TMZ retracted a July story claiming singer Janet Jackson slapped her niece Paris Jackson, the daughter of Michael Jackson. and called her a "spoiled little bitch," Media Bistro's Fishbowl LA reported.
The August 1 retraction, "Janet Jackson Did Not Slap or Verbally Abuse Paris Jackson," reported that it "believe the story to be true when we published it," but have since "determined it was not correct."
Media Bistro noted that the retraction didn't include "saying sorry."
It appears the original report was removed from TMZ's website.