The two Australian DJs at the centre of the Royal prank tragedy, which led to the death of nurse Jacintha Saldanha, have reportedly been moved to a safe house following death threats.
Mel Greig and Michael Christian were condemned internationally for the stunt, which saw them gain access to private medical information about Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, by impersonating the Queen and Prince Charles in a 5am call to the King Edward VII hospital in London where she was being treated.
News broke last Friday that the nurse who had transferred the call to the Duchess' ward, Mrs Saldanha, had killed herself resulting in a flurry of criticism and disdain for the two DJs, who had been bragging about the “easiest prank call in the world”.
According to Aussie news site news.co.au, the pair have been given around the clock protection from bodyguards following death threats, aftera letter sent to Christian saying there are “bullets out there with your (Christian's) name on".
It is believed 10 senior staff have now got personal protection costing $75,000 a week and around 12 staff have been moved to hotels following the fall out from the hoax call.
Earlier this week, the two DJs admitted they were “heartbroken” over the death of mother of two, Mrs Saldanha, in a joint interview with Australian Channel 7's Today Tonight.
Christian said: “Our deepest sympathies are with the family and friends of all those affected. Obviously Mel and myself are incredibly sorry for the situation and what’s happened.”
“We hope that they [Mrs Saldanha’s family] are doing OK and they’re getting the love and support that they deserve and need right now.”Get A Bra! LeAnn Rimes Suffers Nip Slip With Husband Eddie Cibrian By Her Side
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