Prank Call Gone Wrong
Hey lions..Welcome back from winter break, who knew that one prank call could have been so tragic?
Kate Middleton, or “ Princess Kate”, is the Duchess of
Cambridge. Kate Middleton is pregnant and has been getting treatment
for her acute morning sickness at King Edward VII Hospital in London.
Well on December 4th, 2012 Kate’s Nurse, Jacintha Saladanha,
transferred a call to Kate’s room who she thought was The Queen and
Prince Charles calling to see how Kate was doing but actually it was a
prank call from two Australian radio DJs, Michael Christian and Mel
Grieg. They got detailed information on how the Duchess was doing.
Three days later the nurse committed suicide. She was found hanging in
her nurses’ quarters. No one really knows why she took her life but
they know it had to do with the prank call. The DJs are incredibly
sorry for what they caused. These are some of the things they have to
say about it.
Michael Christian says he's "gutted, shattered and heartbroken”,
He also told an interviewer that "Prank calls are made every day on
every radio station in every country around the world, and they have
been for a long time, and no one could have imagined this to happen."
Mel Grieg said "There's not a minute that goes by that we don't think
about her family and what they must be going through, and the thought
that we may have played a part in that is gut-wrenching."
Since the nurse’s death the DJs have been receiving death threats
so they have been put into safe houses and been given 24 hour
It’s sad that one phone call took an innocent life.
R.I.P Jacintha Saladanha
Michael Christian and Mel
From AP Photo/Channel Nine
Princess Kate and Prince William
from REX USA
The family of Nurse Saladanha
from GETTY IMAGES
King Edward VII Hospital
Photograph: Carl Court/AFP/Getty
from AP PHOTO/RAFIQ MAQBOOL