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DJs Behind Kate Middleton Prank Offer Tearful Apology, But It's Too Late (VIDEO)

by Nicole Fabian-Weber on December 10, 2012 at 11:04 AM

mel greigAfter their prank call to King James VII Hospital resulted in nurse Jacintha Saldanha allegedly committing suicide, the Australian radio hosts, Mel Greig and Michael Christian, have come forward with a tearful apology. The DJs, who were trying to glean information regarding Kate Middleton's morning sickness via horrible Queen Elizabeth impersonation, appeared on Australia's A Current Affair, as well as a show called Tonight Today to speak publicly about the awful prank. As their tears indicate, they're very sorry. But, needless to say, sorry isn't going to do much at this point.

In the clip below, you'll see -- these are people who are genuinely remorseful for what they did. And you can't help but feel bad for them a bit -- I mean, obviously, they didn't know that this was going to be the outcome of a radio prank that's been done countless times before. Greig says: "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." Greig also says that the first thing she wondered when she heard about Saldanha's death was: "Is she a mother?" Which, unfortunately, she is.

This whole thing is one giant mess, and I'm sure it will change the face of radio pranks. Not only did a woman allegedly kill herself over this, the Duke and Duchess are indirectly involved, and Mel Greig and Michael Christian's radio careers are virtually over. Not to mention the fact that, potentially, they can be charged with a crime. Just awful. And so not worth it.

Here is Greig and Christian's tearful interview. What do you think?


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  • Flori...


    December 10, 2012 at 11:06 AM

    It is never too late to give a sincere, heartfelt apology.

  • amiec...


    December 10, 2012 at 11:12 AM

    How is it their fault? I feel sorry for the nurse and my heart goes out to her, but if she was silly enough to fall for it... It was really a harmless prank. She obviously had some other issues going on if this made her kill herself. 

  • KAV1970


    December 10, 2012 at 11:17 AM

    I'm really sorry she died, but I don't see that it is their fault she killed herself. If it wasn't them, then it could have been anyone or anything that caused her to do this. And I'm not just talking to talk, I've been w/people who have wanted to off themselves & it isn't any one thing, person, etc. that does it. They've been thinking about it for a while....Anyway, I really don't think they should be charged w/murder or whatever they may be charged with. As the saying goes "It's all fun until somebody gets hurt."

  • banan...


    December 10, 2012 at 11:42 AM

    The DJs are NOT at fault. And personally, I'm not so sure the nurse killed herself....

  • Pinkmani


    December 10, 2012 at 11:43 AM

    It's not their fault, at all. The woman knows the law, she should have followed it. You are NOT supposed to give information over the phone. Whether it's the Queen, the President, or just your average family. 

  • Maias...


    December 10, 2012 at 12:07 PM

    I honestly don't think the DJ's are at fault for this suicide. I honestly think there is far more to this story then what is being told to us... But she decided to take her own life...the DJ's did not take her life by murdering her. If only she realized it was NOT that serious....

  • IKnow...


    December 10, 2012 at 12:09 PM

    The nurse who killed herself wasn't the one who gave information out over the phone.  All she did was transfer the call.  That being said the only crime the DJ committed was trying to impersonate someone to gain private information.  For someone to commit suicide something else is usually going on that people don't about.  It will probably take months to find out if she had a history of depression or any other life changing events.  They are sorry and we shouldn't be beating them down with this otherwise will end up with another tragedy on our hands.

  • Beth
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    December 10, 2012 at 12:39 PM
    Pranking someone to expose their vulnerability is akin to bullying in my book. They do have a part in her death and while their intent was not to have her kill herself, they should have thought of the consequences such a stupid act could have.
  • three...


    December 10, 2012 at 1:01 PM

    I also feel that there is more to the story.  We will probably never find out just as with princess Di.  You don't mess with the queen.

  • Tripl...


    December 10, 2012 at 1:31 PM
    I was waiting for someone to pull out "bullying". How silly. These people played a harmless joke. Some of their past behaviour crossed the line, but this particular situation is a non-issue IMO.
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