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    Hospital nurse found dead after taking prank call on Catherine

    Hospital nurse found dead after prank call on Catherine - CNN.com

    London (CNN) -- A nurse at the hospital that was duped by a prank call from two Australian radio DJs concerning Prince William's pregnant wife, Catherine, has apparently committed suicide, the hospital confirmed Friday.

    The nurse "was recently the victim of a hoax call," King Edward VII Hospital said in a media statement.

    The DJs impersonated Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles in the prank call, in which some details of the Duchess of Cambridge's condition and care were given.
    Really?

    Should charges be pressed here?

    What's the big deal? Is something like this "big" enough to kill yourself over?

    What responsibility do the DJ's have?


    DJ's from a completely different country by the way.

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    Re: Radio DJ Prank leads to Suicide

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Hospital nurse found dead after prank call on Catherine - CNN.com

    Really?

    Should charges be pressed here?

    What's the big deal? Is something like this "big" enough to kill yourself over?

    What responsibility do the DJ's have?


    DJ's from a completely different country by the way.
    Well, when they do a psychological autopsy on the nurse, they'll probably find out that he/she desperately needed his job and thought he'd lost it.

    While the DJs were idiots, they broke no laws. Just a very unfortunate set of circumstances. HOWEVER, if I were their employers, I'd fire their asses immediately.
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    Re: Radio DJ Prank leads to Suicide

    Sad .

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    Re: Radio DJ Prank leads to Suicide

    Methinks there had to be deeper issues.

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    Re: Radio DJ Prank leads to Suicide

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    Sad .
    That pretty much says it all.

    It's time for the Brits to dump their royalty.

    then, they could worship "celebrities" like we do on this side of the pond.
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    Re: Radio DJ Prank leads to Suicide

    She probably had issues to begin with. However, given the timing, I suspect the prank itself in addition to all of the media attention, being laughed at and harsh criticism from some pushed her over the edge.

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    Re: Radio DJ Prank leads to Suicide

    I think there might be more to the story....
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    Re: Radio DJ Prank leads to Suicide

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Perhaps. After all, what happens to you when you yell FIRE in a crowed room and there isnt one?
    I think it could be interpreted the same.

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    Re: Radio DJ Prank leads to Suicide

    I guess she was suicided.

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    Re: Radio DJ Prank leads to Suicide

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Should charges be pressed here?
    I would have thought so. I gather that they misrepresented themselves to access an individual's personal medical information and proceeded to broadcast that information on the radio. If that doesn't encompass a criminal offence, it certainly should do. The jurisdictional issues could be a complication but that's really just a matter of whether the offences should be prosecuted in the UK or Australia.

    I certainly believe that if they'd done the same thing to a random member of the public rather than "a celebrity", they'd be on remand already.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    What's the big deal? Is something like this "big" enough to kill yourself over?
    The nurse clearly made a mistake which would have had consequences to her job and career. Obviously suicide never makes sense but that doesn't stop people doing it.

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