Janet Jackson's Breast to Cost Viacom $550,000
The FCC has bitten the nipple off Viacom fining it $555,000 for what the agency deemed a willful broadcast of indecent material. We are, of course, talking about Janet Jackson's "wardrobe malfunction" aided by Justin Timberlake during the February 1, 2004 broad cast of the Super Bowl on CBS.
The fine will be split among the 20 Viacom/CBS television stations that broadcast the event because of their apparent involvement in the planning of the half time show. Other non-Viacom CBS outlets will not be fined.