Janet Jackson sued over choking incident

The singer is sued for millions

Janet Jackson is being sued for £66 million ($120 million) for an alleged choking incident.

Leonard Salati alleges that two of Jackson’s bodyguards grabbed him and choked him when he attempted to pass the singer a note at Club Marquee in February 2004.

Lawyers for the singer were hoping to overturn the case, but Justice Rolando Acosta decided against it. He said that despite saying she only had one bodyguard with her and boyfriend producer Jermaine Dupri, representatives for Club Marquee say she had three.

The judge said: “Not withstanding (the) counsel’s valiant effort to shield Ms Jackson (the law grants) no exemptions based on celebrity status,” reports SOHH.