The Australian DJ’s who made the prank call to King George VII hospital made a public appearance Monday.
Mel Greig, and Michael Christian both fought back tears as they commented on the suicide of Jacintha Saldanha. They expressed great sorrow for any part they played in her death, and enormous sympathy for her family.
“I’m very sorry and saddened for the family, and I can’t imagine what they’ve been going through,” Greig said on the program “Today Tonight.” Christian described himself as “gutted, shattered and heartbroken.” “For the part we played, we’re incredibly sorry,” Christian said on “Today Tonight.”
They added some defense to their part. They said that before it was aired, it had to pass through a vetting process by the station management. They weren’t exactly sure how it worked, but it exists.
Thousands of damning remarks at the duo were posted on facebook and twitter. They also received several death threats.
They made a formal apology to the Duchess, as well as Prince William, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip.