Canadian radio host Mike Bullard is being accused of harassing City TV journalist Cynthia Mulligan.
Bullard left his job at Newstalk 1010 following numerous charges against him, stemming from a relationship he had with the City TV reporter. Among the five charges are: criminal harassment, obstruction of justice and breaching conditions to stay away from the woman.
The former “Open Mike” host said, in an interview on Monday, the charges were a result of a “bad breakup”: “I phoned her twice after we broke up… OK, maybe I called her three or four times.” The Star reports that Bullard allegedly sent his ex-girlfriend hundreds of text messages.
Arthur Stern, the accused’s lawyer, said his client is receiving counselling and asked media to show: “the type of sensitivity he needs to deal with his personal issues, which he is doing in the best interests of everyone.”
Bullard and Mulligan dated for about seven months, before the latter ended their relationship this past June. The first set of charges were laid against Bullard after Mulligan complained to police, fearing “for her personal safety.”
The former Newstalk 1010 host told The Star that he has nothing left: “I’m going through hell right now. It’s something I didn’t do.” He is due in court on Wednesday.