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Transgender B. Scott

Loses Discrimination Battle with BET

4/17/2014 12:02 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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BET can dress its hosts however the hell it wants -- even if that means forcing a transgender person to dress like a man -- and that's why the judge threw out B. Scott's discrimination lawsuit.

TMZ broke the story, Scott sued the network, claiming it humiliated him during the BET Awards last year by forcing him to change from women's clothes into men's clothes ... and then yanking him off the show entirely.

But the judge in the case just ruled in the network's favor, dismissing the lawsuit.

The judge ruled BET has the 1st Amendment right to run its shows the way it wants ... and that includes ordering Scott to change from women's to men's clothes ... and that's that.

Scott tells TMZ, "It disheartens me that the message sent today wasn't a message of acceptance, but rather it's acceptable to discriminate against transgender individuals on the basis of their gender identity and expression."

Scott's attorney has said he plans to appeal the decision. 

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Christina G.    

Seems like sexual discrimination to me. They wouldn't get away with forcing a bio woman to wear men's clothing.

When did TMZ turn into a black site? Blacks comprise 13% of the American population but account for at least 80% of the posts here. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

154 days ago
17.

firebaby    

it's only because this guy is trans; if a girl was hosting in a bikini and BET told her to put on a suit, there'd be no complaints, right?
i agree it has nothing to do with trans....

154 days ago
18.

Tammy LM    

God am I the only one to call BS on this so-called lawsuit??? There was no case here to begin with. Women wear pant-suits all the time. It wasn't even "men's clothing" he was told to change into. He looked just as much "female" in that second suit than the damn dress. He's playing victim and looking for a payday. He's just looking to cash out on BET and it didn't work. He's discusting to even use "discrimination" (who REAL people suffer from every day legitamately) just to try and hit the legal lotto. He's a pig and he should be fired. I hope his appeals break his piggy bank also.

154 days ago
19.

Plastic_Police    

OH STFU ya whiner. If I showed up at my job in a bikini or something else inappropriate I'd get **** too. It's not discrimination - it's called company policy . If you can't follow the rules that's your problem - and just because you like to wear women's clothes doesn't mean it's acceptable in the work place. Grow up and stop your ****ing whining.

154 days ago
20.

speekintruth    

I am so sick of this push for us to accept this nonsense.

First we were pushed and shammed into accepting gays. Now transgenders.

So, anybody wanna guess what's next?!

154 days ago
21.

Rigby    

Hahahahaha!

154 days ago
22.

Lee    

If your employer requires you to put on clothes of a specific color or design, such as suit and tie, or wear closed toe shoes, then you do it.

154 days ago
23.

Constance    

That's life... Get over it!

154 days ago
24.

lili    

Shoot what he was wearing before was ugly, he should be glad they put him in something nice looking

154 days ago
25.

nana    

Shes FIERCE! Be yourself people, remember that

154 days ago
26.

grumpiestoldman    

Dude should shave before he goes out.

154 days ago
27.

MikeyMike    

Happy for BET!

154 days ago
28.

TD_D    

So if you didn't want to dress like a man, then why did you? Why not just walk? Because they were giving you a paycheck! You take the paycheck and then complain later! Give me a break. No one takes you seriously

154 days ago
29.

FuckYouTMZFreedomofSpeechmyAss    

Hahah tranny you will never EVER be a woman!! When will they learn?

154 days ago
30.

GetOverYourself    

Score one for God Fearing normal folks. Take note perverted freaks!

154 days ago
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