It seems like Bethenny Frankel and Jason Hoppy will always have some sort of ongoing court battle. Today they return to court to fight about Bryn’s custody. She is eight years old and they are still doing this. The vitriol between these two has barely simmered over these eight years only to boil over again and again. This is ridiculous. When will they get tired of this?
Bethenny Frankel Is Asking For Full Custody
Today, Bethenny Frankel is asking for sole custody of Brynn. Jason Hoppy wants the current joint custody agreement to stay in place.
Radar Online appears to be reporting from the courtroom. They report that Bethenny’s lawyer, Allan Mayefsky’s opening remarks included, “Why are we doing this? To protect the child. The father’s behavior before and after their marriage is extremely harmful to Bryn. His abusive behavior towards her not only damages her relationship with her mother, but to everyone else in her life.”
So she is claiming that Jason Hoppy is abusive to Bryn. Bethenny Frankel also either has has a restraining order in place or is requesting one against Jason Hoppy. It’s hard to decipher from this statement by her lawyer.
Bethenny’s Lawyer Alleges Abuse In Opening Statement
Her lawyer continues, ““We need to protect the mother. His anger at her for pursuing this divorce is evident. Frankel requested a criminal restraining order. It continues to this day up until these proceedings.”
Mayefsky dragged out a laundry list of Jason Hoppy’s previous trangression that have all been addressed and dealt with before the current joint custody agreement was reached. This is old news.
Then he vilified Jason for signing up for all of Brynn’s school field trips. “Mr. Hoppy will continue to be controlled by his emotions. His need to sign up for every field trip, and hover her when she is in contact with her mother shows he is out for competitive parenting, not in the best interest of Bryn.” Or, you know, it shows he is an involved father and Bethenny can’t co-parent and just get along with Jason on a fucking field trip.
Then, Jason’s attorney Robert Wallack, made his opening statement:
“On June 4, 2014, the parties entered a custody agreement where they agreed to share joint custody. He admitted his client was “wrong” for his past actions. Simply put he acted in appropriately at times.But there were also times they were arguing over Bryn’s religious beliefs, or phone calls over Bryn. She takes that correspondence and goes to police with the packet of emails and has Jason arrested.
But For the last year, the parties have continued to communicate and it’s worked greatly. Let’s talk about Bryn who turns nine in two months. Bryn is doing great.While Bethenny wants to make it about their relationship and their issues, she is not mentioning that agreement is good for Bryn. Bryn is happy. She enjoys both her mom and her dad. As the saying goes, ‘If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it ”
Why Is Bethenny’s Lawyer Re-litigating Old Issues?
Then Bethenny’s lawyer called Jason to the stand and began asking him about all of the things that occurred before the 2014 agreement was reached. I think the judge should force the testimony to focus on things that have occurred since the joint custoday agreement was set in place? What is new since then?
The thing that started all of his was Jason Hoppy’s disgusting behavior after Dennis Shields died from a drug overdose. Let’s talk about the things Jason Hoppy did then!
Less than a week after Dennis’s death, Bethenny was in court with Jason. “It was reported that he died of an Oxycodone overdose. Our concern is while his death is very sad this raises serious concerns about Ms. Frankel’s parental judgment,” said Robert Wallack, attorney for Jason Hoppy.
Jason’s attorney has suggested that it was dangerous for Dennis to be around Byrn and to be allowed to babysit her unsupervised. He is also suggesting that Bethenny may have a drug problem of her own. He’s asking for drug testing. They also pointed out Bethenny was drunk and naked on this episode of RHONY. They said she “passed out” after mixing Ambien and alcohol. I don’t think we saw her pass out. She was just having fun!
That was some abusive behavior. That is what Bethenny’s attorney needs to be focusing on. The two are in court as this post goes to print. Tamara Tattles will be updating throughout the day.
Basically the rest of the day was spent with both sides producing disparaging things they had said about each other via texts. Some of the things Jason said were very old, but not all of them. He also texted things to Bryn like, “Daddy called you last night but mommy wouldn’t let me talk to you.” And “Isn’t it great to have a daddy who loves you?”
But the most egregious things had to do with Dennis Shield. Bethenny let Bryn go in the car alone with Dennis all the way to The Hamptons. That seems unacceptable. Also, Dennis would show up at the playground with Bethenny . Not sure if that was an exchange spot, or they just showed up. Also, Jason says that he allows Bethenny to call Bryn when he is with her, but she doesn’t allow him to call her when she is with Bethenny.
They are back in court tomorrow.