Melinda Karlsson, the wife of Ottawa Senators captain Erik Karlsson, is accusing the longtime girlfriend of one of her husband’s teammates of launching a months-long cyberbullying attack that continued in the weeks following the death of the couple’s unborn son, Axel, on March 19.
On May 4, Karlsson filed an application for a peace bond to an Ottawa, Canada, court, alleging that Monika Caryk — fiancée of Senators forward Mike Hoffman — had sent her hundreds of messages over social media using fake accounts (also known as burner accounts) in order to harass her and her husband since November 2017.
Some of the comments even expressed hope that the couple’s son would die, and that Erik would experience a serious injury so he could no longer play, the Ottawa Citizen first reported. Hoffman has denied the allegations on behalf of himself and his fiancée.
“Monika Caryk has uttered numerous statements wishing my unborn child dead. She also uttered that she wished I was dead and that someone should ‘take out’ my husband’s legs to ‘end his career,” Karlsson reportedly wrote in the application for a peace bond, which requires a person to be on good behavior during a period of time, and refrain from any criminal offenses. “Monika Caryk has posted over 1000 negative and derogatory statement about me as a professional.”
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The couple claim the harassment continued after baby Axel died just weeks before his due date in mid-April. After the couple announced the heartbreaking news, Erik, 28, took to Instagram to thank fans and the hockey community for the support they received after the tragedy. While the post was filled with well-wishers, one negative comment, posted by Instagram user @sandydandy45, stood out.
“I feel bad for the baby he didn’t have a chance with Melinda popping pain killer medication everyday,” read the comment, according to the Ottawa Citizen.
The nasty message from the now-deactivated account prompted Erik to respond.
“How dare you,” he wrote back. “You have been making fake accounts and buying hacked ones for months to harass me and my wife but this is an all new low even for you. You are a disgusting person.”
Hoffman denied the allegations on behalf of Caryk to the Ottawa Citizen.
“There is a 150 per cent chance that my fiancée Monika and I are not involved in any of …
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