Bethenny Frankel’s Ex-Husband Jason Hoppy Arrested for Stalking and Harassment
Bethenny Frankel’s ex-husband Jason Hoppy was arrested in New York after he appeared outside of their 6-year-old daughter’s school in Manhattan on Friday to threaten Frankel and her current boyfriend Dennis Shields.
“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,” an NYPD spokesperson confirmed in a statement to Page Six. “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.’”
Hoppy was arrested hours later and was charged with aggravated harassment in the first degree, harassment in the second degree and stalking in the fourth degree.
Hoppy and Frankel were married for two years until they ended their relationship in 2012. While caught in a custody battle over their daughter Bryn, they were forced to share the same apartment.
Page Six reports that Hoppy has been sending “vicious emails” to Shields. In response, Shields sent a legal letter to Hoppy accusing him of sending dozens of emails with “increasing frequency and hostility.” These emails accused Frankel of being “ugly, old and irrelevant” and Shields of being just a part of her “revolving door of men.”
Hoppy’s divorce attorney and Frankel’s spokeswoman declined to comment. Hoppy’s attorney 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.”