I admired Andrew Breitbart, and the new media empire he built before his untimely passing. I am also a big fan of Dana Loesch, who works for Breitbart. Now, The Other McCain reports that Loesch is suing Breitbart.com
Rumbles of discontent at Breitbart.com, which I’d been hearing from various sources since spring, have finally erupted into actual news, as Dana Loesch has filed a federal lawsuit seeking (a) $75,000 and (b) to be released from her contractual obligations:
St. Louis talk radio host Dana Loesch, also a frequent guest on CNN, alleges in the suit filed in federal district court in St. Louis that the site is refusing to publish her work while “sabotag[ing] her attempts to labor in a similar fashion elsewhere through public misstatements and private threats to sue those who would otherwise employ Loesch.” . . .
Breitbart.com is “binding Loesch to what amounts to an indentured servitude in limbo,” she charges in the suit, which was first reported by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
More at the BuzzFeed. It’s unfortunate that matters came to such a pass, and I don’t want to get into the blame game in a situation where I don’t know both sides of the story.
I would not take sides here, as I do not know both sides, but I will say I tend to be a person that says if your employee wants to leave, let them go. Stacy McCain has read the lawsuit and gets this from it
OK, now having skimmed over the lawsuit, the claim is that in October 2011, Breitbart.com failed to exercises its option to renew Dana’s contract for another year, so that her employment thereafter was on a month-to-month basis. In September of this year — perhaps having been offered better terms by another site — Dana gave a month’s notice of her intent to leave Breitbart.com, at which point management claimed that she was still contractually bound to the company, and threatened legal action against any company that hired Dana.
Four word come to minds: Cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs.
As I said, I can not understand why, if these allegations are true, Breitbart would go this route.