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Actress found dead in her LA home

Whats really going on in LA this week. This is the second actor that has came up DEAD. Domonique Newburn, one of the main cast members of web series Hollywood Houseboys, was found murdered in her California apartment on Tuesday, NBC L.A.  reports.
Friends of 32-year-old transwoman told reporters for the news channel that they believe her death to be a hate crime.
Police arrived on the scene after being alerted to possible domestic violence at Domonique’s Fontana apartment, about 45 miles outside of Los Angeles. When they arrived, Domonique was found dead from “blunt trauma.” According to police, there were signs of a struggle both inside and outside of the dwelling.
Witnesses say they spotted a man in his late 20s or early 30s leaving Domonique’s home in her 2004 black Mercedes C240 following the dispute. The car was later found parked 13 miles away in San Bernadino’s Perris Hill Park.
Hollywood Houseboys creator Ryan Hope issued the following statement regarding Domonique’s death: “We are all deeply shocked and saddened by the tragic loss of our sister, Domonique Newburn. Domonique was an amazing person who’s spirit transcended gender.  When we set out to document or lives for reality-television, we never once wished to make headlines like this. Our thoughts, prayers, and condolences are with her family.”
RIP, Domonique. 

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B. Scott Files Multi-Million Dollar Gender Identity Discrimination Lawsuit against BET and Viacom

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Pictures from www.lovebscott.com

Well, Well BET has really put their foot in their mouth. When I was tuned into the BET AWARDS that night i noticed that B.Scott, The Media Maven had changed his clothes. I said to myself, self i wonder why B.Scott change his clothes. I just figured he just made a change because thats how Fab he is. But when I saw the subdue look that he came back with, I knew then something was wrong. The day after the BET Awards B.Scott wrote a open letter to BET. Read Below http://lovebscott.com/news/open-letter-what-really-happened-to-me-at-the-bet-awards/

This is what I pulled from B.Scott’s on Blog. 
“I’m sure by now you’re aware of an unfortunate incident that occurred while I was serving as Style Stage Correspondent for the 2013 BET Awards Pre-Show. After sharing my open letter with the world I’ve received tons of support from family, friends and love muffins for which I’m truly grateful.

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..
Over the years my love muffins and strangers alike have questioned me about my gender identity. What IS B. Scott? 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.
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.

Transgender is the state of one’s gender identity (self-identification as woman, man, neither or both) not matching one’s assigned sex (identification by others as male, female or intersex based on physical/genetic sex).

It is by that definition that I accept and welcome the ‘transgender’ label with open arms.
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.
Let’s be clear — I’m suing BET and Viacom for a true public apology and to be fairly remunerated for the time lost, humiliation and emotional distress this entire situation has put me through.”

These are the Court Documens that were filed! http://f.cl.ly/items/3w2C1s0v3K1Q0N1D2M1P/2013-8-7%20SCOTT%20-%20complaint%20%28endorsed%29.pdf

Now this is where it all gets interesting. Here is the official press release http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/release-by-law-offices-of-waukeen-mccoy-tv-and-internet-personality-b-scott-files-multi-million-dollar-lawsuit-against-bet-networks-and-viacom-for-gender-identity-discrimination-at-bet-awards-218758431.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

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