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Bethenny Frankel’s ex Jason Hoppy arrested for stalking

by Ellen Killoran

The angry ex violated a cease and desist order

The ex-husband of Real Housewives of New York star Bethenny Frankel has been arrested after showing up to their daughter’s school and allegedly shouting threats at his multimillionaire former wife.

Jason Hoppy, who appeared on The Real Housewives of New York for multiple seasons while dating and subsequently married to Frankel, reportedly violated a November cease and desist order when he showed up to their six-year-old daughter’s school on Friday. There, according to the New York Post, he shouted “I will destroy you” at his ex. The couple were married in 2010 and divorced in 2013, launching a bitter custody battle and a fight over Frankel’s significant assets.

According to both the Post and TMZ, Hoppy has allegedly been harassing his ex and her new boyfriend, Dennis Shields, for over a year with aggressive emails. A NYPD spokesperson confirmed to Page Six the post that Hoppy’s harassing calls and emails have continued even after a cease and desist letter was sent in November. She sent the following statement:

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.’

Hoppy was charged with multiple counts of harassment and stalking, and is reportedly denying the charges.

“There are no words to express how saddened Mr. Hoppy is over his ex-wife’s unjustified actions,” Hoppy’s attorney told the Post. “His only concern is his daughter and intends to vigorously fight these false charges.”

 

 

Photo: Associated Press

Ellen is a seasoned journalist and former media & entertainment reporter with a taste for true crime. Formerly a senior editor at IBTimes, her work has appeared in Forbes, Rolling Stone, Maxim, NYMag, Indiewire, and more. She co-produced the HBO documentary "Youth Knows No Pain" and appeared in a documentary series that aired alongside the Lifetime movie "Manson's Lost Girls."