Wednesday, August 7, 2013

B.Scott to sue BET and Viacom

 
B. Scott opens a Lawsuit against BET almost 2 months after the incident. Scott has this to say,
 

"While I want nothing more than to put this incident behind me and move on with my life, I still wholeheartedly believe that I’m entitled to a true public apology. BET’s non-apology statement added more insult to injury. What happened to me was not a ‘miscommunication’ nor was it ‘unintentional’. It was wrong. I have been vehemently trying to come to a resolution with BET and Viacom behind the scenes. After a few weeks of back and forth dialogue with no foreseeable resolution, I have filed a lawsuit against BET and its parent company Viacom for discrimination on the basis of gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation," wrote B. Scott.
 
The popular androgynous blogger also cleared up confusion and rumors about his true gender identity, stating that he embraces the textbook definition of "transgender."

 "Over the years my love muffins and strangers alike have questioned me about my gender identity. What IS B. Scott?" he wrote. "As a society we’ve been conditioned to believe that a person has to be ‘exactly’ this or ‘exactly’ that. Biologically, I am male — as my sex was determined at birth by my reproductive organs.

He continued, "However, my spirit truly lies somewhere in between. It is that same spirit that has allowed me to become so comfortable in my skin, choose how I express myself, and contributes to how I live my day-to-day life."
 "It is also by that definition that BET and Viacom willingly and wrongfully discriminated against my gender identity during the 
2013 BET Awards Pre-Show," he adds

Here is where you can see the official court Document. Click Here

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