Bethenny Frankel’s ex-husband Jason Hoppy has been arrested, a law enforcement source in the New York Police Department claimed to Access Hollywood on Tuesday.
The source told Access Hollywood that NYPD arrested Hoppy Friday afternoon at his New York residence on charges of Harassment and Stalking.
Multiple reports cite the alleged victim as Hoppy’s ex-wife and “Real Housewives of New York” star Bethenny Frankel.
The source claimed Hoppy allegedly followed her to her workplace, and bombarded her with numerous emails, phone calls and Facetime calls. There have also been reports of an incident outside their daughter’s school, where Hoppy reportedly screamed “I will destroy you” at Frankel.
The law enforcement source told Access that Hoppy was previously advised to stay away in a cease and desist notice from her legal team last November. The source claimed that despite that notice, the alleged harassment continued. The source confirmed that there is only one complainant and that a child is also involved. Frankel and Hoppy co-parent 6-year-old daughter Bryn, following a well-publicized and bitter custody dispute. Their divorce was finalized in July.
Hoppy, according to the source, was taken to New York City Criminal Court following his arrest. Both charges are Class B misdemeanors, which carry no more than three months in jail and no more than $500 in fines.
Hoppy’s attorney denied the allegations, stating to Access Hollywood, “There are no words to express how saddened Mr. Hoppy is over his ex-wife’s unjustified actions. His only concern now as before is his daughter and he intends to vigorously fight these false charges. We will do our talking in the courtroom.”
A rep for Frankel declined to comment at this time.
— Diana Dasrath