breitbart "binding" her "to what amounts to an indentured servitude in limbo."
Loesch is also a political contributor to CNN. The network pulled her off the air for several weeks this year, reportedly as a response to an incendiary comment she made on her radio show.
I would wait to hear Breitbart's side of things before making a judgment. It doesn't make any sense for Breitbart to act in this manner and Loesch may be exaggerating or has misunderstood something.
The last thing we need now is this kind of red on red infighting.