CBS CEO Les Moonves labored to torpedo Janet Jackson’s career as a result of she wasn’t apologetic sufficient over her notorious Tremendous Bowl nip-slip, in accordance to a brand new report.
The scandal-scarred leisure exec had it out for Jackson ever since 2004, when Justin Timberlake uncovered her breast to some 100 million followers in a supposed wardrobe malfunction in the course of the half-time present.
Moonves was embarrassed by the debacle – which lasted nine-sixteenths of a second – and punished the 2 performers by banning them from the CBS-hosted Grammys the following month, sources instructed the Huffington Put up.
Timberlake was allowed to carry out after tearfully apologizing – however Jackson wasn’t almost as contrite, fueling Moonves’ animosity towards her.
He ordered VH1 and MTV – subsidiaries of CBS’s guardian firm Viacom – to cease enjoying Jackson’s songs and music movies, which had an enduring influence on her album “Damita Jo,” launched in March 2004, in accordance to the report.
On the time, Moonves was Viacom’s co-president and co-chief working officer and chairman of CBS.
CBS sources instructed the Huffington Put up they believed Moonves was straight answerable for how Jackson, whose career took a beating after the Tremendous Bowl debacle, was perceived by the general public.
Moonves – the most recent bigwig to be accused of sexually harassing a number of girls – additionally hit the roof when he discovered Jackson nabbed a e book cope with Simon & Schuster for “True You: A Journey to Discovering and Loving Your self.”
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“How the f—okay did she slip by?” a livid Moonves requested, in accordance to a supply. He vowed to one other supply that heads would roll in consequence but it surely’s unclear if any ever did.
Many sources refused to communicate on the file for the Huffington Put up story, fearing retribution from Moonves, who might stroll away from the community with a $100 million exit bundle.
“I’m not enthusiastic about having that man following me to the grave and making an attempt to screw me over the entire time,” the supply stated.