Transgender TV personality B. Scott sues BET network for $2.5m claiming gender identity discrimination
PUBLISHED: 20:16 GMT, 7 August 2013 | UPDATED: 21:17 GMT, 7 August 2013
Transgender television personality B. Scott has sued the BET network for $2.5million claiming discrimination based on gender identity.
The 32-year-old Scott, who was born as Brandon Scott Sessoms, alleged in a lawsuit filed Monday that he was removed from style correspondent duties at the recent BET Awards because he was wearing women’s clothes.
Scott claimed in his lawsuit that also named BET parent company Viacom as a defendant that he was hired as a style stage correspondent for the June 30 awards show.
After and before: Scott started out conducing interviews wearing a flowing tunic and high heels, right, and claimed he was forced to change into men’s clothes, left
BET producers pre-approved his outfit of a flowing black tunic and black pants, Scott alleged.
After his first segment, Scott claimed that he was ‘literally yanked backstage’ and told that he was unacceptable, according to court documents.
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