“Real Housewives of New York” star Bethenny Frankel’s ex-husband Jason Hoppy was arrested for allegedly stalking and harassing her. “Jason Hoppy, a 45-year-old male, was arrested on Friday, January 27, at his residence,” an NYPD spokesperson said Tuesday, adding that he contacted the reality star, “numerous times via email and FaceTime, and approached victim making verbal threats.”
According to Page Six, Hoppy was arrested after he reportedly showed up at their 6-year-old daughter Bryn’s New York City school on Friday to threaten Frankel. During their spat at school, the Hoppy told Frankel that he will “destroy” her. He had previously sent the 46-year-old reality star threatening FaceTime messages and emails.
According to the complaint, Hoppy approached Frankel and her boyfriend Dennis Shields at the school on Jan. 27 and repeatedly stated, “Okay I see. This is how you want to do this. Okay. You can play your game. It doesn’t matter. You can get 10 lawyers. There’s nothing you can do to stop me. You’ll be sorry. You’ve been warned. I can’t help it. She’s pure evil. You’ve been warned. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.”
Hoppy’s attorney Robert C. Gottlieb told the publication. “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.”
Hoppy and Frankel have been in a bitter custody and divorce battle since they split in 2012.