Courts Still Focused On Janet’s Breast

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By: John Kennedy / February 23, 2010

More than six years later, Janet Jackson may still have to pay for her much-ballyhooed wardrobe malfunction at Super Bowl XXXVIII.

The AP reports that a federal appeals court will reexamine a fine previously tossed by the FCC that could set Janet back by $550,000.

The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia will determine today whether the fine, which was thrown out in 2008, is permissible. 

The 2004 Super Bowl incident—dubbed Nipplegate—occurred during a halftime performance starring Janet and Justin Timberlake, who inadvertently tore a removable portion of the singer’s outfit that covered her right breast.

The nationally broadcasted slipup aired on television for less than one second. —John Kennedy