Conservative talk radio host and commentator Dana Loesch sued the owner of the conservative website Breitbart.com Friday, claiming that although her relationship with the news and opinion aggregating website had gone “tragically awry,” Breibart.cοm LLC refused to let her work for the company or anyone else, forcing her into “indentured servitude in limbo.”
The suit, filed in U.S. District Court here, seeks at least $75,000 in damages, as well as a judge's declaration that her contract had expired.
The suit says that difficulties managing the Breitbart “media 'empire'” or ideological conflicts or both had spiked the working relationship, creating a “increasingly hostile” work environment. When Loesch tried to terminate her work agreement in September, Breitbart refused and extended the agreement by a year, the suit says.
There were inklings of discord in happy lalaBreitbartland earlier this year when Buzzfeed reported that Loesch was "drifting away."
According to Loesch's radio website, Breitbart was never anything she did:
Dana has appeared on Fox News, CBS, regularly on ABC, and is a frequent guest on HBO’s “Real Time” with Bill Maher. She is a regular guest host for Glenn Beck’s radio and television programs and has also filled in for Michael Savage. She was added to Talkers Magazine‘s top 100 “heavy hitters” in 2012.
I have to say, the extension of her agreement for an additional year is sort of ironic. On the one hand, she gets paid to do nothing and on the other, she can't get paid more for doing what amounts to nothing when she does write.
CPAC ought to be fun to watch this year, don't you think?
Update: Buzzfeed has the lawsuit posted on their site. After reading it, I can't help wondering if she got a taste of the man-boot after Breitbart wasn't around to backstop her anymore. I've noticed that women writers don't seem to last over there. That's what happens when you hang out with a group of people that has no respect for women. They treat you disrespectfully.