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.

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide—from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Andy Staples, Grant Wahl, and more—delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.