The custody battle between Bethenny Frankel and her ex-husband Jason Hoppy just keeps getting messier and messier. In August, Jason and his lawyer wanted Bethenny to get drug tested in response to her ex Dennis Shields‘ sudden death.
She went to Dennis‘ funeral and then Jason dragged her into court that same week with his unfounded claims. That’s a whole new low, even for Jason, possibly the worst ex of all time. In our humble opinion, anyway.
Page Six reports that Judge Michael Katz denied Jason’s request to drug test Bethenny and said what we have all been thinking, “There was a tragedy which I think you’re trying to exploit to embarrass Ms. Frankel.”
The judge also found it suspect that Jason wanted to drug test Bethenny immediately after the judge granted her request for a custody trial.
Back in August, Jason’s lawyer Robert Wallack cited the May 30 episode of Real Housewives of New York as evidence, stating that Bethenny “appeared on TV passed out from mixing alcohol with Ambien.” His lawyer had the nerve to say, “If this is what she’s putting out in public, we don’t know what she’s doing in private.”
Bethenny’s lawyer countered with, “She’s on television, she’s entertaining. It’s her livelihood to say, ‘I’m out with friends having a good time.'” Exactly! She made her fortune thanks to her Skinnygirl brand of alcohol and her public life on Real Housewives of New York City and her spinoffs (which Jason was previously perfectly okay with participating in…).
TELL US- IS JASON EXPLOITING DENNIS’ DEATH IN THIS CUSTODY BATTLE? WILL THESE TWO EVER BE ABLE TO AMICABLY CO-PARENT?
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