The two Australian radio personalities who made the prank phone call to a British hospital caring for the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge made tearful apologies Monday for making the call, which may have led to the suicide of a nurse who spoke to the pair.
Mel Greig and Michael Christian, both crying at times, told two Australian television shows Monday that their thoughts are with the family of Jacintha Saldanha, the 46-year-old nurse who put the prank call through to the ward where the duchess was.
Saldanha apparently committed suicide Friday.
“I’m very sorry and saddened for the family, and I can’t imagine what they’ve been going through,” Greig said on the program “Today Tonight.”
The pair have been taken off the air by their network, which has not said when they might return. “I don’t even want to think about going back on air, to be honest,” Greig said.
“I’m still trying to make sense of it all,” Christian said. “We’re shattered. We’re people, too.”
“This death is on your conscience,” reads one post on 2DayFM’s Facebook page. Several posters accused Greig and Christian of having “blood on your hands.”
What do you think? Should there be further consequences for the DJs, or the station they worked for, in the aftermath of the nurse’s apparent suicide?