Embattled CEO and Chairman of CBS Les Moonves reportedly tried to destroy Janet Jackson’s profession following her 2004 Tremendous Bowl halftime present efficiency the place Justin Timberlake briefly uncovered her breast, HuffPost reviews.
Moonves, who’s rumored to be ousted from the corporate over claims of sexual harassment, has allegedly held a grudge towards Jackson and stored her off many Viacom properties following the incident.
Jackson and Timberlake apologized over the incident and stated it was a “wardrobe malfunction” and that solely the purple lace cloth beneath her bustier was to be uncovered.
Moonves reportedly felt that it was an intentional act and banned the duo from performing on the 2004 Grammy awards which aired on CBS.
Timberlake was allowed to carry out at that yr’s present as a result of he “tearfully apologized” to Moonves, sources advised HuffPost.
Sources additionally advised HuffPost that Jackson additionally personally apologized to Moonves, however he felt it wasn’t honest sufficient, which enraged him. She didn’t carry out on the Grammy’s that yr.
Below Moonves’ orders, Viacom, which was the guardian firm for CBS in 2004, pulled Jackson’s music movies from MTV and BET, and her songs weren’t performed on Viacom-owned radio stations, per the report.
Jackson’s profession took a big hit following her Tremendous Bowl efficiency. Her album Damita Jo, which was launched in March 2004, ultimately went platinum, promoting a million copies, nevertheless it was considerably decrease than her earlier two albums.
Jackson’s followers have felt that Timberlake’s profession thrived following the incident, whereas hers suffered, and that it was due to Moonves tarnishing her picture to the general public, sources advised HuffPost.
The “Made for Now” singer has seen a profession resurgence. She simply accomplished her State of the World Tour, which grossed over $33 million on the finish of 2017, in accordance to Pollstar.