A Missouri radio host went on an unhinged and sexist off-air tirade directed at his co-host — calling her a bad mother and saying he felt sorry for her kids.
Vic Faust, who is a Fox 2 news anchor in St. Louis, ripped into co-host Crystal Cooper during an expletive-filled rant over her appearance and intellect, according to audio obtained by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The comments were reportedly made during a commercial break on Sept. 13 on KFNS, a hard-rock station.
“Your kids have a (expletive) terrible mom. I feel sorry for them,” Faust said.
A shocked Cooper could only reply “Wow, wow.”
Faust also angrily told Cooper “you’re nothing” and “you’re trash” while also calling her fat, stupid and nasty, the St. Louis newspaper reported.
He said, “You’re a (expletive) mom, you don’t even know the topics we’re talking about. You’re just stupid.”
The crude verbal abuse apparently stems from Cooper poking fun at Faust over his problems with his computer while the pair were on-air, according to the newspaper.
Off-air, Faust warned Cooper not to return to the show.
“If you come back, I’m going to be in your (expletive) every (expletive) day,” he said.
Cooper defended herself throughout the ugly incident, telling Faust to “grow up” repeatedly.
Faust confirmed the off-air remarks to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. He also claimed there was “background” to the incident, but did not explain further.
The newspaper said it received the damning audio clip Friday anonymously.
Cooper apparently left the show the same day the endless insults were hurled at her, according to the Post-Dispatch.
As for Faust, it appears his duties at the radio station are on hold, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Tuesday, while the leaders at the television station he works for have not commented on his job status.
He’s been with the television station for seven years, but was not on air Monday or Tuesday, the newspaper reported.