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Posted: 9/22/2004 12:55:41 PM EDT
From the Beeb:

$550,000 fine for Janet exposure

Jackson was exposed during a routine with Justin Timberlake

Federal regulators in the US have fined the CBS TV network a record $550,000 (£306,814) for pop star Janet Jackson's "wardrobe malfunction" in February.

The singer exposed her right breast during a dance routine with Justin Timberlake at this year's Super Bowl.

Now the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) has fined 20 CBS-owned TV stations the maximum penalty for indecency - $27,500 (£15,340) - each.

The fine is the largest ever levied against a US television broadcaster.

However, the agency's five commissioners decided not to fine CBS's affiliate stations - more than 200 in all - which also aired the show.

The breast-baring incident generated a record number of complaints - more than 500,000 - and CBS was quick to apologise.

Timberlake blamed the exposure on a "wardrobe malfunction", while Jackson said it had been an accident.

In March she told chat show host David Letterman a second piece of material had been in place to conceal her breast when Timberlake ripped off her bustier.

So, by my accounting, that's $50,000 for showing one boob, and $500,000 for not showing the other one! Somebody owes me JJ's other boob!
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Link Posted: 9/22/2004 12:58:33 PM EDT
Dupe! Dope! Dang!
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