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Old 02-06-2004, 05:21 PM   #1
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Even conservatives file frivolous lawsuits...

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Woman sues over Janet Jackson's breast
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Fri Feb 6, 1:28 PM ET

CHICAGO (Reuters) - A Tennessee woman has filed a class action suit against Janet Jackson and others involved in her breast-baring Super Bowl halftime show, saying millions of people are owed monetary damages for exposure to lewd conduct.

The suit, filed earlier this week in federal court in Knoxville, Tennessee, also names pop star Justin Timberlake, who performed with Jackson, CBS Broadcasting, show producer MTV Networks Enterprises, and the parent of those two companies, Viacom.

The action seeks a court order to prevent anything like last Sunday's stunt from being repeated on U.S. network television prior to 10 p.m. local time when children might be watching.

No dollar figure for damages is mentioned in the suit, but it estimates that over 80 million U.S. viewers might be due compensation. CBS has said the game drew an average viewership of just under 89.6 million people. Advertising during the game sold for more than $2 million (1.1 million pounds) a spot.

The suit states that the ultimate compensatory damage figure, should a jury decide to grant damages, should be no higher than what the parties being sued made out of participating in and airing the Super Bowl and its halftime show.

If additional punitive damages are granted, it adds, they should be no higher than the "gross annual revenues of each defendant for the last three years..."

Those figures would probably run into the billions of dollars, according to the Smoking Gun, a Web site that first published the court papers.

During the halftime show Timberlake tore off half of Jackson's black leather bustier, exposing her right breast, while the two were singing a duet.

Jackson took the blame but said "it was not my intention that it go as far as it did."

CBS has already said it would use an "enhanced delay" on its February 8 broadcast of music's Grammy Awards so it can censor both audio and video as needed, and ABC also said it will use a delay on its February 29 broadcast of the Academy Awards.

The suit says the defendants knew the broadcast would be watched by millions of families with children but they "included in the halftime show sexually explicit acts solely designed to garner publicity and ultimately to increase profits for themselves. The suit mentions the breast exposure but also says the show in general contained "other lewd and sexually explicit conduct."

The law firm handling the suit issued a statement on Friday saying that neither the woman who filed it, Terri Carlin, nor her attorney, Wayne Ritchie, would comment. "The issue here is accountability and not more publicity," it said.
I hope no children ever see their mothers in the shower. If a split second of Janet Jackson's breast causes children to explode, then I'd hate to see what several minutes of two breasts might do! The horror!

Chances are, no children even care, and probably didn't notice. And, if they did, they are probably old enough to know what a breast looks like. Common sense, people!

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Yeah. No word on how many kids have seen mine in the dressing room at the pool. This is complete madness.
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The phrase "get a life" doesn't even begin to describe what I'd like to say to this idiot and the lawyers willing to file this case.
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I am still laughing over the fact that my housemate and I watched every second of the halftime show and did not even notice the breast!

I cannot even begin to understand the hysteria surrounding this incident. Who can I sue over the trauma of seeing planes crash into the WTC and bodies flailing from the 64th floor, over and over and over again?
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No one wants to let the liberal trial lawyers have all the fun


Stupid uses of judicial system
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See....its called an freaking channel changer.

I had six children here ranging in ages from 3-9 watching the Super Bowl. Less than a minute into the show, I felt it was already inappropriate for the kids. I freaking changed the channel and missed it.

Now I was proud of my judgement as a father and godparent.

But dang it all....I missed the excitement of it.

I had to google just to see what the excitement was all about. After googling....well.....



Anyways...my kids would not have cared...Richard Hatch is our Hero in this house....Go Rudy.

There were commercials that were worse than the breast.

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One thing.....How doe you know this person is conservative? Just curious....I see nowhere where she claims to be republican or conservative.
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There goes Dread making sense again.




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See....its called an freaking channel changer.
Not in my country it's not.
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Ok, so he didn't make all that much sense...
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No suprise there then. (I'm kidding, dread, no offence intended )
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I agree that the lawsuit is frivolous, absurd and silly.

I'm curious though: why is it so important to show nudity at a sporting event that is broadcast on network television during primetime hours? Of course, I am going on the possibility that the nudity was intentional.

I go to about 8-10 college football games and several basketball games each year, and watch many more on television, and I have never felt that I am missing out on nudity during the halftime show.

The closest I have seen was when an Alabama majorette's shoe flew off while she was doing a high-stepping dance routine; she was left dancing in one shoe and one stocking-foot, but that is still legal and decent as far as I know.

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Duplicity.

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Re: Even conservatives file frivolous lawsuits...

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I hope no children ever see their mothers in the shower. If a split second of Janet Jackson's breast causes children to explode, then I'd hate to see what several minutes of two breasts might do! The horror!
LOL, exactly.

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Chances are, no children even care, and probably didn't notice. And, if they did, they are probably old enough to know what a breast looks like. Common sense, people!

Melon
Yep. Like I said, all the kids I've talked to about it don't understand what the big deal is and just want everyone to quit making a big thing out of it, and I can't say I disagree. I didn't see the actual event and wouldn't have known what happened if it didn't get all blown out of proportion.

I hope to god this lawsuit gets thrown out of court. I hope the judge laughs their head off at it. This is so moronic...what in the world is happening to make people so stupid?

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See....its called an freaking channel changer.
. Thank you.

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um, if moms are so concerned about what their kids see on TV, why let them watch the halftime show in the first place? I mean, come ON! Justin, Janet, Jessica, Kid Rock....what did they expect? Let the kids watch a Disney sing-along video and put them to bed on time.

I'd still love to see MTV and/or Viacom sued just because
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um, if moms are so concerned about what their kids see on TV, why let them watch the halftime show in the first place? I mean, come ON! Justin, Janet, Jessica, Kid Rock....what did they expect? Let the kids watch a Disney sing-along video and put them to bed on time.
Exactly! The Super Bowl has never claimed to be an innocent, harmless event. Why people are acting like it claimed to be otherwise is beyond me.

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