Star and His Mother Fight Back
August 3, 2006 at 2:31 PM (PT)
Former CLEAR CHANNEL Urban WWPR (POWER 105.1)/NEW YORK DJ STAR (aka TROI TORAIN), the controversial morning show host who was dismissed from the station in MAY, is firing back. STAR’s attorney had the charges of harassment and endangering the welfare of a child dropped, providing he agreed to serve three days of community service and stay away from the four-year-old victim.
Now STAR has filled a lawsuit against City Councilman JOHN LIU, claiming the lawmaker’s continued characterization of him as a pedophile has damaged his reputation and career. The complaint, filed by TORAIN’s attorney, JAMES CINQUE, claims it was obvious TORAIN was joking when he made the remarks that led to his firing.
Meanwhile, TORAIN’s mother, HANNAH HIGHTOWER, a retired schoolteacher, filed her own suit for $11 million against WQHT (HOT-97)/NEW YORK owners EMMIS RADIO claiming their morning air-personality, MISS JONES, repeatedly slandered her during JONES’ on-air attacks on her son, STAR.