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I was in shock and disgusted with myself: Mel Greig at UK Radio Festival

Wednesday 15 October, 2014

Mel Greig has told the 2014 UK RadioFestival in Manchester she was "shocked and disgusted" with herself when she heard that she had "played a part" in nurse Jacintha Saldanha's suicide after the 2Day prank call.

"It was horrific, people were saying I deserved to die. I honestly thought I did deserve to die, because I was in lockdown and reading all the messages. I believed everyone in the UK hated me and wanted me dead [and] everyone in Australia wanted me dead... I went into a really deep depression."

Mel Greig tells Woman's Day of her deep depression

Tuesday 14 October, 2014
In an exclusive interview with Woman's Day, published this week, Mel Greig says she has been battling depression for the past two years.

'Southern Cross Austereo has always accepted full responsibility'

Saturday 13 September, 2014

In a statement issued at the conclusion of the Jacintha Saldanha inquest, Southern Cross Austereo took full responsibility for the brodcast of the tragic royal prank call. 

It acknowledged that the announcers involved were not the final decision makers about whether the call went to air.

The company pointed out that the Coroner said SCA fully co-operated with the Coronial Inquest and commented: “There is no causation as a matter of law between the hoax call and any subsequent voluntary action by Ms Saldanha.”

Coroner delivers suicide finding in nurse inquest. Mel Greig's statement

Friday 12 September, 2014
UK Coroner Fiona Wilcox has delivered a finding of suicide in the Jacintha Saldanha inquest.

Before delivering her verdict Coroner Fiona Wilcox paid tribute to Jacintha Saldanha's family, saying her children showed "immense dignity and maturity."

In giving her conclusions she said the support given to nurse between the call and her death was "reasonable and appropriate" and that neither husband, colleagues or friends had any suggestion she would hang herself. She said she the nurse took her own life.

Nurse inquest concludes: Coroner considering decision

Friday 12 September, 2014
Submissions of evidence into the death of Jacintha Saldanha have concluded in London and the Coroner has risen to consider her findings.

This morning the court heard from Police Constable Richard Willis who testified that two notes were found in the the room with Jacintha Saldanha's body, plus her suicide note. One was to her bosses and the other was to a nurse who had made a bullying complaint against her.

It's all my fault... I'm sorry: Jacintha Saldanha's email to colleague

Friday 12 September, 2014
Day two of the inquest into Jacintha Saldanha's death has heard that the nurse blamed herself for putting the prank call through to the Duchess of Cambridge's hospital ward.

In an email to her colleague, Ms Saldanha said:

"It's all my fault, I feel very bad about this to get you involved. If there is anything I can do to mend this I would do it...

"I accept the fault was mine, I should have checked before I gave the call to you."


Mel Greig evidence not required at Saldanha Inquest

Friday 12 September, 2014
radioinfo's London reporter Lorraine Horgan says Mel Greig offered to give evidence at Jachintha Saldanha's inquest, but the offer was not accepted.

The inquest heard that four calls were made to the hospital to check if staff understood the prank call had been recorded for broadcast.

It is not known whether Jachintha Saldahna gave her consent for the call to be broadcast as a result of the four calls.

The Coroner commended Mel Greig for her appearance at the inquest.

Mel Greig's commitment to Jacintha's family

Thursday 11 September, 2014
Mel Greig is in London to offer her personal response to Jacintha Saldanha's family.

It is right that they finally gain closure: Saldanha inquest

Thursday 11 September, 2014

In advance of today's UK Inquest, Jacintha Saldahna's family spokesperson has issued a statement.

UK member of parliament Keith Vaz said:

“It has been a long road for the family and I deeply admire the patience, humility and dignity they have shown throughout this traumatic time. It is right that they finally gain closure.”

Announcers will not appear at UK Coroner's Inquest

Tuesday 09 September, 2014

A statement released in London by the City of Westminster Coroners Court says nine witnesses will give evidence at the inquest into the death of Jacintha Saldanha later this week.

The names of witnesses will not be announced in advance, but the statement did confirm that "the two Australian DJs will not be giving evidence."

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