Michael Christian

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UK to Oz: Maybe Charge the Royal Hoax DJs, OK?

But British police won't be charging them

(Newser) - British police won't be charging the Australian DJs who prank-called a London hospital, pretending to be the queen, with tragic consequences . However, today they asked Australian police to consider criminal charges against Mel Greig and Michael Christian, Reuters reports. British prosecutors found no evidence of wrongdoing under British law,... More »

Australian DJs in Hoax May Face Criminal Charges

Scotland Yard looking into it

(Newser) - The Australian DJs whose royal hoax led to the suicide of a nurse they duped might face criminal charges, reports news.com.au . Scotland Yard says it working with the Crown Protection Service to determine whether any laws were broken, without providing more details. Meanwhile, Australia's media watchdog is... More »

Radio Pranksters Get Death Threats, Bodyguards

Regulator may revoke station's radio license

(Newser) - The Australian radio station involved in the prank call to Kate Middleton's hospital has hired 24-hour bodyguard protection, after getting a number of death threats. About a dozen Southern Cross Austero staffers have been forced to move into hotels, and as many as 10 executives have been assigned personal... More »

Teary Aussie DJs 'Gutted' Over Nurse's Death

Radio station says it tried to contact hospital 5 times before airing recording

(Newser) - Australian DJs Michael Christian and Mel Greig have broken their silence on their royal prank call gone horribly wrong , reports the Guardian , tearfully telling an interviewer that they're "shattered, gutted, heartbroken" over the death of nurse Jacintha Saldanha. "No one could've imagined this to happen,"... More »

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