BET Sued By Transgender Personality Over Men's Clothing

Law360, New York (August 8, 2013, 2:37 PM EDT) -- BET Networks and its parent, Viacom Inc., were hit with a $2.5 million suit Wednesday in California court by a transgender TV personality who claims BET discriminated against him by forcing him to wear men’s clothes and then removing him from his correspondent position.

Brandon Sessoms, known as B. Scott, alleges that BET hired him to be a style correspondent for the 2013 BET Awards pre-show with full knowledge of his gender identity and style of dress. The network, which had pre-approved his outfit, required him...
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