charges against controversial radio personality Star will be dropped in six months,
according to the District Attorney's office.Star
(born Troi Torain) was fired in May by New York's Power 105. FM for what the station's
parent company, Clear Channel Radio, said were "wholly unacceptable"
comments about rival, DJ Envy.Star
was accused of making anti-Asian comments about DJ Envy's wife, Gia Casey. In
addition to the comments, Star made remarks implying a threat of sexual abuse
against the couple's four-year-old child and threatened to urinate on the girl.
offered $500 to any listener who provided details about where the girl went to
was arrested by detectives from the Hate Crimes Unit two days later and charged
with harassment and endangering the welfare of a child.Although
Star apologized for the comments, his lawyer, Benjamin Brafman, said they were
the culmination of a long-running verbal battle that had "spiraled out of
charges against Star will be dropped if the 42-year-old on-air personality serves
three days of community service and stays away from the four-year-old victim of
his comments. Star
labeled the ruling a victory for freedom of speech.