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Kate Middleton Nurse Suicide: Prankster DJs Face Possible Charges!

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Bet Ashton Kutcher's glad he never did a prank like this!

Australian DJs Mel Greig and Michael Christian are facing possible charges in the aftermath of Jacintha Saldanha's tragic suicide.

Her life was just honored by thousands of mourners in India, with the memory of the nurse — who endured ridicule after putting the pranksters through — living strongly in those who loved her most.

But her memory also lives on through prosecutors who are currently reviewing the case to see if charges can be placed against the DJs.

Having impersonated Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles to obtain medical information on Kate Middleton (listen above), the DJs could endure a flurry of future legal woes.

So not only have they lost their DJ gigs, they're facing THIS too.

Sigh… we hope this serves as a lesson to ALL pranksters out there. Sure, you think it's all in good fun… until it's NOT! Definitely better to think things through before you tamper with the lives and personal information of innocent victims, no?

And hopefully those who bullied her following the prank have learned their lesson as well. We all make mistakes. Don't berate your colleagues too harshly, folks!

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27 comments to “Kate Middleton Nurse Suicide: Prankster DJs Face Possible Charges!”

  1. 1

    They cant press charges. Now whenever you say something to someone and they kill themselves they can bet thrown in jail? Jeez ,with all the mean and horrible stuff Perez has said on this blog he could be sentenced to 10 life sentences

  2. 2

    Also this isnt an issue about Dl's pulling a prank. This is a mental health issue about a extremely mentally ill person - that should be the focus- see the conn shooting

  3. 3

    Re: MVPnis – I'm almost one hundred percent sure it was NOT a mental issue it's a CULTURE issue. She's Indian and work is the most important thing to them, and to dishonor the family is one of the worse things one can do.

  4. 4

    That's ridiculous. They face charges for calling a public telephone line in a hospital and asking to be connected to a room?!?!? How ludicrous.

  5. 5

    Totally ridiculous. Their prank was stupid and childish, but who in a million years could have imagined the outcome. Maybe it has more to do with British culture, and the nurse was more afraid of offending the Queen, than she was concerned with a patients' privacy. In her mind, maybe she erred on the side that cause her less trouble if she was wrong.

  6. 6

    While I understand the logic behind all of the comments above, I believe that the true blame does not lay with the DJ's who were doing what they were told to do, but the producers of the radio show that made them do that. They said in an interview that it was not their idea and they were just doing their jobs. I don't think it is fair for them to be taking all the backlash and blame for the actions they took because they didn't really have malicious intent. It is a horrible thing that happened to the nurse - yes - but I think it needs to be held as exactly what it was - a horrible accident.

  7. Stu says – reply to this


    They're facing charges for broadcasting the prank without first obtaining the consent of all parties involved, which is against the law under Australia's communications regulations. Although, the radio station should face severe sanctions, too - it's the culture they created that led to this. Had they bothered to seek the proper OK from their targets - something shows like Punk'd always did - they would have avoided all this.

    PH is right - THINK a little before you decide its a good idea to try to humiliate others on live radio. No sympathy for the DJs or the station.

  8. 8

    Charges being filed against them is just plain ridiculous….It was simply a prank. They did not go into it knowing she was going to kill herself…I mean, who would?! For someone to kill themselves they have to have much more going on in there lives to want to end it then just wanting to kill themselves over a prank phone call. Sucks….

  9. W says – reply to this


    Seriously? She placed a phone call and felt the need to kill herself over it? Give me an effing break! She was obviously mentally unbalanced and there had to be more going on in her life if she felt the need to take her own life… which is what happened SHe killed herself the DJ's did not.

    Hell even the lady who gave out infomation didn't off herself.

    I am a former switchboard operator and it happens, calls get put through when they shouldn't, never once did i feel the need to kill myself over it.

  10. 10

    I blame the station 100% for pranking a hospital and trying to get personal information from the Royals like that. But they got fired and they feel terrible. That is enough punishment I think. If it was against their law, they should go after the head of the station. I love radio pranks, but most times it's fake or they have a friend/family member sign off on it and be part of it, so they are responsible. Police stations, fire departments, hospitals should all be off limits for stuff like this. Just an overrall sad case.

  11. 11

    Re: CaritaDeCleopatra – Finally, someone who gets it. Indians, Nepali, they are MUCH more sensitive to things. If you speak to them to loudly, they will cry or quit. My boss was Korean. She was so mean. Cussed my Nepali friend so badly she couldn't come back to work. Couldn't face her.

  12. 12

    The focus should have been the media's disgusting reaction pinning this all on the nurse who had a call TRANSFERRED to her from within a hospital who obviously had poor security procedures in place. Its extremely sad that one person took all of the blame for this stupid stunt that obviously was the mistake of SEVERAL people.

  13. Dan85 says – reply to this


    That is the most ridiculous thing I have heard of all year! Yes, its terrible that she killed herself but don't blame the fucking DJ's. Its not like this was live on the air. It was pre-recorded. They have producers to their radio show. Other people decided what goes on the air. She was obviously mentally unstable and by the sounds of it, shitty at her job.

  14. FATHER CHRISTMAS says – reply to this


    Dear Karman,

    These 2 people needs your intervention… :(

  15. @v@ says – reply to this


    I read that their radio station supposedly vetted the phone call tape, and stations have lawyers. I would think that would make their station employers responsible; not the employees who would have run it by them.

  16. ejk says – reply to this


    Re: Stu – how did they humiliate the woman speaking to them? they dont laugh at her - they laugh at the fact that their prank worked, because it was such a long shot. i think people need to chill out about the whole incident. No fault lies with the DJ's or the radio station. What happened to the nurse was a sad but could have been the result of any number of things. Kate Middleton wasn't hurt or upset either. so just leave it at that.

  17. shanghai says – reply to this


    UNFAIR the likes of Ashton and others have been more potentially harmful than this silly little prank. They had the WORST accents and expected the switchboard would hang up immediately. You can even hear them saying "are they putting us through?". Think these young presenters have suffered a lot and will have to live with this for the rest of their lives also. Think everyone needs to look more at the mental state of the nurse and the treatment she received by her workmates and employers at the hopital.

  18. tiger says – reply to this


    If nurse got the pressure from hospital or from royal family , will hospital and royal take the responsibilities ?
    l don't think tw o DJs are the only reasons to cause the death .

  19. Tiger says – reply to this


    Is it necessary for kate middleton to stay in hospital for three days for morning sickness ?

    Before , middleton family was said so calculating on the money , now , why Kate middleton can waste tax money ? How much her cost in the hospital for three days ? British people should know it .

  20. teeter totter says – reply to this


    Re: Tiger – From what I read, she had an extremely severe case of morning sickness, not the normal kind most people experience, and without medical treatment she could not keep any food or drink down whatsoever. I forget the medical name, there was a story a week or two about it if you search.

  21. mydoona says – reply to this


    Re: Stu – oh thankgod..they wont be arrested then, its not their decision to broadcast the prank, it was the radio stations decision….so the radio station heads should go to jail.

  22. 22

    It has been reported in a reliable news source that she tried to off herself several times before! So this time she was successful and she blamed the DJ's. Frankly, if it wasn't the prank call it would have been burnt toast. Anyone else would have laughed along with the joke… she happened to be a seriously disturbed person. No one 'drives' anyone to suicide. It's in them or it ain't. Period.

  23. 23

    She had attempted suicide multiple times in the last couple of years according to news sources in the UK. Clearly, this was a mental health issue. Blaming someone for another's suicide under any circumstances is absurd. She transferred a phone call. She wasn't even the nurse who gave the update to the DJs. Certainly survivable unless you are seriously ill.

  24. kellstar4 says – reply to this


    This is absolutely annoying to hear because her death was not an immediate response from the radio hosts. The radio hosts never even named the nurse, it was the silly media that made it into such a giant issue, and named the nurse. If anyone should face this wrath, it is the media.

  25. Sarah says – reply to this


    That woman was mentally ill! Poor DJs, they had nothing to do with her death. The prank wasn't a big deal at all so if she was mentally stable she would've never done such thing! It was not like she gave nationaly security data away. That poor woman was mentally ill and this would've happend sooner or later!

  26. 26

    Coming from the biggest gutter-dwelling douche on the planet (you!); someone who used to mock and bully celebrities AND THEIR CHILDREN on a public website, your pontificating is the worst kind of hypocrisy. Perez, you and your disgusting family should stick to reporting the news, most of which you steal from other sites, and leave advice and guidance to professionals. Happy Holidays!

  27. 27

    The likeliest scenario is that Michael Christian and Mel Greig will be questioned with regards to the prank call, but not charged themselves. After all, it was their bosses that came up with the idea to prank-call the hospital, not them. Also, it was nurse Saldanha who chose to cut her wrists and hang herself with her scarf. To me, this suggests that she was a highly unstable individual to begin with, but how the hell could the DJs and their bosses at 2Day FM Australia have foreseen that?