Star Released From Jail, Tigger and Egypt Replace Controversial Jock
As previously reported, Star (born Troi Torain) faces charges of endangering the welfare of a child, after threatening to find and sexually assault the four-year-old daughter of DJ Envy, who is an on air personality on Power 105.1's rival, Hot 97. Star's threats, which took place during a Power 105.1 broadcast earlier this month, included hurling of racial sluts to describe Envy's wife and child.
The infamous disc jockey was eventually fired on Wednesday (May 10), after New York Councilman John C. Liu and members of the NAACP and Social Action Committee of Philadelphia called for his termination.
Star, 42, was arraigned before a Manhattan judge after 11 p.m. on Friday.
He was formally charged with child endangerment as well as criminal possession of a weapon and failure to report a change of address on his gun permit, which allows him to use the weapon only for target practice.
Star then posted $2,000 for bail and is expected back in court on May 30.
The "shock jock" was officially replaced today (May 14) by Big Tigger of BET's "106 & Park" fame and Power 105.1's Egypt.