Moonves wanted to ruin Janet Jackson's career after nip-slip

CBS chief executive was reportedly fixated on “ruining” Janet Jackson’s career after Super Bowl

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When special guest, Justin Timberlake, 37, ripped off a part of her costume at the end of the set, her bare right boob was exposed on live TV, causing a national uproar.

If an agreement is reached, Joe Ianniello, CBS chief operating officer, would take over as interim CEO until the company names a successor to Moonves, according to the Wall Street Journal.

He went on to ban Jackson and Timberlake from the 2004 Grammys broadcast airing a week after the Super Bowl. But a new report describes Les Moonves, the chief executive of CBS, as playing a particularly vengeful role in the fallout.

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CBS CEO Les Moonves worked to torpedo Janet Jackson's career because she wasn't apologetic enough over her infamous Super Bowl nip-slip, according to a new report.

In his current position, Moonves oversees all operations of CBS Corp., including the CBS Television Network, the CW network, CBS Television Studios, CBS Global Distribution Group, CBS Films, CBS Interactive, Showtime Networks, CBS Sports Network, Simon & Schuster, CBS Television Stations, CBS Radio and CBS EcoMedia.

Sources also told Huffington Post that Moonves was still angry at Jackson seven years after the Super Bowl event.

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CBS and MTV, which produced the program, faced a wave of backlash following the incident, which both Jackson and Timberlake called an accident, in addition to a $550,000 Federal Communications Commission fine. Another said that Moonves promised "heads were going to roll as a result of the deal".

In July, Moonves was accused of sexual misconduct by six women, and, according to various reports, he will soon depart CBS with a severance package of $100 million in stock. Timberlake went on to enjoy a celebrated career (which he does to this day) and Jackson was made to deal with the consequences alone. Sources told Ali that Timberlake "tearfully apologized for the incident", an act of contrition that put the singer back on Moonves' good side.

Moonves is now facing a possible ouster from CBS amid sexual harassment allegations. Moonves is now facing sexual harassment allegations.

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