Originally Posted by Volcana
He's already been fired, and the station has apologised to the family. And the FCC is looking at them. But I doubt they'll lose their license.
Star Arrested For Controversial Comments Made On Air
By Nolan Strong
Date: 5/12/2006 4:50 pm
Hip-Hop DJ Star was arrested today (May 12) on charges of harassment and child endangerment, after making racially charged comments during his top-rated radio show, The Star & Bucwild Morning Show.
Star, born Troi Torain, was taken into custody at a police precinct in Lower Manhattan to face the misdemeanor charges, following a probe by the New York Police Department's Hate Crime Task Force.
The shock-jock was fired by Clear Channel executives Wednesday (May 10) for making racial and sexual remarks about Hot 97's DJ Envy, his wife Gia Casey and their 4-year-old daughter.
The two DJ's had traded insults over the week. The rivalry reached its peak when Star offered $500 to any listener that would provide information about Envy's daughter's school. He also referred to Gia Casey as a "slant-eyed whore."
"I will come for your kids," Torain said before referring to the 4-year-old as a "mongrel" and "little half a lo mein eater." Star also said he wanted to "do an R. Kelly" on the child and made several references threatening to molest and urinate on the child.
"We sincerely apologize to those who may have been offended by his remarks," New York market manager Rob Williams said in a statement.
Star has already issued an apology through his attorney, Benjamin Brafman, who called his client's remarks "unsuitable and inappropriate." Brafman also placed blame on Envy, claiming he had threatened Star earlier in the week.
Star joined Clear Channel Radio in 2004 after hosting the syndicated Star & Bucwild Morning Show on Hot 97 for several years.
According to reports, Star was also ordered to surrender his 9mm handgun and a target practice permit.
Star has done no more than any other shock Jock on the air today ala Howard stern, Wendy Williams, South Park, the Daily show, they all do things for ratings, the question is where is the line drawn?????? If you look at this case without ever listening or knowing his material, you may find yourself at a disadvantage as far as information is concerned. Star has been Beefing with Hot 97 for many years now, insults were flying back and forth, Star recently came out ahead of 97 in the ratings so the war escalated. I am not defending what he said, but anybody that knows him know, Star would never do any of the things he said, it was ment to get at the Kids father DJ Benjie. Cobo BoBo