New York Radio DJ Star Gets Deal to Dismiss Charges

A judge agreed to dismiss criminal charges against a former New York radio disc jockey (Power 105), who insulted rival DJ Envy?s wife and young daughter in on-air tirade. Justice Ellen Gesmer adjourned the case against Troi Torain, known as DJ Star, for six months. At that time, charges of endangering a child’s welfare and weapon possession will be dropped as long as he has stayed out of further trouble. Assistant U.S. Attorney Penelope Brady said her office agreed to this resolution “because it serves the best interest of the 4-year-old victim by sparing the victim any further attention.” Torain called the outcome a victory for freedom of speech. “I never should have been arrested in the first place,” he said in a telephone interview. “This was not a crime.” Torain, 42, co-hosted the syndicated “Star & Buc Wild Morning Show” on WWPR-FM (Power 105.1). His remarks, directed at Raashaun Casey, known as DJ Envy on WQHT-FM (Hot 97), led to his firing May 10. Torain was arrested May 12 amid an uproar over his comments.


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