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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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61.

stevenc    

The gaystapo is at it again. If they support you sue em.

190 days ago
62.

Ray    

somebody got it right

190 days ago
63.

shanta588    

Ha ha bout time these courts stop giving gay people what they want just because they fear back lash.

190 days ago
64.

Rebecca    

I LOVE B. Scott, but case was ridiculous. If she didn't want to wear men's clothing why not just walk? She didn't have to agree to the change of clothing!

190 days ago
65.

Timmy Boy    

Hes a heshe

190 days ago
66.

August    

I think TRANNIES are extremely obsessed with the male penis, and once they get their surgeries they are sluts.

190 days ago
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pj    

Really, heffa go have a seat. Debra Lee ain't got time fo that.

190 days ago
68.

Ferndog68    

All this drama over bull s

190 days ago
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bkblueknight    

i cant wear whatever the hell i want to work either. you look like an entitled brat here. go away

190 days ago
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Sir Boo    

I'm embarrassed for him/her.

190 days ago
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kitnplayn    

I'm glad they threw out his case. He has some nerve clogging up a system that is intended to address real victims who suffer real abuses.

190 days ago
72.

Jess Kiddeng    

Man up Bitch

190 days ago
73.

Jess Kiddeng    

Man up Bitch

190 days ago
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Retail Queen    

To be honest I can't even see a big difference in the two outfits. If your EMPLOYER has a dress code, you must abide by it. You want to be a woman, do it on your free time. They were paying you and you have burned that bridge now honey.

190 days ago
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Machelle    

She/He/It was an employee bound by the policies of his/her/its employer. Let it go and move on.

190 days ago
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