KNOXVILLE (AP) - Terri Carlin wants to make Janet Jackson's bare breast into a federal case.
Carlin filed a proposed class action lawsuit in U.S. District Court Wednesday against Jackson, singer Justin Timberlake, broadcasters MTV and 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' lewd actions when Timberlake ripped off part of Jackson's costume, exposing her breast.
In the lawsuit, Carlin charges that the exposure and "sexually explicit conduct" by other performers during the show injured viewers.
The lawsuit charges that the broadcast companies and the two singers violated an "implied" contract with viewers not to subject them to lewd actions.
Carlin's lawsuit seeks billions of dollars in compensatory and punitive damages.