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B. Scott Responds to BET Emails Exposing Premeditated Discrimination and Cover-up

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The leaked email exchange between BET/Viacom personnel is both shocking, and hurtful. While I’m disheartened by the blatant and intentional attempt to stifle my gender identity/expression way before the day of the event, I’m also thankful that the truth is starting to surface.

This email exchange not only corroborates everything I said to be true, but it shows that BET/Viacom tried to cover-up and spin that truth with lies.

The BET Awards 106th and Park Pre-Show was recorded in front of a live audience, media personnel, etc. — many of whom can attest to my prompt arrival and utmost professionalism.

It’s a shame that a company such as BET/Viacom would rather focus energy towards slandering my reputation in an attempt to further humiliate me instead of learning from their mistakes. The time & energy spent creating a ‘spin’ could have more effectively been used to help create a more welcoming environment for LGBTQ employees.

Click Here to Read the Internal BET Emails via the Huffington Post

Read: Open Letter – What Really Happened to Me at the 2013 BET Awards
Read: B. Scott Files Multi-Million Gender Identity & Discrimination Lawsuit Against BET and Viacom (Court Documents + Personal Statement)
Read: A Conversation with B. Scott on the Power of Defining Yourself
Read: Breaking Binaries with B. Scott
Watch: B. Scott on MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts Discussing Gender Identity & Discrimination Lawsuit


  1. I’ve followed this story since it broke this summer and viewing this new email traffic between BET execs has been saddening and upsetting. B, continue to be your inspiring self!! I think many of us have learned from this situation and one thing I’ve learned is that BET is not supportive of the LGBTQ community!

  2. Taneesha Culture Clash Thomas

    Good! the truth always comes to light

  3. 'Fugahlee Jenkins'

    That moment you realize…you got them by the BALLS! :D I hate that this happened to you. The fact that they set this all up is heartbreaking. If they didn’t approve or whatever they should have just let you be. It reminds me of two-faced people in school growing up. They are all in your face if they need something from you but once they have what they need and have essentially used you- all of a sudden there is a problem with your look/identity/lifestyle. Seriously Viacom?!

  4. I’m aspiring to be like you in my future. Keep going.

  5. Garrett Michael Vann

    BET always sucked anyway, good riddense to bad rubbish!

  6. What bothers me the most is we see another example of a high profile executive who is in charge of a media company that just doesn’t get it and is in a place to do a lot of harm. As a black man he is part of a group that has been stereotyped based on their looks (color) and how does he ‘honor’ the men and woman who fought for acceptance not on looks but humanity? He does the EXACT same thing that was done to countless other minorities, he judges a person on their looks. I truly hope he never says anything about racism or bigotry until he takes a good hard look at himself and realizes how similar he is to those he calls racist and bigots. Black people and all minorities are in a very powerful position simply because they know, or should know, what NOT to do to other people. That is power.

  7. Pul-leeeze!! Much of BET’s staff is gay so this is simply a ploy to get money and recognition.

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