Bethenny Frankel is diving back into the dating pool following the death of her ex-boyfriend, Dennis Shields. It has only been a few months since Shield’s shocking death, and the Real Housewives of New York star has already found herself a new love in real estate mogul Paul Bernon. While Frankel seems happy in her new relationship, Bernon’s previous brush with the law could complicate things.
Bernon’s legal issues stem from an incident that happened back in 2013. Bernon was involved in a motor vehicle accident with his car and a motorcycle.
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Scott Wimberly, who was driving the motorcycle, claims that Bernon crashed into the back of his bike causing him significant injury. Wimberly sued Bernon in the summer of 2015.
“Paul Bernon’s negligence caused the motor vehicle he was operating to rear end the motorcycle driven by the Plaintiff, Scott Wimberly, thereby injuring the Plaintiff, Scott Wimberly,” official court records read.
According to Radar Online, Wimberly claims he was seriously injured in the wreck. His injuries incurred medical expenses and emotional trauma, for which he was seeking compensation from Bernon. A month after Wimberly filed the lawsuit, Bernon denied any wrongdoing in the accident and tried to take the case to trial.
That December, Wimberly decided to drop the case and Bernon agreed to let it go. No criminal charges were ever filed and Bernon has not been on the wrong side of the law since.
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Frankel has not commented on Bernon’s brush with the law. She has been spotted with Bernon on several occasions and their romance seems to be going strong. They two have even showed some PDA on a few outings. This month, Frankel took Bernon with her to accept an award from Ian McKellen at an event called the Only Make Believe Awards.
Frankel was honored for her charity, B Strong, which has raised a lot of funds for disaster relief around the world. The award ceremony took home over $650,000 by the end of the night.
Bethenny Frankel will return in new episodes of the Real Housewives of New York in the spring of 2019.