CBS won't be fined $550,000 for Janet Jackson's 2004 wardrobe malfunction during the Super Bowl XXXVIII broadcast, an appeals court ruled.
According to The Wrap, Philadelphia's 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled the FCC wrongly fined Jackson and the network for the half-time show performance, which accidentally exposed the singer's breast. Her outfit was torn by Justin Timberlake in a moment seen by over 90 million television viewers.
The court said the FCC's decision was made "arbitrarily and capriciously." The government agency was reportedly disappointed by the ruling, while CBS spokeswoman Shannon Jacobs saw it as a chance for the FCC to "return to the policy of restrained indecency enforcement it followed for decades."