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Australian Radio Station

Donating $500K in Guilt

Money to Nurse's Family

12/11/2012 6:38 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1211_2day_memorial_fund_Artice_2The Australian radio station responsible for the prank phone call that led to British nurse Jacintha Saldanha's suicide ... is planning to give her family about half a million bucks.

The corporation that owns 2DayFM announced it will donate all the station's advertising profits for the rest of the year to a fund set up to support Saldanha's 2 teenage children and husband.

The company estimates the total donation will be around 320,000 British pounds ... or roughly $500,000.

2DayFM's generous donation comes the day after it pulled the plug on the show that placed the prank call to Kate Middleton's hospital room ... with one of its DJs pretending to be Queen Elizabeth.

Saldanha transferred the call to Kate's room, and was found dead near the hospital a few days later.

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Bea    

I cannot believe there are so many comments against the nurse. Get off your high horse and place yourself in her shoes for a moment. This "prank" placed her in the middle of a media frenzy which no one would wish for....she would have been severely penalized by the hospital, not to mention losing her job, and would not be hired elsewhere for the rest of her life. The media will forever target her and make a big deal of this, as will the Royals' fans. DO you think she would ever have been able to live a normal life again? The tragedy is that she was just an innocent person taken advantage of for someone's idea of a joke.

619 days ago
107.

Di    

I would not have fired them. I just would have made sure that every time they want to do a prank, that it go through the legal department first. Why? Because it's not their fault the nurse killed herself. The woman already had low esteem and emotional issues to begin with. No one in their right mind commits suicide over something like this.

619 days ago
108.

katnickaus    

If the family takes it they are selfish people

618 days ago
109.

Newport Coast Resident    

QUINN you are retarded no offsense. She has a medical disorder. If you are driving and you hit a blind person. Do you say oh he was blind i was following the guidlines and speedlimit. No dude you still have to pay the crime. QUINN you are so dumb

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