11/30/2011 10:13 am ET

Miss Jones, Radio Personality, Fired From Philadelphia Radio Station Following Lawsuit

Philadelphia morning show host Tarsha "Miss Jones" Jones was fired earlier this week from her position on Power 99 after a two year tenure.

According to, Clear Channel Radio spokeswoman, Loraine Ballard Morrill, confirmed that Jones is "no longer an employee of Clear Channel Philadelphia."

The radio personality's departure from the station comes a week following a defamation lawsuit filed by a local businesswoman, Tracey Parson, who claimed that her Kiddie Kare day care business suffered from a tarnished reputation and resulted in death threats due to Jones' repeated defamation of the company last month.

Apparently Parson was misidentified by callers and Jones during a segment of "Jonesy in the Morning" on Oct. 19 as a mother and "owner of a daycare center" who had beaten up teenage girls stemming from a confrontation earlier in the month, the lawsuit alleges. At approximately 8:37 a.m., Miss Jones received a tip from a caller that the mother's name was "Tracey" and that she owned various "Kiddie Kare" day-care centers across Philadelphia.

"Wow. Tracey, it's on and popping now. We're not going to say the last name, but Tracey, that's not a good look," Jones allegedly replied.
The complaint also went on to claim that Parson received a threat from one person stating; "When I see a f---ing Kiddie Kare van, I'm gonna blow it the f--- up." The suit names Jones, Clear Channel Communications and Capstar Radio as defendants.

While the Queens, New York native and former Motown Records singer is no stranger to controversy, her dismissal adds on to her running list of walking papers. In July 2008, she was replaced on top-rated New York City hip-hop station Hot 97 by Los Angeles personality Big Boy, followed by being abruptly cut from the lineup of Philadelphia's The Beat a month later.