Hoff­man’s fi­ancée won’t sue Karls­son’s wife

Waterloo Region Record - - Sports -

TORONTO — The lawyer for the fi­ancée of for­mer Ot­tawa Sen­a­tors winger Mike Hoff­man says she doesn’t in­tend on su­ing the wife of the team’s for­mer cap­tain, Erik Karls­son, over al­le­ga­tions of cy­ber­bul­ly­ing. Sheila Block says her client Monika Caryk only wants to know the ba­sis of Melinda Karls­son’s al­le­ga­tions: that Caryk wished Karls­son and her un­born child dead and said some­one should in­jure Erik Karls­son’s legs to end his ca­reer. The al­le­ga­tions have not been proven in court, but come from an ap­pli­ca­tion for a peace bond that Karls­son filed against Caryk in May, claim­ing Caryk posted over 1,000 “neg­a­tive and deroga­tory’’ com­ments about her on so­cial me­dia. Block says her client de­nies mak­ing the com­ments and won’t take ac­tion against Karls­son be­cause she be­lieves Karls­son has suf­fered enough. Caryk is, how­ever, seek­ing an or­der to have Karls­son share any ev­i­dence that could lead Caryk to de­ter­mine who made the re­marks. Since the two first be­gan ar­gu­ing over the al­leged com­ments, both play­ers were traded to the Sharks, though Hoff­man was sub­se­quently flipped to the Florida Pan­thers.

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