Report: Ruling Against CBS For Janet Jackson’s Super Bowl Halftime Show “Wardrobe Malfunction” Thrown Out

Wednesday November 2nd, 2011

The U.S. court of appeals has thrown out a federal agency’s decision to fine CBS Corp. $550,000 for airing Janet Jackson’s notorious “wardrobe malfunction” during the 2004 Super Bowl halftime show, the Edmonton Journal reports.

The halftime show featuring many performers, including Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson, shocked its over 90 million estimated viewers when Janet Jackson’s breast was briefly exposed when Timberlake unintentionally ripped off part of her costume.

The decision of the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia claims the Federal Communications Commission levied fines were arbitrary and capricious. This new ruling comes after the 3rd Circuit ruled in favor of CBS in 2008, only to have the U.S. Supreme Court vacate the ruling for reconsideration.

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