Former Real Housewives of New York co-star Jason Hoppy has been ordered to have no contact with his ex-wife Bethenny Frankel as part of a court order that could end in the dismissal of stalking and harassment charges.
Us Weekly reports that Hoppy has been issued a six month “stay away” order, meaning that he cannot have any contact with Frankel during that period. If he follows the order and avoids arrest during that time, the charges against him will be dismissed and the case sealed.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Frankel filed a restraining order against Hoppy earlier this year, accusing her ex-husband of “escalating” abuse and “systematic bullying” and claimed he was stalking her. In late January, the RHONY star was granted an order of protection against her ex, which meant he could not contact her or go to her home, workplace, or their daughter’s school for six months.
The stay away order reportedly has similar conditions. Issued on October 23, the court order prohibits Hoppy from having any contact with Frankel, either via phone or email, and he cannot go to her home or her workplace. He also cannot be at their daughter’s NYC school when Frankel is there. The former reality pair have a 7-year-old daughter, Bryn.
If Hoppy violates the terms of the order, he could face criminal charges. If not, the case against him will be dismissed at the end of the six month period.
“We are pleased but not all surprised that the charges were dismissed,” Hoppy’s attorney Alex Spiro told reporters on Monday, according to Us Weekly.
“It is clear from the trajectory of this case that her claims were not substantiated or credited given that their motive was questioned. Mr. Hoppy looks forward to moving on with his life and his daughter.”
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