Even though RHONY star Bethenny Frankel has been officially divorced from Jason Hoppy for over a year now, the couple’s legal battle is far from over.
Hoppy was arrested in January after he allegedly sent Frankel multiple emails and texts and showed up at their daughter Bryn’s school to confront her. He was charged with one count of aggravated harassment in the second degree, one count of stalking in the fourth degree and one count of harassment in the second degree.
Earlier this week, Jason appeared in court for the charges, and a spokesperson for the New York District Attorney’s office confirmed to E! News that Hoppy was arraigned on additional charges, including one count of stalking in the third degree and another count of stalking in the fourth degree.
Hoppy’s attorney told E! regarding the prior charges, “We filed a motion to dismiss today.” As for the new charges, he added, “We deny the allegations and will answer them in court [on August 8th].”
Frankel filed a complaint last year accusing Hoppy of sending her over 160 emails and several text messages between November and January. She also told police he contacted her via text message and email between August and November, including one message that allegedly read, “I will continue to communicate with you as often as I see fit in hopes that you will stop regardless of any attorney you retain.”
According to that complaint, her attorney sent Hoppy a cease and desist letter on Nov. 22, 2016.
Then, Jason was arrested earlier this year after sending more emails and texts and showing up at Bryn’s school to confront Frankel.
“The victim stated he made numerous emails and FaceTime calls, which placed her in fear for her safety,” a court public information office told E! at the time. “She said the communication was unwanted.”
According to Frankel’s complaint, Hoppy approached her and her former boyfriend Dennis Shields at the school on Jan. 27 and repeatedly stated, “OK I see. This is how you want to do this. OK. You can play your game. It doesn’t matter. You can get 10 lawyers. There’s nothing you can do to stop me. You’ll be sorry. You’ve been warned. I can’t help it. She’s pure evil. You’ve been warned. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.”
Hoppy denied the allegations as “false charges” and rejected a plea offer in court in March.
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