NEW YORK, NY - MAY 21: Bethenny Frankel attends the 70th Annual Parsons Benefit at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers on May 21, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/WireImage)

Jason Hoppy Questions Bethenny Frankel’s Parenting In Response To Dennis Shields Death

Jason Hoppy Questions Bethenny Frankel’s Parenting In Response To Dennis Shields Death

It was only a matter of time before Bethenny Frankel’s ex-husband Jason Hoppy used Dennis Shields’ death against her. Considering that he just passed away on Friday August 10 and the funeral was on Monday August 13, Jason made this effort at lightning speed.

Jason is questioning Bethenny’s judgment as a parent in response to Dennis’ untimely passing. He’s also using a Real Housewives of New York episode to build his case. This is just beyond cringeworthy.

According to an article from Page Six, Jason suggested that Bethenny “may have her own substance abuse problems” at a custody hearing on Thursday.

This is what Jason’s lawyer Robert Wallack had to say: “It was reported that he died of an Oxycodone overdose. Our concern is while his death is very sad this raises serious concerns about Ms. Frankel’s parental judgment.” Wow.

Jason’s attorney also told the judge “Dennis Shields spent a great deal of time with Bryn and even cared for Bryn at times when Ms. Frankel wasn’t around.” Who said anything about him even having an addiction? Now they’re throwing out accusations against someone who can’t even defend himself?

The lawyer had the nerve to say, “Considering Mr. Shields’ addiction what does that say about Ms. Frankel’s parenting that she would allow this person to care for her daughter? This doesn’t just constitute a lapse in judgment this was just downright dangerous parenting.”

Apparently Bethenny’s “eyes welled up with tears” at that moment. Of course they did. She just buried a love one and now she’s being slammed as a parent.

Then he cited the May 30 Real Housewives of New York episode as evidence to slam Bethenny’s parenting… again.

Jason’s lawyer said, “She was running around without clothes on and then she passed out and it was said she passed out from mixing Ambien with alcohol. Our concerns are whether Ms. Frankel may have some type of substance abuse problems so we would ask the court to order drug testing of Ms. Frankel to find out whether that’s an issue.”

This episode aired on May 30. It’s August. Where was the “concern” months ago? Just when you thought your ex was the worst, Jason cake through yet again. Will this EVER be a peaceful co-parenting situation?!


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