NEW YORK – Janet Jackson (search) has been exposed again — and this time, Justin Timberlake is nowhere to be seen.
A video clip showing Jackson sunbathing naked has been circulating on the Internet and was still playing on some Web sites Thursday. The 40-second paparazzi video was shot from bushes near the singer.
Jackson's publicist didn't return a call Thursday from The Associated Press for comment.
Her lawyers were reportedly attempting to have the video taken off the Web. On one site, a freeze-frame was still up Thursday, but the video link had been taken down — replaced with the message "removed because lawsuits aren't really my thing."
The exact source of the video and when it was shot was unclear. Photos taken at the same time popped up online last year.
Jackson found herself in the middle of controversy when Timberlake revealed her right breast — the now infamous "wardrobe malfunction" (search) — at the end of their set during the halftime show of the 2004 Super Bowl (search).
Last week, her former brother-in-law, Young DeBarge, accused her of having a "secret" child — a daughter, Renee, now 18 — with ex-husband James DeBarge (search).
The 39-year-old singer issued a statement Wednesday saying: "I do not have a child and all allegations saying so are false."
Jackson's brother Tito defended her in an interview that was to air Thursday night on syndicated TV entertainment show "Extra."
"I do not have a nephew or niece or whatever it is that's being said right now," he said. "I'm pretty sure it bothered her a little bit, but she's going to go on and be strong like Janet always is. ... She'll be OK."