Duchess of Cambridge hoax call nurse found dead

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  1. the_ultimate_evil CURSE YOU GIN MONKEY.

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    for the ones who dont know 2 Australian radio dj's put on the worst queen and charles impressions and got put through to kates private line. that was a few days ago now this "suicide"
     
  2. The Question Objectivism doesn't work.

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    If you're implying the royal family had a woman murdered for falling for a prank and connecting a call from the wrong person, that's completely ridiculous.
     
  3. the_ultimate_evil CURSE YOU GIN MONKEY.

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    it was kinda implied in jest only. you know people will have conspiracy theorys about royalty and this is ripe for people like that
     
  4. The Question Objectivism doesn't work.

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    Yeah. People tend to forget that these days, the royal family has about as much power in the UK as Mr. Met has over the New York Mets. They really are just the national mascot.


    Anyway, horrible what happened to the nurse.
     
  5. The Infernal Mky Mk

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    This is certainly a bizarre one. I've seen it on the news a few times, no real details (if any) about her death. They've largely been focusing on her connection to Kate Middleton and that no one from the Royal family had actually complained, but had actually offered the hospital their support. Prince Charles was seen joking something along the lines of "don't you know, I have a radio station?" when asked about it (before the death of the nurse, obviously).

    Apparently the two dj's are suspended until further notice from the radio station.
     
  6. Sawyer High King

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    Damn... all this, just because of one prank phone call.
     
  7. Duran Man The Seventh Stranger

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    Does anyone know where I can listen to the prank?

    EDIT: I just heard a bit of it. I thought it was funny. It's a shame that nurse took it so seriously.
     
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  8. The Infernal Mky Mk

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    That's just it. We don't know. Actual details are scarce. I'd be pretty surprised if it was, the Royal's didn't complain and the nurse wasn't disciplined according to the hospital's official statement.

    Maybe I'm missing something, but I've yet to see details reported anywhere that she took her own life and that it was due to the prank call. From what I've seen of the news reports they've all left out any real details about her death (though I imagine at this early stage they're possibly still confirming things or aren't privy to some details).
     
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  9. Spade Seeking new challengers

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    I get the outrage, but not the subtle game of hot potato people are playing. So on Wednesday, this prank exposed gross incompetence on the hospital's part, and they needed to re-evaluate their policies on confidentiality, possibly sacking some nurses if need be. Now, after someone has senselessly died as a result of the scrutiny this brought, it's a horrible tragedy and only the shock jocks and their station are at fault here? Surely it has nothing to do with the hype that's turned a pregnancy into an international blitz for the next scoop? It's passing the buck.
     
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    I just listened to the tape. Those were some extremely phony impersonations. Can't believe anyone would actually fall for those.

    Shows that the hospital seems to have some obvious incompetency issues. It's sad that someone died because all of this.
     
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  11. antsman41 Belongs To Prince

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    We need Freddie Lyon on the case...
     
  12. bullets bang bang

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    I just had surgery this week and the nurse had me set-up a password for security. If someone called to ask about my condition they needed to say the password.

    I'm surprised this wasn't done for The Duchess of all people. I guess the receptionist was too starstruck. :facepalm:
     
  13. The Infernal Mky Mk

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    Receptionist wasn't there. The nurse in question picked up the phone in her absence, she wouldn't have known the protocol. Though saying that the news did mention that the protocol with the Royals shouldn't have allowed for that and that any information should have came through the police that were there.
     
  14. Pink Ranger The North Remembers

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    The radio prank was juvenile, but radio stations across the entire English-speaking world do this 24 hours a day. I don't think anybody could reasonably tie the prank to the cause of death directly.
     
  15. Schlosser85 Registered

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    Am I missing something, or is everyone baselessly assuming this woman committed suicide because of....what....embarrassment at falling for a prank call??
     
  16. The Infernal Mky Mk

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    I think that's what people are assuming. Thing is the news aren't giving any idea of how she died, but I can see how people are getting the impression since the narrative does focus quite heavily on the connection to the hospital and the prank and little else.

    Also I heard the radio station's webpage is being bombarded with hostile messages aimed at the station and the DJ's (who are on indefinite suspension and are being offered counseling). I have to wonder just how many of those sending their hatemail have any connection to the story or actually know the full details themselves. I'm guessing, precious few.
     
  17. bullets bang bang

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    Yes. I don't think we'll ever know why she really did it. I would assume fear of losing her job and shame from the incident could of been the last draw , but like The Infernal was saying , there's not much to go on.
     
  18. The Infernal Mky Mk

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    Well as I was saying earlier, the news on tv aren't really mentioning the circumstances of her death. However I've just been to the shops and The Sun newspaper are reporting it as a suicide, so I expect they're pretty sure on it since they've plastered that headline all over their front page.

    Though that does feel somewhat at odds with the BBC showing interviews with her family in India where they state that even they are in the dark as to what has happened.
     
  19. JJJ's Ulcer Registered

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    If she killed herself over this, she would have killed herself over something else eventually. The prank call was the trigger, but she was probably already suicidal.

    I love the media's hypocrisy in pouncing all over the Aussie DJs just 15 years after some aggressive paparazzi directly or indirectly caused Diana's fatal car crash in that Paris tunnel. That's real blood on hands.
     
  20. Optimus_Prime_ Registered

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    Kate Middleton has soon nice lady boobs.
     
  21. Spade Seeking new challengers

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    If you approach this with logic, it makes no sense to kill yourself over this. But suicide's an emotive act. Logic doesn't always apply.

    Pretty much.
     
  22. Mace Dolex Powerful User

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    So the nurse that answered the phony call committed suicide, right?

    I haven't listened to the prank call or know if it's been leaked but was the phony call praising the hospital staff or were they unhappy with them?
     
  23. Spade Seeking new challengers

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    Neither. The hosts posed as Elizabeth and Charles to find out Middleton's condition. They made fun of the hospital staff later for not realizing it was a prank.
     
  24. Lencho01 Shazoogle! Shazoogle!

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    http://news.yahoo.com/nurse-died-kate-hoax-call-india-112732051.html

     
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    she obviously wasn't perfectly right in the head to begin with.
     

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