The FCC will now have to return $550K CBS payed them over the 2004 incident.
It’s been more than eight years since Janet Jackson’s famous nip-slip at the hands of Justin Timberlake at the 2004 Super Bowl Half Time Show and the United States Supreme Court has decided it will not hear the case.
For years, there was a legal battle between CBS and the Federal Communication Commission (FCC), according to E! News. The Supreme Court will not review a lower court’s decision that dismissed the FCC’s $550,000 fine against the television network.
In the time elapsed since the incident, CBS paid the hefty fine. The FCC will now have to return the money – case closed.
CBS responded to the news with a statement reading, “We are gratified to finally put this episode behind us…. As observers of this issue are aware, at that time we took immediate steps to implement delays on all live entertainment programs so that we could safeguard against similar incidents of unintended and spontaneous snippets of live broadcasts.”
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