Court battles were launched over the Timberlake-Jackson incident, also dubbed “Nipplegate.” In 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled to throw out a federal agency’s $550,000 indecency fine against CBS for airing the “wardrobe malfunction” during the 2004 Super Bowl.
CBS had forced Jackson to release a video apology over “Nipplegate.”
My decision to change the Super Bowl performance was made after the final rehearsal,” she said. “MTV, CBS [and] the NFL had no knowledge of this whatsoever and unfortunately, the whole thing went wrong in the end. I am really sorry if I offended anyone. That was truly not my intention.”
“Justin was supposed to pull away the rubber bustier to reveal a red lace bra,” her rep said at the time. “The garment collapsed and her breast was accidentally revealed.”