Tragic Consquences For Jacintha Saldanha After 2Day FM DJs Mel Greig And Michael Christian Prank Called The Hospital Where Kate, Duchess Of Cambridge Was Being Treated For Morning Sickness

British Lawmaker Blasts Royal Prank Radio Station Fund, Asks How Did ‘You Arrive At This Figure?’

The British lawmaker representing the family of the nurse who committed suicide after a prank call to the London hospital treating Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, has blasted the Australian radio station owners’ response to the tragedy.

British newspapers have reported that Jacintha Saldanha was found hanged last Friday, just days after she transferred a hoax call from 2Day FM presenters to a duty nurse on the Duchess’ ward.

It was that duty nurse who then unwittingly divulged details about Kate’s acute morning sickness condition.

Since then, a transatlantic blame game between the King Edward VII hospital, the 2Day FM radio jocks — Mel Greig and Michael Christian — and Southern Austereo Cross ( SAC), the radio station’s parent company, has dominated headlines.

Keith Vaz, a British lawyer and politician, who has been advocating for Mrs. Saldanha’s husband, Benedict Barboza, and his two teenage children, has now written a highly critical letter to the Sydney based SAC.

“There has been no written apology, no request for a meeting with the family and no attempt to travel to the United Kingdom to express contrition,” Mr. Vaz wrote in a open letter to SAC’s chief executive Rhys Holleran.

Southern Cross, who have apologized for the prank call, said on Tuesday that they had canceled a staff Christmas party and would donate the rest of year’s advertising revenue to a memorial fund for Mrs. Saldanha’s family, with a minimum contribution of AU$500,000 (US$525,000).

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