Karlsson’s wife does not have to turn over alleged cyberbullying evidence: judge

By Canadian Press

A judge has denied a request by the fiancee of former Ottawa Senators winger Mike Hoffman to see evidence related to allegations that she harassed and cyberbullied the wife of the team's former captain.

Melinda Karlsson, who is married to former captain Erik Karlsson, had filed an order of protection against Hoffman's fiancee in May, claiming Monika Caryk had posted over 1,000 “negative and derogatory'' comments about her on social media.

Karlsson had given birth to a stillborn child in March and said she and her husband were subject to trolling posts on social media and an anonymous gossip website.

Caryk has denied she posted the comments and sought in a Toronto court to see the evidence Karlsson had allegedly linking her to the posts.

The judge says the information Caryk seeks is best obtained from the websites and service providers where the posts occurred rather than from Karlsson.

The Senators have since traded away both players.

Story by Liam Casey

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