Boss of prank call radio station dismisses suicide over prank call


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The Independent Online

The chairman of the parent firm which owns 2Day FM, the Australian radio station behind a royal prank call that led to a nurse killing herself, was criticised after dismissing the outcome as “shit happens”.

Max Moore-Wilton at Southern Cross Media played down the death of Jacintha Saldanha, 46, last December, as he spoke to shareholders at an AGM in Melbourne.

He reportedly said yesterday: “These incidents were unfortunate. But in the immortal words of someone whose identity I cannot recall, shit happens.”

Ms Saldanha died after she was tricked into transferring a call to the Duchess of Cambridge’s nurse.