Two years ago, transgender internet sensation B. Scott was at the center of a high-profile legal controversy after the star sued BET for gender discrimination over B. Scott‘s “feminine” look at the 2013 BET Awards. Although it seemed B. Scott’s relationship with the network had forever been tarnished, the personality showed up to this year’s ceremony alongside fellow transgender star Laverne Cox and even sat front row. Now, B. Scott is opening up about the return to the BET Awards and why the moment was pivotal.
For those that don’t remember, in the lawsuit against BET, B. Scott accused the network of gender discrimination, alleging that BET thought B. Scott‘s look as a correspondent at the BET Awards was “too feminine” and that they forced the star to wear men’s clothes instead.
The case nearly came to an end last summer when a judge ruled in favor of BET, who then offered B. Scott a small settlement as long as Scott ceased all legal action against the network.
However, Scott refused and decided to appeal the initial ruling. Back in February, BET and B. Scott finally settled the lawsuit for an undisclosed amount, finally bringing an end to the long fought legal battle.
In a new personal statement on B. Scott‘s popular website, the star opened up about the return at this year’s BET Awards and explained how the lawsuit brought about change at BET.
Read the statement after the cut.