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Aussie DJ

Bragged About Royal Prank

BEFORE Nurse Suicide

12/9/2012 2:17 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1209-royal-mel-greig-tmzThe Australian DJ who pretended to be Queen Elizabeth II in a prank phone call ... BRAGGED about her accomplishment on Facebook ... right before the nurse who answered the call committed suicide.

TMZ obtained a screenshot of Mel Greig's Fbook page taken Friday evening in Australia ... a.k.a. BEFORE news broke that Jacintha Saldanha -- the nurse duped by Greig and her co-host -- had been found dead in London.

The post reads ... "Why is it that I can impersonate the queen to get private royal information but no one believes I'm the queen for a free champagne whilst out?"

Greig attached a pic to the post -- of herself and another chick, smiling and hanging out at a bar.

We reached out to Mel's rep for comment ... who said (again), "No one could have ever predicted the tragic sequence of events that followed the prank call."

As TMZ previously reported ... Greig and her co-host Michael Christian shut down their Facebook and Twitter pages immediately after the nurse's death -- and suspended their gig at the station.



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Lissy7    

This is the hospitals fault not these poor djs. Damn seriously.. The outcome is unfortunate but they are not to blame.

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dblonde2000    

No one could have foreseen the outcome of the prank. The dj's were probably the envy of the radio world. It wasn't a malicious prank. They can't b blamed for something that NO ONE could have imagined happening.

681 days ago
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Lissy7    

Ps not blaming hospital or djs for the nurses suicide. She must have had deeper issues to do something like that.

681 days ago
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shonbonjovi    

Its fishy that no one inher family thought this nurse was suicidal. her husband has been kept from the body...she has a teenaged daughter (moms of teens are immune to embarassmnt) they immediately closed the case without investigation....i smell a rat

681 days ago
35.

Ronni    

It was a funny gag. Nurse probably had mental issues. No one's fault.

681 days ago
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Fuck Off TMZ    

I don't get why this is even a story? She said hello and transferred the call. Why would that cause someone to kill themselves. Seriously?

681 days ago
37.

JiLL1    

The rage against these 2 is so over the top. It's horrible that this lady committed suicide but she clearly had other issues going on.

681 days ago
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jacobchris    

ALL YOU DREMA QUEEN LOSERS need to get a life !! that prank would npt even = a 2 on the mean prank meter. If that nurse was that F* * * *ED in the head that she killed herself over that 4 second call she was already doomed. give those dj's a break for christ sakes. the U.S. has turned into a nation of whimps :(

681 days ago
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spankme67    

What if the dj's succeeded and got through to Kate herself

681 days ago
40.

Kimjan    

Shut up with airing the call. Have a little respect. Someone had died

681 days ago
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shonbonjovi    

What if she didnt kill herself. look at the facts ppl!!!!

681 days ago
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AnaLucia    

the djs are not responsible, everyone does pranks. i'd say that it's the royal family's fault. t's obvious that English people are terrified of them and the pressure that they have over people is heavier than we think

681 days ago
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bc    

TMZ - you are complete pieces of sh*t right now. Quit fueling an unnecessary flame. The nurse killed herself because she had problems, screwing up at her job was her fault, but not a reason to kill yourself.

681 days ago
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tgrfan42069    

lol got to love how media always has to find someone to blame for another persons actions.by this logic if i bump into someone at a store and do not say sorry.then the person goes home and offs themselves because of it.that means i am a bad person and should be locked away.ariel winter and this story is all tmz seems to care about these days.always latching on to something and beating it to death.

681 days ago
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CarneyIsGod    

The whole station bragged about it. I was listening to the radio I think a day later or something (i didn't even know about the prank till I heard it all over the news) and one of the other DJ's in a different time slot said: 'You won't believe what prank we were able to pull off, we were a big part of it and we're taking credit for it, we'll have that coming up soon' And the DJ's name who said that was Em Rusciano. Her Twitter is @EmRusciano

681 days ago
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