Star's Suit Against Clear Channel Dismissed
September 2, 2009 at 4:38 AM (PT)
DJ STAR has had a judge tossed out the federal lawsuit (NET NEWS 8/20/2007) he filed after CLEAR CHANNEL Urban WWPR (POWER 105)/NEW YORK fired him for making crude comments about a rival's four-year-old daughter three years ago (NET NEWS 5/10/2006), reports THE NEW YORK DAILY NEWS. MANHATTAN Federal Judge PETER LEISURE ruled that CLEAR CHANNEL "did not breach the employment agreement" when it took STAR off the air.
STAR -- at the time, one half of superstar syndicated morning duo STAR & BUC WILD -- was fired for an on-air verbal attack of rival crosstown EMMIS Top 40/Rhythmic WQHT (HOT 97) mixer DJ ENVY's wife and young daughter.
"If you didn't hear me, I said I would like to do an R. KELLY on your seed, on your little baby girl," STAR said on the air. The baby girl in question is the four-year-old daughter of DJ ENVY and his wife, GIA CASEY. STAR also allegedly offered $500 to any listener who could tell him what school the girl attended. "Oh yes, I’ll come for your kids. I will come for your kids," said STAR
His comments prompted City Councilman JOHN LIU to brand TORAIN a "sick, racist pedophile." TORAIN sued LIU for defamation, and that suit has already been dismissed.