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Betheny Frankel post Divorce drama

by | Jun 27, 2017 | Child Support, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Firm News

Bethany Frankel the infamous Real Housewife of New York drama continues post divorce and four years later.  She and her ex husband Jason Hoppy are at it again.  This time they are in retraining order Court.  As domestic violence accusations and charges still looms against Hoppy. Not sure who is at fault if Frankel cannot stay out of the spotlight.  Frankel still claims Hoppy is stalking her four years after the divorce.  Hoppy claims this is BS and has filed a motion to dismiss his case.  It is quite common with divorced couples to fight it out after the divorce is over.  It is called post judgment fighting.  Often with children involved who are still minors and money that is still unresolved as in child support or spousal support fighting continues. Also if there is community property that still needs to be divided or named for as in is it separate property or community property divorced couples continues arguing years after the divorce is finalized.

A year post divorce Frankel and Hoppy have restarted their battle. Jason Hoppy was arrested for stalking and harassing Betheny Frankel.  These allegations appear to be serious and criminal in nature.

“A spokesperson for the New York District Attorney’s Office tells PEOPLE that Hoppy was arraigned on additional charges, including one count of stalking in the third degree, another count of stalking in the fourth degree and some additional conduct. The case was adjourned to Aug. 8 for a decision on motions.”  Hoppy is filing motions to dismiss based on the insufficiency of the evidence. These are common motions to be filed in cases such as his.

Hoppy, 46, was arrested on Jan. 27 after the star claimed he threatened her after showing up at their 6-year-old daughter Bryn’s school.  Allegedly Hoppy went to their daughter’s Bryn school and approached Frankel and “tried to provoke a fight.”  Frankel alleged Hoppy had sent her “numerous emails and FaceTime hundreds of calls after a cease and desist letter was sent on Nov. 22, 2016.”

At the time, Hoppy was charged with one count of harassment in the second degree, one count of aggravated harassment in the second degree, and one count of stalking in the fourth degree.  The New York Court issued a restraining order against him at his arraignment.

Hoppy has vehemently denied the allegedly false charges against him.  His former attorney Robert C. Gottlieb made a statement: “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.”

In March of this year the District Attorney and Hoppy attempted to enter a plea deal which is common in criminal proceedings to accept an offer that may be less than if a person lost at trial.  Hoppy did not accept the District attorney’s offer. Probably because it involved him admittting to some sort of criminal behavior which often defendants do not want on their record.

Frankel’s filed a declaration stating the multiple contacts Hoppy has had with her that were claimed to be harassment.  On Aug. 31, 2016, she received a text message from Hoppy stating, “Despite your games, I’ll never let you do to me what your mother did to your father. I’ll never go away.

Frankel alleges that on Oct. 10, 2016, she received an email from Hoppy stating, “You left me no choice but to go to extremes and include your staff and current boyfriend…to try and get through to you.”

She further alleges one day later, on Oct. 11, Frankel alleges that Hoppy sent her another email stating, “Your definition of harassment is comical. I will continue to communicate with you as I see fit.”

Frankel sent him an email on Nov. 8, 2016 requesting that he stop communicating with her, Frankel further alleges that Hoppy sent her repeated emails requesting to meet her in person and provide copies of her life insurance policy.

Her lawyer wrote a letter to Hoppy requesting that he cease and desist all communication with her. From that day through Jan. 27, 2017

Frankel alleges that she received approximately 160 emails from Hoppy.


Frankel argues that the nature and volume Hoppy’s communications, as well as his in-person statements to her and her boyfriend “caused mental and emotional harm and caused me to fear for my safety.”