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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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76.

Bri    

Sad individuals blood on your hands....

627 days ago
77.

BC    

why would someone kill themselves over a hoax? Doesnt make sense.

627 days ago
78.

Blue Lake    

What's up with you TMZ? Blame the hospital,not the DJs.

627 days ago
79.

♥TMZ but ...    

they didn't mean any real harm
the nurse was mentally ill
the hospital officials likely treated the nurse badly

627 days ago
80.

Rika    

I'd have been been bragging as well, a crap prank that was pulled off, and I'd be feeling no guilt either.

627 days ago
81.

mdiggalo    

Oh, so TMZ is suddenly a self-righteous outfit concerned about a celebrity's privacy? Pass the irony, please.

627 days ago
82.

Elizabeth    

This is not a big issue quit making it

627 days ago
83.

Debbie    

Why in the world would she kill herself...there must of been other issues. Stop blaming the dj's,..stupid prank...but, harmless.

627 days ago
84.

KCINDY    

Something else was going on in that woman's life! Setup a fund for her children "maybe" stop giving that sad issue media attention!

627 days ago
85.

Yaya12    

Stop turning an ant hill into a mountain TMZ!

627 days ago
86.

Grace    

maybe its because the queen is hotter and richer than you are...i guess this is what poor white trash in australia do for fun

627 days ago
87.

NYKnickFan    

For someone to kill themselves over a prank call ....means she had a lot other issues going on ... I won't hold them 100% responsible...she knew the policy ..and the hospital most likely spazzed on her for transferring the call in the first place ...

627 days ago
88.

All Heart    

They should be drawn & quartered, with the scraps fed to stray dogs. Anything left should be burned.

627 days ago
89.

noneofyourbusiness    

The decision to take her life was hers. What she did to someone else's potential joke was her responsibility. The Hospital didn't fire her or reprimand her, the Royals didn't scold or demand her to be fired - they never even said anything (so they say). Was the joke wrong - yes. Humiliating - yes. But in the end the nurse chose to take her life and leave her husband and kids. No one else.

627 days ago
90.

morgan    

Those DJs are NOT responsible for that woman's death. People who think otherwise are stupid.

627 days ago
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