Star Files $55 Million Dollar Defamtion Lawsuit Against NY City Councilman

Former Power 105.1

FM DJ Star has filed a $55 million defamation lawsuit against the city councilman

who prompted the radio station to fire him. The

suit, filed today (Aug. 2) by attorney James Cinque, accuses City Councilman John

Liu (D-Queens) of launching a malicious crusade against Star that led to his firing

and arrest. "Councilman

Liu has continued to publicly make false, disparaging statements about me,"

Star, 42, said in a statement. Liu

publicly criticized the shock jock and called for a boycott of Power 105 after

Star made anti-Asian comments about the family of rival on-air personality DJ

Envy, Gia Casey, in May. Star

also made remarks implying a threat of sexual abuse against the couple's four-year-old

child and threatened to urinate on the girl. He offered $500 to any listener who

provided details about where the girl went to school. Star

was later arrested and charged with harassment and endangering the welfare of

a child. Despite

criminal charges being dropped if he does three days of community service and

stays out of trouble for six months, Star said he has to even the score with Liu

and others.