B. Scott's original outfit (L), tone-downed outfit (R).

B. Scott’s original outfit (L), tone-downed outfit (R).

Two years ago, B. Scott launched a lawsuit against BET/Viacom after he was ousted from hosting the red carpet during the BET Awards. Scott claimed that she was discriminated against because she was wearing women’s clothes

After a lot of back and forth in the California legal system, a judge did rule that BET did nothing wrong. But Scott filed a motion for appeal. Yesterday, Scott posted on his website that the two parties have reached a settlement agreement.

“Anti-Slapp statutes should not be used as a shield against discriminatory actions in an employment setting. Resolving litigation is good for all parties,” B. Scott’s attorney, Waukeen McCoy, stated.

Scott posted the following statement:

Dear love muffins,

After two years of a lengthy legal battle with BET/Viacom, I can say that a settlement has been reached and ‘the matter is resolved’.

It’s never an easy decision to stand up for yourself and fight for your right to be who you are. It’s something that I believe in and it’s something that I’ll always continue to defend.

In recent months we’ve witnessed transgender individuals, gender non-conforming performers, and other allies in the fight for equality receive opportunities that may not have been extended to them a few years ago.

I’m proud to say I’m part of the change. I truly hope that by walking in my truth it encourages others to be who they are. Thank you to my attorney Waukeen McCoy, my family and friends, and of course my love muffins for all of your continued support.

I must say, through it all God is so good.

As always, double kisses xoxo!

Love,

B. Scott

P.S. I can’t wait to share with you the many exciting projects I have coming up this year!

 

Photo Credit: BET

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