Bethenny Frankel continues to accuse her ex-husband Jason Hoppy of stalking and harassment. But Jason is asking the court to dismiss the charges against him.
Jason was in court on Tuesday after being arrested in January. During the hearing, he was arraigned on several additional stalking charges, as well. Jason's lawyer also filed a motion to dismiss the charges, but the case was adjourned until August 8.
Back in November, Bethenny alleged that Jason was sending her and her then-boyfriend Dennis Shields threatening emails. She then sent Jason a cease-and-desist letter on November 22, but the messages didn't stop. So he was arrested after confronting Bethenny at their daughter Bryn's school.
"The complainant said Hoppy had sent numerous emails and FaceTime calls numbering in the hundreds after a cease and desist letter was sent on Nov. 22, 2016," a police spokesperson told People at the time. "On Friday, Jan. 27, [Jason] approached [Bethenny] 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.'"
People has since revealed more details about the lead-up to Jason's arrest. In her court documents, Bethenny revealed several threatening emails she got from her ex before sending the cease-and-desist letter. On August 31 of last year, she allegedly received a text that read, "Despite your games, I’ll never let you do to me what your mother did to your father. I’ll never go away."
Bethenny eventually started accusing Jason of harassment. He then allegedly emailed her on October 10, "You left me no choice but to go to extremes and include your staff and current boyfriend…to try and get through to you." He also supposedly sent her a second email the next day that read, "Your definition of harassment is comical. I will continue to communicate with you as I see fit."
On November 8, Bethenny emailed Jason and asked him to end his communication with her. He allegedly replied by demanding to meet her in person and requesting a copy of her life insurance policy.
That then led to the cease-and-desist letter a few weeks later. But Bethenny says Jason continued to harass her, sending 160 emails between the date of the letter and the date of his arrest in January.
Jason's lawyer, however, has maintained from the start that the allegations aren't true. "There are no words to express how saddened Mr. Hoppy is over his ex-wife’s unjustified actions," his attorney Robert C. Gottlieb said at the time. "His only concern is his daughter and intends to vigorously fight these false charges."
Indeed, Jason rejected a plea offer back in March. During that hearing, the judge also forbid Jason from having any contact with Bethenny.
Bethenny Frankel and Jason Hoppy separated in 2012 after two years of marriage. And their divorce was incredibly contentious. They fought over alimony payments and custody of Bryn. The split was finally finalized in 2016, but Bethenny says her nightmare has just continued since then.
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