Mel Grieg Suing Today FM
Mel Grieg who was one of the DJ’s who was behind the royal hospital hoax is now suing the radio station saying it did not provide a safe workplace.
The former The Amazing Race Australia contestant’s star was on the rise in the radio industry when she and fellow DJ Michael Christian rang the hospital where the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge was being treated for severe morning sickness. Their call was put through to the ward and were given an update of her condition. The nurse who put the call through later committed suicide.
Michael Christian is back on the airwaves but it appears Mel is still recovering from the incident and is rebuffing offers of roles at the station.
The Daily Telegraph is reporting:
RELATIONS between radio station 2DayFM and Mel Greig began to break down months ago when the presenter involved in the royal hoax call declined offers to return to work.
Well-placed sources told Sydney Confidential yesterday that Southern Cross Austereo executives had sought a new job for the distressed DJ on the network for six months. Jobs were offered on and off air in February and in production in March.
Greig was repeatedly asked what she would like to do and whether she would like to work in Sydney or her home town of Adelaide. The sources said she declined attempts to get her back in the job in which she had been a star player worthy of a plumb role on Hot30 Countdown show.
Christian returned to work in February but Greig is said to have told bosses she was not ready to work as she was “depressed and fragile”. This week it was revealed Greig’s lawyers, Slater & Gordon, had filed a Fair Work complaint claiming her employer had failed to provide a safe workplace.