The sister of one of the most recognizable athletes on the planet testified in court after being the victim of years of online harassment.
Eugenie Bouchard's sister, Charlotte, reported for the first time the police harassment in September 2017 before the alleged perpetrator was arrested in February 2018.
Charlotte, 23, testified in court for more than an 'now, describing in detail what he went through, according to the Montreal CTV.
The messages of 40-year-old Danny Arsenault began in 2014. He is accused of sending thousands of messages to Bouchard and is accused of "systematically harassing" the star's sister.
Speaking after her day in court, Bouchard said that while she did not "have any comment", she was "very happy to have done it with this"
She reiterated those words when she posted an 'image' on his personal Twitter account showing her surrounded by reporter with the picture captured with the following words.
"Thanks for all the positive messages, even if I did not answer, I see you", wrote Bouchard.
"I am proud of myself facing this fact and taking action against my harassment online.
" I really hope my case serves as an example and can help anyone who is going through it. .
"Please remember, you DO NOT have to be a victim. If it's happening to you, talk, go to the authorities, do something about it.
" I know it's not easy, but please do not shut up! We can put an end to this. "
The preliminary hearing was postponed due to the main suspect suffering from a disease which means that Arsenault is free on bail until February 21st.