February 5, 2004
KNOXVILLE (AP) -- Janet Jackson's bared breast at the Super Bowl has become a federal case in Knoxville.
Terry Carlin has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court and asked that it become a class-action suit against singers Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake and broadcasters MTV, CBS and their parent company, Viacom.
Carlin alleges that she and others who watched the halftime show during Sunday's Super Bowl were injured by the performers' actions when Timberlake ripped off part of Jackson's costume, exposing her breast.
But Carlin, who works in a bank, doesn't specify the type of injury allegedly suffered.
Carlin's lawsuit seeks billions of dollars in compensatory and punitive damages.
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