Mel Greig to appear at inquest
Mel Greig has been granted permission to appear at the inquest into the death of nurse Jacintha Saldanha.
Mel's lawyers, Slater & Gordon, said in a statement :-
"Ms Saldanha's suicide was a devastating tragedy and Ms Greig’s thoughts have been with the family ever since.
"Ms Greig fully understands their need for answers, which is why she has taken this step to appear as an individual at the inquest.
"She is determined to address any questions surrounding her role in these tragic events as part of the inquest.
"Ms Greig wants the family to know she will answer any questions the coroner or the family’s lawyers may have at the inquest."
Mel has said she will make no further comment until the inquest.
Meanwhile, 3AW's Neil Mitchell has commented on Mel's decision saying:
"She didn't have to, she could've avoided it. I think she's doing the right thing and the decent thing, and I admire her for it."
Mrs Saldanha's husband and teenage children said they "welcomed" Greig's appearance.
"The family feel this will give them the opportunity to ensure that all relevant parties are before the inquest, including the hospital, the DJs and the radio station."
MC, who is now back on-air at Fox FM, has decided not to appear.
The inquest was supposed to start this week but has been postponed until September 12.
The story regarding the suicide note blaming Mel & MC can be seen here.
For support and information about suicide prevention call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or www.beyondblue.org.au