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B. Scott declines settlement offer from BET

B. Scott

B. Scott may have lost his initial court battle with BET, but the war with the network is far from over. Reportedly, BET recently offered B. Scott a small settlement to squash the legal drama once and for all. However, B. Scott has turned them down and wants to continue the battle in court.

The drama all began last year when B. Scott, who identifies as transgender, filed a gender identity discrimination lawsuit against BET, claiming that they forced him to ditch his more feminine clothes and wear men’s clothes at last year’s BET Awards where he was an on-air correspondent.

B. Scott lost his case back in April and the responsibility of BET’s lawyer’s fees fell squarely on his shoulders. According to court documents, BET’s attorney’s fees totaled to $279,000 but the network offered to charge B. Scott only $15,000 if he would promise not to appeal the judge’s ruling.

B. Scott has reportedly declined the offer and filed an appeal, as he promised when he first lost the case. “No one will tell me who I should be, how I should present myself, or what I do with my life,” he told TMZ.

BET is now demanding that B. Scott pay at least $150,000 of their attorney’s fees.

We’re not sure how this battle will end, but considering that B. Scott already lost once, we’re not too confident that he’ll win the second time around. Regardless, we commend him for fighting against BET’s alleged gender discrimination against him. –nicholas robinson

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4 Comments

  1. Jane doe on June 18, 2014 at 10:46 am

    Ridiculous! If he wins no movie studio could tell actors what to wear. Companies can’t enforce dress codes and so forth – you applaud him for this? That makes this story more ridiculous!

    • CherriMattinsontyy on June 19, 2014 at 7:48 am

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  2. cupcake baby on June 18, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    he really made hisself look stupid , there was no damage done to his so called career either so why sue them , if macdonalds told their employees to dress like a clown they all would or quit and find another job company policy can not be disputed no one expects a man to dress like a lady , now if he walked into the interview with them dressed as a female and they hired him that way, full knowing he dresses this way , then yes that would be default and he should have gotten payed , but i got a feeling he walked in and was hired as a man and decide to dress tranny later . he aint as a lucky as that lavern thing ooooops i mean man ooooops i mean woman thing ? OH HELL WHAT THA HELL IS THIS WORLD COMING TO WHEN A MAN CAN FIGHT FOR HIS TRANNY RIGHTS ?

    • Likewaterforchoc on June 19, 2014 at 2:04 pm

      I agree. I actually think that this has raised his profile and will do wonders for his “career” due to the constant pandering to the gay agenda. He should quit while he is ahead and take advantage of this newfound notoriety.