Janet Jackson's notorious breast flash at the Super Bowl is set to cost US television broadcaster CBS a massive £310,000 fine. The sexy singer caused a public outcry in February when she had part of her outfit ripped-off by Justin Timberlake during their half-time performance at the sports extravaganza. Viewers were left stunned when the 37-year-old's naked breast was exposed, displaying an elaborate body piercing. CBS tried to excuse the incident as a "wardrobe malfunction", but the network was accused of indecency by the Federal Communications Commission. The Commission is now set to vote unanimously for the fine to be imposed on the network for violating US broadcasting decency standards. If the fine is approved, it will be the largest ever levied against a US television broadcaster. However, CBS are insisting they should not be punished for the sexy stunt. A spokesman said: "While we regret the incident occurred, and have apologised, we continue to believe that nothing in the Super Bowl broadcast violated indecency laws."

The total fine represents around £15,500 for each of the 20 CBS-owned TV stations which showed the incident during and after the event.

The final decision is expected to be released later this week and will be accompanied by statements from the commissioners giving reasons for their decision.


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