If The Real Housewives of New York star Bethenny Frankel was expecting peace and quiet after finalizing her years-long divorce, she was very wrong. Bethenny’s battle with her ex-husband rages on and boiled over and ended with Jason Hoppy arrested for stalking and harassment on Friday!
If you’ll recall, last November Bethenny’s boyfriend threatened legal action against Jason for sending harassing and horrible message about Bethenny. It seems things have not simmered down and that cease and desist did nothing to resolve the hostility.
This morning Jason was arrested after showing up at their daughter Bryn’s school and allegedly threatening Bethenny. He was arrested after the incident and was charged with aggravated harassment in the first degree, harassment in the second degree and stalking in the fourth degree.
An NYPD spokesperson told Page Six, “The complainant said Hoppy had sent numerous emails and FaceTime calls numbering in the hundreds after a cease and desist letter was sent on November 22, 2016. On Friday, January 27, the suspect approached her and a friend at her child’s school at around 8:15 a.m. and tried to provoke a fight. He said, ‘I will destroy you, you can get all the lawyers you want, you’ve been warned.’”
Jason‘s attorney denies the allegations. Robert C. Gottlieb told Page Six, “There are no words to express how saddened Mr. Hoppy is over his ex-wife’s unjustified actions. His only concern is his daughter and intends to vigorously fight these false charges.”
It sounds like there were witnesses at the school and if there were hundreds of emails, that would be some pretty solid proof of harassment, no? I guess they’ll have to wait for Jason‘s day in court to hash it all out. Do you think they’ll be able to keep the court hearings private?
UPDATE: Bethenny was granted a six month restraining order. Jason is prevented from communicating with Bethenny and also from being near her home and work. He also cannot attempt to contact her through third parties (presumably her boyfriend Dennis). According to TMZ, “The only exception for Hoppy is if a judge allows him access at the various locations to facilitate the custody arrangement.”
TELL US – DO YOU BELIEVE JASON IS HARASSING BETHENNY? WILL THESE TWO EVER FIND PEACE AND CO-PARENT HAPPILY?
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