Bethenny Frankel has reportedly refused the advice of business partners telling her to settle the bitter custody battle with estranged husband Jason Hoppy sooner-rather-than-later.
Lawyers are concerned details of her personal life will become public once Jason takes the stand next week which could ultimately hurt her SkinnyGirl brand.
Bethenny is seeking sole custody of the couples three-year old daughter Bryn claiming she is the more balanced, objective and fit custodial parent.
The former talk-show host said, “Jason showed his true-side when the cameras were off.”
During opening statements, her attorney Allen Mayefsky said, “He threatened to destroy her and had her followed and spied on, along with their daughter.”
Radar Online is reporting,
Hoppy’s attorney, Bernard Clair, slammed the former Real Housewives of New York City star, stating that “Bethenny Frankel’s priority is Bethenny Frankel.
”Frankel claimed the Hoppy was vicious to her, saying: “You’re dead to me. I want nothing to do with you. You think I want to be with you on the holidays? You’re a piece of sh*t. You’re garbage. You have no idea what I’ve got on you.”
She said Hoppy told her he had an investor who would help him pay his legal fees, and admitted to the judge that she did refer to him as “white trash.”
Unlike Bethenny, Jason’s parents are expected to take the stand on his behalf.
This seems so unnecessary. Bethenny may truly believe she’s right but being right sometimes comes at a hefty price.
She and Bryn stand to lose more than anyone by keeping this going, why she can’t see that escapes me.
Unless Jason has placed Bryn in harms-way he deserves joint custody. Kids need both parents to be whole and Bethenny shouldn’t stand in the way of that.