Jason Hoppy, the ex-husband of “Real Housewives of New York” star Bethenny Frankel has been arrested for reportedly stalking and harassing the reality star.
People reports Hoppy was arrested on Friday, Jan. 27 after Frankel, 46, alleged that her ex-husband had arrived to their six-year-old daughter Bryn’s school uninvited and yelled “I will destroy you,” at Frankel.
A spokeswoman for the NYPD tells People the complaint came after a letter of cease and desist was sent to Hoppy in November of last year: “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.”
“On Friday, Jan. 27, Hoppy approached Frankel and a friend at her child’s school at around 8:15 a.m. and tried to provoke a fight,” the police spokeswoman said. “He said, ‘I will destroy you, you can get all the lawyers you want, you’ve been warned.”
Following the incident, Hoppy was arrested with harassment in the first degree and stalking in the fourth degree.
Hoppy’s attorney, Robert C. Gottlieb, released a statement to People regarding the incident of his arrest: “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.”
The Skinnygirl mogul has been very open in discussing her ongoing issues with her ex-husband and their divorce. “I feel like I’m on the 18th hole of the golf round now. I feel like we’re here,” Frankel said in April to People. “I feel like I survived something. When it all shakes down, I’ll be a woman who has not kind of just felt backed into a corner. I stayed strong and I did what was best for myself, my daughter, for women.”
The “RHONY” star announced her split from Hoppy in December of 2012 after just three years of marriage. Frankel has not commented on Hoppy’s arrest at this time.