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Transgender B.Scott

Sues BET For Forcing Him Into Men's Clothes

8/7/2013 12:53 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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B. Scott -- an openly gay transgender person -- is suing BET, claiming the network humiliated him during the recent BET Awards by yanking him off the show because he was wearing women's clothes.

Scott claims in his lawsuit -- obtained by TMZ -- he was hired to be the Style Stage Correspondent for the pre-show in June.  At the beginning of the show, Scott claims he was wearing a flowing black tunic and black pants ... which he says were approved by BET honchos.

Scott claims after the first segment of the pre-show, he was pulled backstage and told his garb wasn't acceptable.  Scott says he was ordered to "mute the makeup, pull back his hair" and remove the women's wear ... which included heels.

Scott says they forced him to change into men's clothing [see below].  Nonetheless ... Scott says he was still 86'd from the show and replaced by Adrienne Bailon.

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Scott says he was humiliated and suffered damage to his reputation, claiming BET is guilty of discrimination based on gender identity as well as sexual orientation.

He wants $2.5 million minimum from BET.

Calls to BET were not returned.

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Lisa    

So, they ASKED him to change. Unless they held a gun to his head, I don't think they FORCED him to do anything.

252 days ago
2.

Ozzie X    

eep! Chick bones and yaw lines just sayin.

252 days ago
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lanie    

Awwww so her dignity can be bought for $2.5 million? BET was clearly wrong, but suing them for $2.5 million is insane.. She could have refused the gig if she was offended..?

252 days ago
4.

OG    

Make up your mind. You're a dude or a chick, you can't be both!

252 days ago
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shad32    

ha!

252 days ago
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IN MY OPINION    

Child, PLEASE!
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Men clothes??? Since when are pants and a blazer consider men clothing. Women wear them too; it's not BET's fault you didn't know how to rock it.

252 days ago
7.

Mr Wood    

DUDE...GROW A PAIR!!!!!

252 days ago
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IN MY OPINION    

WHY is this Breaking NEWS?

252 days ago
9.

Jay    

Harvey is the only one who cares about this story.

252 days ago
10.

whocares    

HE WAS CLEARLY DISCRIMINATED. I hope he gets EVERY PENNY!!

252 days ago
11.

Ryuga the Dragon Emperor    

This is another reason why I do not like gay people.

252 days ago
12.

JesusSaves    

Good!!! I hope they are forced to pay that and much more!!! They had no right to treat this transgender human being like a piece of trash!!!

252 days ago
13.

DudeLebowski    

Damage to his reputation? He's a mentally ill perverted effeminate queer who doesn't know what sex he is. What kind of a reputation is that? This clown needs professional help....

252 days ago
14.

Kat    

UM you seriously need to edit this article. B. Scott is a transWOMAN and you need to amend your article to reflect her preferred pronouns. Referring to her as a man is just as discriminatory as the actions you posted about. EDUCATE YOURSELVES.

252 days ago
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Nvts    

HELL AWAITS...FREAK!!!!!

252 days ago
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