That’s quite a low blow! Apparently, Bethenny Frankel’s former husband Jason Hoppy has decided to use the death of Dennis Shields against her in their custody battle.
As you may know, the two have been battling it out in court over the custody of their daughter Bryn Hoppy, 8.
But now, reports say that Jason used the passing of Bethenny’s on and off boyfriend as his defense.
Robert Wallack, Jason’s lawyer, told Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Michael Katz that ‘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.’
Us Weekly then confirmed this information.
The lawyer apparently argued that Dennis was a ‘dangerous drug addict.’
‘Dennis Shields spent a great deal of time with Bryn and even cared for Bryn at times when Ms. Frankel wasn’t around. Considering Mr. Shields’ addiction, what does that say about Ms. Frankel’s parenting that she would allow this person to care for her daughter? This doesn’t just constitute a lapse in judgment, this was just downright dangerous parenting,’ the lawyer argued.
In order to further attack Frankel, the lawyer also made reference to one RHONY episode.
‘There was a recent episode in which she seemed to be intoxicated…She was running around without any clothes on and then she passed out. It was said she passed out from mixing Ambien with alcohol,’ the man reportedly stated before implying she might be having a ‘substance-abuse problem’ herself.
As a result, Jason’s legal representative asked the court to drug test Bethenny.
Reportedly, even the judge was shocked by the vicious claims as he supposedly said ‘now you’re throwing ‘grenades.’’