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Australian royal prank DJ settles case, resigns

Published on Dec 5, 2013 3:48 PM

SYDNEY (AFP) - An Australian DJ whose royal prank call to a London hospital resulted in the suicide of a nurse has settled her workplace lawsuit with the network and resigned.

Mel Greig also won a public concession from her employer, Southern Cross Austereo, that she had not been responsible for broadcasting the call and had suggested it be edited before being aired.

"Mel Greig wishes to make it clear that, as an announcer, she was not responsible for the decision to broadcast the hoax call," Austereo said in a statement published late Wednesday.

"Prior to the call being broadcast she made suggestions for changes to be made to the recording of the call. (Sydney radio station) 2Day FM decided that the call should be broadcast without alteration."

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