Can someone be punished for being who they are? If not, why was B. Scott deprived of hosting BET Awards? Even after changing to "viewer-friendly" attire and make-up, she didn't appear on live TV.
B. Scott is an openly transgender TV and radio presenter, who came into limelight after suing BET and it's parent company Viacom for discrimination based on gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation.
"Feminine" Look; Lawsuit Ends In Settlement
B. Scott was up and glaring to appear as the Style Stage Correspondent in June 2013 for the 2013 BET Awards: 106 & Park Pre-Show. But he was stripped off the role after his outfit was deemed too "womanly" by the BET executives.
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He claimed that the outfit was approved by the BET honchos, and he even agreed to change to the more masculine look, but he was never allowed to do so.
B. Scott changed his attire but was never put live in June 2013 (Photo: TMZ)
BET representatives claimed that he had garments and outfits, which weren't pre-approved. She subsequently sued BET, and its parent company Viacom for gender-based discrimination and demanded public apology along with $2.5 million in damage.
After the controversial events, TMZ revealed that BET executives had exchanged emails before the event and wanted B. Scott to look more manly. However, in 2014, the Los Angeles Superior Court ruled the judgment in favor of BET awards on the grounds of the first amendment right. The representative of B. Scott then showed his displeasure to the decision and opened that they will appeal the court's decision.
In February 2015, Scott and BET reached a settlement over the controversy, but the terms of the settlement never came out in public.
Has No Girlfriend; Relationship Suggestions
B. Scott came out as gay transgender when he attended the University of Carolina at Chapel Hill, the United States.
After coming out transgender, he has been a mainstay in the entertainment industry. But does he have a girlfriend? Well, he used to have a partner in the past. In an open letter to a fan, he claimed that healthy competition between the partner is good and uplifts the skills of both. He also added that there is a thin line between healthy competition and ego and when it goes across the line, it is better to let go.
He further explained that he had competition with his partner at flipping houses. Although he and his partner gained new skills, the competition hindered their relationship and performance.
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As of now, he and his partner have already split and since then B. Scott prefers to keep things under the wraps. After his stand on BET controversy, he has become a role model for gay and lesbians all around the world. But in spite of his fame, his relationship seems to take a back seat.
Know About B. Scott's Net Worth
Brandon Scott Sessoms, aka B. Scott, age 37, is an internet celebrity who accumulates his net worth from the professional career as a TV presenter and Reality Star. As per PayScale, the base salary of the TV presenter is $59,994 per year. Thus, as a TV celebrity, he has summoned huge fortunes.
Although the terms of his settlement with BET is yet to come out in public, he might have bagged big bucks to put aside the controversy.
Before he entered the career of TV and radio, he was a vlogger and owned the YouTube channel entitled, Lovebscott.com, which primarily focused on celebrity news, fashion, music, nightlife, and diverse entertainment, the five pillars of the pop culture. The channel has 99,274 subscribers till the date.
And after three years of his entrance to the YouTube field, he premiered The B. Scott Show and The Foxxhole on Jamie Foxx's channel and Sirius XM Satellite Radio respectively in 2010, but later he discontinued on the channel due to some personal reasons. On the same year, Scott appeared on the TV shows like The Tyra Banks Show and Hair Battle Spectacular.
Apart from his appearance on the TV shows, he served as a correspondent for Style Stage at 2013 BET Awards: 106 & Park Pre-Show in 2013.
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Born as Brandon Scott Sessoms in Franklin, Virginia, the United States, in 1981 B. Scott celebrates his birthday on 21 March. The birth sign of the 37 years old TV presenter and the reality star is Aries, and he stands the adorable height. He holds an American nationality and belongs to the mixed ethnicity with Afro-American, Irish, Jewish and Meherrin ancestry.
His family includes his parents who raised him in Hertford County, North Carolina and he attended North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (NCSSM) and graduated in 1999. Later he joined the University of Carolina at Chapel Hill.