Bethenny Frankel's custody dispute with ex-husband Jason Hoppy went to trial this week and things got extremely heated with lawyers for each party accusing the other of horrible misdeeds.
Bethenny took the stand to testify against Jason and accused him of threatening her and mocking her in front of their daughter Bryn. She also accused him of refusing to flush the toilet! And pointing out that there was negative PR about her. Cause, like, duh… Anyway the entire experience was traumatic for Bethenny. Umm… excuse me for pointing out the obvious, but isn't the true victim here Bryn?
The couple reconvenes in court next week where Bethenny will be cross-examined and Jason will take the stand. Unfortunately sources say things aren't looking good for Bethenny who is fighting for primary physical custody and sole legal custody while Jason is requesting joint.
The former spouses are locked in a contentious argument that led to bitter finger pointing that frankly (no pun intended) makes both of them look like crappy parents! It was rumored that their attorneys botched up a filing to make the courtroom proceedings private and the press would have free reign – well that appears to be the case!
With both spouses repped by famed divorce attorneys the argument became about who is the biggest famewhore, sadly. Bethenny's attorney Allen Mayefsky portrayed Jason as the vengeful ex, spiteful over losing the limelight when Bethenny filed for divorce, thus ending their reality TV career. Which seems odd considering it was widely reported that Jason refused to sign on for a third season of Bethenny Ever After as Bethenny was already pursuing her talk show (now also canceled).
Could this finally be the end for Bethenny Frankel's on-going divorce and custody battle? It seems like Bethenny and her estranged husband, Jason Hoppy have been going at each other for years….Oh, wait. They have!
Bethenny and Jason separated way back in December 2012. Since then, they have been fighting over everything from their dream home to custody of their 4-year-old daughter Bryn. After months upon months of fighting back and forth, a judge finally ruled this week that a trial is set for next Wednesday. Everybody get ready, cause this could be nasty!
Now here's a sighting as rare as a unicorn! Bethenny Frankel and Jason Hoppy put their bitter divorce and custody issues aside and came together for the sake of their daughter Bryn!
Jason and Bethenny were spotted in NYC yesterday afternoon as they celebrated Bryn's fourth birthday together with friends. Some outlets were grabbing the photos where the former couple look absolutely miserable, but in all honesty, in many of the photos they look relaxed and happy – and so does Bryn.
E! News recently spoke to the Skinnygirl mogul at a Cinco de Mayo party — perfect holiday for the girl who invented the Skinnygirl margarita — where Bethenny opened up about her Mother's Day plans and how she is holding up amidst all the drama. But did she say anything about her rumored romance with Warren Lichtenstein or Michael Cerussi?
Bethenny filed for divorce WAY back in January 2013, but she and her soon-to-be-ex, Jason Hoppy, have been squabbling over money, custody and their luxurious apartment ever since. Now Bethenny has been ordered to cough up $100,000 to his lawyers. The payment is to be subtracted from whatever financial settlement they reach — if they ever reach one.
What do you do when you're a gazillionaire cocktail mogul whose soon-to-be-ex-husband hilariously won't move out of the apartment you share? Well, if you're Bethenny Frankel, you just get a second one so you can have quality time with your douchey new boyfriend daughter.
As Bethenny and Jason Hoppy struggle to come to a settlement agreement, things are getting more and more tense in their abode. I love that Jason is sticking to his guns. Apparently, his parents come to stay almost every weekend, making things all the more cramped, awkward, and humorous!
We were momentarily distracted by his abs until TMZ revealed that Michael A. Cerussi III was accused of rape when he was in college. When Michael, who at 34 is almost a decade younger than BitchyBethenny, was attending Union College in New York another student accused him of raping her.
The victim took her complaints to the school who took them very seriously and expelled Michael. The alleged victim never filed a police report but instead opted to sue Michael in civil court. In return Michael sued both the girl and the school for defamation.