Again, a court has ruled that a television program has First Amendment protection to configure its content as it sees fit. Therefore, Viacom, as parent of Black Entertainment Television (BET), is off the hook for mandating that one of its employees dress a certain way on air. That employee B. Scott, a transgender, interpreted that as bias and sued.
Last Wednesday, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge, reports CNN MONEY, "found that BET's decision as to how Scott would appear on camera was part of the network's creative process of developing and broadcasting the show, which is protected by the First Amendment." Here is that coverage.
In the court's ruling it cites several other cases in which the entertainment industry won similar lawsuits because of its First Amendment protection.