Mel Greig and Michael Christian.
One of the Australian DJs linked to the suicide of a
British nurse following last year's royal prank phone call has
resolved her dispute with Austereo, the company said in a
Radio host Mel Greig in July filed a claim against Southern
Cross Austereo with Fair Work Australia, accusing her
employer of failing to maintain a safe workplace.
The claim followed a media storm over a prank phone call that
linked Greig and another DJ to the death of a British woman.
In December last year, Greig and colleague Michael Christian
made a prank call to London's King Edward VII Hospital, where
the Duchess of Cambridge was being treated for severe morning
In the call, Grieg pretended to be the Queen and Christian
posed as Prince Charles.
They rang the hospital and were put through to the Duchess'
ward by nurse Jacintha Saldanha, who later took her own life
after the hoax was widely publicised in the British media.
In a statement released on Wednesday night, Southern Cross
Austereo said the dispute arising from the royal hoax had
been "amicably resolved" and Greig had resigned, effective
from December 31.
The company reiterated its position that recording and
broadcasting the fateful call was "not unlawful" and said
2Day FM decided to broadcast the call despite suggestions
from Greig that it should be changed.
"Prior to the call being broadcast, she made suggestions for
changes to be made to the recording of the call," Austereo
said in a statement.
"2Day FM decided that the call should be broadcast without
The statement said Greig intended to provide a statement to
the UK coroner's inquest and Southern Cross Austereo would