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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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16.

Miara    

He/She is more gorgeous than a lot of women!

349 days ago
17.

Woot    

People, GET OVER IT. Not affecting you. Get over it.

349 days ago
18.

Cherie    

Everybody is SUE HAPPY these days!!!!!!

349 days ago
19.

CoconutScrimp    

How about just saying to accept you as you are or you're going to leave. Why change clothes and then sue?

349 days ago
20.

Cam    

This is not worth 2.5 million. Are you kidding me? Give him $1,000 and send him on his way.

349 days ago
21.

HLyWDgreg    

I'M A HETEROSEXUAL! I'M A HETEROSEXUAL! You don't mind if I shove that in your face do you?

349 days ago
22.

hmpf    

someone needs to alert B.Scott's legal eagle that women are allowed to wear pants in this day and age. Looks like a biz suit to me...

349 days ago
23.

bored    

2.5 is a lot... I don't think she will have a chance since she did change clothes

349 days ago
24.

Hanapana    

I understand she may have been discriminated against but 2.5M? Bitch please. Did it ruin your life? Did you lose a limb? Are you unable to work going forward? SMDH...

349 days ago
25.

Mars414    

Is B. Scott gay or transgender? There's a difference, TMZ...

349 days ago
26.

Donka Do Ball    

You must be sure that the girl is pure
for the Funky Cold Medina. - Tone LOC

349 days ago
27.

Brenda     

Don't know about him trying to get 2.5 million for simply getting his feelings hurt. People shouldn't tell a person how to dress but he should have had it put in his contract if he wanted to wear his drag gear. As a matter of fact I don't think BET is worth 2.5 million. Hey might be better off just suing to get his hair did' he'll have a better chance of winning!!! Lol!!!

349 days ago
28.

Ayesha    

BET is watched by millions of people, including kids. Why would he want to go on there confusing people like that? That is so horrible to want fame so much that you are willing to confuse the most vulnerable of our society.

349 days ago
29.

Jack Asserson    

Guess that someone should have warned BET to NEVER trust a guy wearing a tunic.

(Land of the Lost Reference)

349 days ago
30.

Leopold butters Stotch     

Dude, you're a dude- BET

349 days ago
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