Bethenny Frankel’s ex-husband Jason Hoppy arrested
Bethenny Frankel’s ex-husband Jason Hoppy has been arrested.
The 46-year-old businessman has been charged with allegedly stalking and harassing his ex-wife, also 46, after he reportedly sent a series of abusive emails to the television personality before turning up at their six-year-old daughter Bryn’s school last week where he allegedly told Bethenny he would "destroy" her.
A spokesperson for the New York Police Department told the New York Post’s Page Six column: "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.’"
According to the publication Jason has denied the charges, which amount to aggravated harassment in the first degree, harassment in the second degree, and stalking in the fourth degree.
The news comes after the ‘Real Housewives of New York’ star – who finalised her divorce from Jason last year after splitting in 2012 – admitted the laborious divorce ordeal left her "depressed".
She said: "I was experiencing emotional distress and felt hopeless and a little bit, dare I say, depressed.
"I think that was surprising to women because I’m successful, I have a powerful personality and I was going through my own personal crisis."
And the star claims she is still battling the "bad effects" of her divorce.
She said: "There are still some bad parts that I definitely thought would be gone.
"But the hardest parts have been anything that seems negative for my daughter. Anything that is unnecessarily negative for my daughter is really challenging for me.
"You know, you kind of have to look inside, find your strength."