Judge Dismisses Star's $55 M Lawsuit Against NY Councilman
May 23, 2008 at 5:57 AM (PT)
A U.S. Court of Appeals has decided to uphold the 2007 dismissal of a $55 million defamation lawsuit filed by NEW YORK radio personality TROI "STAR" TORAIN, against a NYC Councilman, reports ALLHIPHOP.COM. The ruling is the latest chapter in a long running dispute between the Hip-Hop shock jock and Council member JOHN LIU, which came to a head during the summer of 2006.
"The good news is that no more tax-payers' monies will be wasted by TORAIN's frivolous lawsuit," LIU told ALLHIPHOP.COM in a statement following the ruling. "The bad news for me, personally, is that I won't have a chance to take a stand and talk about my disgust and pity for this racist pedophile radio stooge. What made TORAIN's case so ironic was that he complained about my choice of words while thousands of people have been complaining about his words over many years on our public airwaves."
Originally filed in AUGUST of 2006 in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of NEW YORK, STAR’s lawsuit called into question comments made by LIU, following a controversial broadcast that ultimately led to the STAR & BUCWILD MORNING SHOW host’s dismissal from CLEAR CHANNEL Urban WWPR (POWER 105).