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Kate Middleton's Nurse's Suicide Notes Prove Post-Prank Bullying Contributed To Fatal Decision

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Australian radio DJs Mel Greig and Michael Christian worst fears have come true!

Jacintha Saldanha's reasons for taking her own life are coming into focus, and it's clear the infamous Kate Middleton hoax weighed HEAVILY on her mind as she made her decision.

As we reported yesterday, the nurse/wife/mother of two left behind three different suicide notes after apparently hanging herself.

We now know two of those notes specifically reference the prank phone call and the subsequent fallout at King Edward VIII hospital.

One source close to the tragic situation reveals:

“One of the letters, which is the longest, deals with the hospital and is critical in its tone. Needless to say, (her husband) Ben Barboza wants a full inquiry into what happened and he wants to make sure the truth comes out. Within the letter, Jacintha calls into question some of the treatment she received at the hospital.”

In that first letter, she explicitly criticizes senior colleagues on the hospital staff who apparently didn't treat her so kindly in the wake of the joke call. Both letters dealing with how the prank affected Jacintha's emotional state were found at the hospital.

The third suicide note, which was found at the deceased's home, dealt with more practical matters like funeral arrangements.

Knowing now that the prank at least somewhat contributed to Jacintha's heartbreaking decision to end her own life, we sincerely hope a lesson can be learned about the consequences of bullying — even when we think it's harmless.

Our thoughts continue to extend to the departed's family and friends.

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25 comments to “Kate Middleton's Nurse's Suicide Notes Prove Post-Prank Bullying Contributed To Fatal Decision”

  1. sally says – reply to this


    what is clear from this is the way people treated her regarding this prank. How dare anyone blame those DJ's, blame those who bullied her about it, there was clearly other underlying issues. People are sick and quick to judge..

  2. 2

    I think you are misusing the word 'bullying'. There is a difference between bullying and a humiliating experience. There is a difference between bullying and isolated incidents of people being harsh with you.

  3. WtFSeRiOuSlY says – reply to this


    Wow, Perez. Really? "Hope a lesson can be learned about the consequences of bullying".. You're one of the biggest bullies there is! I don't know why you haven't realized this yet. One of the many people you put in the spotlight might take their own life one day, will you learn? No. Of course not.

  4. nikki says – reply to this


    And to add to what Sally said… It's not just the dj's fault… or the people who mistreated her afterwards… it is also the media's fault for pointing fingers too quickly and in turn caused everything else.

  5. O says – reply to this


    I don't think it's fair to say the ppl at work bullied her. She was quick to let the phone call through without any confirmation of identity or anything. I think the seniors at work had every right to be upset. If I work for the president, and I let just anyone stroll into the White House that's a serious issue, when higher ups are upset im not gonna turn around and say theyre bullying me. I'm getting tired of this whole bullying movement. Now ppl can't criticize your work ethics, even when you were clearly in the wrong? Please, ppl need to grow up. She breached work rules and regulations, she should have accepted her part in it and faced consequences.

  6. 6

    Another example of stuck in the mud institutions who offer no support or education to their workers. Old habits and power plays to benefit themselves. The hospital could have used this situation to educate their people on how to deal with high profile patients and all the problems that can surround them. But no, stiff upper lip and a closing of the ranks. Disgusting!!

  7. 7

    she had other issues.

  8. 8

    Didn't treat her so kindly in the wake of the joke call?? What did she expect, hugs and kisses? Look it's sad and all, but she killed herself cause she was mentally sick.

  9. Juanse says – reply to this


    So Perez talking about bullying when he is ONE himself what a hypocrite

  10. Sarah Davies says – reply to this


    That clearly isn't Kate Middleton so not sure why there is a picture of a randon person. A joke is a joke, those DJ's clearly didn't imagine anything like this would come of it. Any bullying that took part in the hospital afterward is unforgivable and these are the people that should be blamed.

  11. Katie says – reply to this


    there is no way that the image on the left is Kate Middleton

  12. candice says – reply to this


    Who is the other girl supposed to be? That is NOT Kate! but who is it?

  13. Jessica says – reply to this


    The picture of Kate is one of the many lookalikes who doesn't look anything like her.

  14. 14

    I KNEW IT!!! Morons were saying that it was just a prank without diggging deeper into the issue. I knew those people were lying at the hospital when they said they supported her. I not only blame the djs, I blame the entire radio station. The whole thing should be shut down. THERE IS NO OTHER ISSUE. Her death was due to the prank and what the prank led to only. We are not all the same. I bet a lot of you were bullied as a child and are still here. Not everyone has the same strength. You can't treat the situation like its you, because it's not. I would have been like fuck you, fuck them, I quit. But just because someone isn't as strong as me doesn't me I'm gonna look down on them.

  15. Jenn says – reply to this


    Re: WtFSeRiOuSlY – amen. The man who drew dicks and sperm on people's faces is suddenly against bullying because it's the "cool" thing to do.

  16. 16

    I do have the deepest sympathies for her family, but you can't lay blame on others, this may have been the final straw but there must have been other things going on. The DJs can't be blamed for her death, just disciplined for a very dumb prank. And as for her being bullied, we can't say what actually went on. But she did make a mistake, unfair that it was because of the prank, but she did still make a mistake. In any job I've been in, you make mistakes like that, you get heavily disciplined, possibly even fired. Of course people will be upset with you for it, thats how the world works. Unfortunately in a work envioroment, your boss doesn't have the time to worry about how sensitive or fragile someone might be. I've known people who have taken their life, and in the end the decision and reason is all theres.
    I'm very interested to find out how the other nurse has been treated, the one that actually gave out the information.

  17. 17

    Also, and I really don't mean this to be insensitive or harsh, and we don't know exactly what the situation following the prank was like for Jacintha, but just from the information i have and from what I've seen, her situation was nothing compared to the hurt, guilt and blame thats now been placed on others. This has ruined the life of her family, as well as the DJs and possibly coworkers too.

  18. jeff says – reply to this


    I actually stated before this article came out in the media. That there is no way the prank itself caused this suicide. It had to be the fallout from the hospital that caused it.

  19. 19

    Sorry but killing yourself is a selfish act esp when you have kids and a family..She probably had more issues than just the prank. A lot of people get prank called and it wasn't that big of deal. It's not like she did anything so bad she deserved to die over it..kate and william are ppl that others look up too but they are not gods or anyhthing they have a lot of money and come from a royal blood line. I really feel bad for the Djs and her kids and husband. She obviously needed help.

  20. 20

    still no reason to off urself

  21. keekles says – reply to this


    Where are the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in this? Oh that's right they are vacationing in Queen Elizabeth. If Prince William is such a stand-up guy then why hasn't me with the family? Wouldn't that be the honorable thing to do as a future head of state? He goes to "The Hobbit" Premiere instead. I think all of this media deification of Wills and Kate needs to stop. Especially here in the states, my god. Look at the pressure this poor nurse was under.

  22. 22

    This is so ridiculous, I had to comment. Where is the lesson on bullying I am supposed to be learning? Making a prank call is not bullying, nor is getting reprimanded at work. This woman, as others have stated, clearly had other issues. I really want to call attention to the fact that this was not even the nurse who gave out information about Kate; she merely put the phone call through. Also, and I hate to seem callous about this, but that prank call was extremely obviously a prank call. Has anyone listened to it? It would indeed be foolish to actually believe that the Queen was on the line. Her superiors at work had every right to reprimand her. It is basic hospital policy not to give information about patients out over the phone without their consent. Working at a private hospital such as this, she should have also been prepared to deal with high profile clients. It is sad that she killed herself, yes, but this was not the fault of those poor DJs, nor was it the fault of the staff at the hospital.

  23. allie says – reply to this


    omg, seriously…stop blaming the djs. it's so annoying. deciding to commit suicide was of her own choice and doing.

  24. Stephen says – reply to this


    Re: sally – what specifically do you mean by "other underlying issues"? you talk as if you know. do you?

  25. anne says – reply to this


    'we sincerely hope a lesson can be learned about the consequences of bullying — even when we think it's harmless.'……….do you want to maybe shut down half your blog then Perez??