Digital Spy Forums

Digital Spy Forums (http://forums.digitalspy.co.uk/index.php)
-   Showbiz (http://forums.digitalspy.co.uk/forumdisplay.php?f=101)
-   -   Royal Prank caller DJ to sue radio station... (http://forums.digitalspy.co.uk/showthread.php?t=1850360)

i4u 10-07-2013 09:53

Royal Prank caller DJ to sue radio station...
 
Mel Greig the female half of the dimwits who attempted to speak to a patient who lay ill in hospital, is set to sue the radio station.

Quote:

EMBATTLED radio host Mel Greig is accusing employer Southern Cross Austereo of failing to provide a safe workplace over her involvement in the ill-fated royal radio prank.

Adelaide-born DJ Greig has filed a claim with the Fair Work Commission.
Fellow prankster Michael Christian returned to air in February, and was recently awarded "top jock" by the radio station.

zx50 10-07-2013 10:23

Maybe the stupid bitch should have thought about the consequences before she thought she was being clever by putting a member of staff at risk of losing her job. She's now suddenly decided that she didn't like the consequences and is deciding to make money from it. I think those tears she shedded were completely fake. Either that, or she was petrified of what consequences she might have to face at the time of making that 'apology'. I hope she loses. I hope she's not hounded over what happened, but I do hope she loses her case though.

Edit: At least he hasn't decided to do something as arrogant as this.

nanscombe 10-07-2013 10:26

Maybe the producers, and legal department, could have thought about the consequences before opening up their staff to trial by media and even death threats via social media.

lexi22 10-07-2013 10:32

Quote:

Originally Posted by zx50 (Post 66969143)
Maybe the stupid bitch should have thought about the consequences before she thought she was being clever by putting a member of staff at risk of losing her job. She's now suddenly decided that she didn't like the consequences and is deciding to make money from it. I think those tears she shedded were completely fake. Either that, or she was petrified of what consequences she might have to face at the time of making that 'apology'. I hope she loses. I hope she's not hounded over what happened, but I do hope she loses her case though.

Edit: At least he hasn't decided to do something as arrogant as this.

Wow. Talk about missing the point. 10/10 for that. And calling her a stupid bitch on top of it. :rolleyes:

She has every right to expect her employers to support her, in the same way they did Christian.

dpb 10-07-2013 11:46

If this goes to open court it will be interesting to see who exactly had the idea, made the decision to make the call and made the decision to broadcast the call.

Following Jacintha Saldanha's death both MC and Mel have been figureheads of hate (see second post of thread for just one example) so it'll be interesting to know if this was misplaced.

be more pacific 10-07-2013 11:55

Quote:

Originally Posted by zx50 (Post 66969143)
Maybe the stupid bitch should have thought about the consequences before she thought she was being clever by putting a member of staff at risk of losing her job. She's now suddenly decided that she didn't like the consequences and is deciding to make money from it. I think those tears she shedded were completely fake. Either that, or she was petrified of what consequences she might have to face at the time of making that 'apology'. I hope she loses. I hope she's not hounded over what happened, but I do hope she loses her case though.

Edit: At least he hasn't decided to do something as arrogant as this.

You keep misusing that word "consequences" as if death threats are a valid response to a prank which went too far. Disgusting attitude.

Like A Star 10-07-2013 12:17

Between the guy DJ getting an award and now this I'm starting to think these two really are vile and deserve all the abuse they get. How utterly horrid they come across.

daveycrocket222 10-07-2013 12:21

Are they still going on about this? Dont people have a sense of humour these days.

Like A Star 10-07-2013 12:36

Quote:

Originally Posted by daveycrocket222 (Post 66970915)
Dont people have a sense of humour these days.

Admittedly I have always had a huge problem with the concept of pranking in general, but the DJ's prank was particularly stupid and irresponsible. Not because of the suicide - to be fair to them, not one person on the planet could have reasonably thought there would be such an extreme outcome to their call - but because trying to access private information about a hospital patient is just ludicrously immature, dumb, and potentially damaging.

Before this and the male DJ accepting an award, I thought the abuse they got was ridiculous and unjustified even when considering my own feelings towards pranking, but now I think they are bringing it on themselves and are coming across as stupid and awful people.

dee123 10-07-2013 12:45

Quote:

Originally Posted by be more pacific (Post 66970484)
You keep misusing that word "consequences" as if death threats are a valid response to a prank which went too far. Disgusting attitude.

Thank you for saying this. I still have no idea why this story really set off a few people around here.

Like A Star 10-07-2013 12:51

Quote:

Originally Posted by dee123 (Post 66971335)
I still have no idea why this story really set off a few people around here.

For me, it was the immaturity and ignorance of the prank. Trying to access information about a patient you have no right to is pretty low and brainless.

dee123 10-07-2013 12:58

Quote:

Originally Posted by Like A Star (Post 66971459)
For me, it was the immaturity and ignorance of the prank. Trying to access information about a patient you have no right to is pretty low and brainless.

Huh? Like they were going to get any info anyway.

Vodka_Drinka 10-07-2013 13:25

Quote:

Originally Posted by zx50 (Post 66969143)
Maybe the stupid bitch should have thought about the consequences before she thought she was being clever by putting a member of staff at risk of losing her job. She's now suddenly decided that she didn't like the consequences and is deciding to make money from it. I think those tears she shedded were completely fake. Either that, or she was petrified of what consequences she might have to face at the time of making that 'apology'. I hope she loses. I hope she's not hounded over what happened, but I do hope she loses her case though.

Edit: At least he hasn't decided to do something as arrogant as this.

Such a vicious post and completely uncalled for. If your going to post a nasty rant like this in future then at least try and not so obviously contradict yourself as you've done in the bib.

Like A Star 10-07-2013 13:44

Quote:

Originally Posted by dee123 (Post 66971587)
Huh? Like they were going to get any info anyway.

It's the principal of trying to prank a hospital, though.

kaybee15 10-07-2013 13:52

So this woman is actually trying to make money from the death of Jacintha Saldanha, which she helped cause?

Classy.

jeffiner1892 10-07-2013 13:56

Quote:

Originally Posted by dee123 (Post 66971587)
Huh? Like they were going to get any info anyway.

Even if they did it wasn't Jacinta Saldanha who gave it to them.

Given they supported her colleague she's within her rights to expect the same level of support.

dee123 10-07-2013 14:05

Quote:

Originally Posted by kaybee15 (Post 66972639)
So this woman is actually trying to make money from the death of Jacintha Saldanha, which she helped cause?

Classy.

How exactly does one do that on the other side of the world?

milliejo 10-07-2013 14:06

Didn't Jacinta Salandar also have the right to a safe working environment....The prank phone call which was broadcast around the world, violated that and her privacy, let alone that privacy of the Duchess...

nanscombe 10-07-2013 14:14

Quote:

Originally Posted by kaybee15 (Post 66972639)
So this woman is actually trying to make money from the death of Jacintha Saldanha, which she helped cause?

Classy.

'I hold radio DJs responsible, make them pay for my mortgage': The suicide note left by nurse who hanged herself over Kate Middleton hospital prank call


Quote:

..She even said they should pay the mortgage for the Bristol home where her accountant husband Benedict Barboza, 49, and children Junal, 17, and Lisha, 14, still live.
As you say, classy. Or just extortion?


Quote:

Originally Posted by Like A Star (Post 66970829)
Between the guy DJ getting an award and now this I'm starting to think these two really are vile and deserve all the abuse they get. [ How utterly horrid they come across.

Saying that people deserve death threats, now that is pretty low and brainless, probably horrid too.

lexi22 10-07-2013 14:42

Although I thought that was awful, placing that degree of guilt on 2 people already hung, drawn and quartered for the part they played in all this, I wouldn't say extortion, more the actions of an unstable woman who didn't want to live (let's not forget her previous failed suicide bids) and unfortunately allowed this incident to somehow 'justify' her taking her own life.

Mel Grieg in particular has borne the brunt of this and I hope she gets a satisfactory outcome from her case against the radio station.

Like A Star 10-07-2013 14:47

Quote:

Originally Posted by nanscombe (Post 66973058)



Saying that people deserve death threats, now that is pretty low and brainless, probably horrid too.

Oh, quite. I wish I could edit my post because I didn't really mean to take my reaction that far. I do think any grief they get at this point they have brought on themselves. I felt sympathy until one of them won an award but now I just don't care if people get upset at them again.

barneyboy 10-07-2013 14:59

No money should be paid out for this either way. The nurse is dead. If any money comes from this 'oh so funny' prank it should go to the nurses family, not the prank caller. She's a disgrace.

kaybee15 10-07-2013 15:00

Quote:

Originally Posted by dee123 (Post 66972884)
How exactly does one do that on the other side of the world?

By publicly humiliating her in front of millions of people, giving no regard to how she may react. By giving no consideration to how her employment may be affected by their 'joke'.The DJs obviously did not intend for Jacinda to take her own life, nor could even foresee it, but surely must have realised that such a prank could cause deep embarrassment for her and possible disciplinary measures at work?

be more pacific 10-07-2013 15:01

Quote:

Originally Posted by Like A Star (Post 66973744)
Oh, quite. I wish I could edit my post because I didn't really mean to take my reaction that far. I do think any grief they get at this point they have brought on themselves. I felt sympathy until one of them won an award but now I just don't care if people get upset at them again.

Why should Michael Christian's award affect what you think of Mel Grieg who is, after all, the one who has kept a low profile? Utterly illogical.:confused:

kaybee15 10-07-2013 15:07

The balance of the woman's mind was disturbed - it generally is when people commit suicide. It comes across as crass, yes, but I seriously doubt she killed herself just to get the two DJ's to pay off her house. The same article you linked to also states that the radio station is donating/has donated 350'000 to her family, so any money Mel Greig makes out of this classless lawsuit is unlikely to go to Jacinda's family, or indeed mortgage company. Greig is a grown woman, with the ability to make her own decisions. Suing her employers on the basis of 'well, you let me do it!' sounds like something a five-year-old would come up with.


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 00:03.