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 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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