SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – It was a joke gone bad, and now the Australian radio station that aired the infamous prank call, that’s blamed for a nurses suicide, is doing what it can to clear its conscience.
Just one day after their radio show was canceled, Southern Cross Austereo, the parent company of Sydney’s 2Day FM, promised to donate all the money they make from advertisements to a memorial fund for nurse, Jacinthia Saldanha.
The station’s promising the contribution will be no less than $525,000 in hopes that the money will, “Provide the Saldanha family with the support they need at this very difficult time.”
Saldanha’s the nurse who transferred that prank call to the ward where the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, was being treated on a Tuesday. That Friday Saldanha took her own life.
Now, her family will be taking a couple hundred thousand dollars, but a life is invaluable and it won’t bring her back.