UPDATED: March 25, 2019 | 12:55pm
On Monday, March 25, the “Real Housewives of New York City” star, Bethenny Frankel, put her emotions on display in the Manhattan Supreme Court while recalling the times her ex-husband, Jason Hoppy, used FaceTime to verbally and emotionally abuse her, often two times daily.
The couple is going through a rough custody battle over Bryn, their 8-year-old daughter.
Bethenny Frankel testified against Jason Hoppy’s alleged harassment and verbally abusive behavior and detailing the events that took place during a FaceTime call that took place back on May 9, 2015.
“The circumstances were I was trying to FaceTime Bryn … and I have experienced basically every day Jason using it as a tool to harass me or abuse me or taunt me and on that day, I recorded our correspondence,” Frankel explained.
Frankel also explained that it was Mother’s Day and it was also her daughter’s birthday weekend, and when Frankel requested Hoppy to speak with their daughter, he allegedly snapped, “Keep recording me, you’ve lost your privilege for recording me.”
Bethenny Frankel told the court how she tolerated her husband’s abusive calls “twice a day, every day … every time before the order of protection.” She also stated that “Jason used FaceTime to taunt me, abuse me, say negative things, laugh at me,” then continued, visibly attempting to hold back her emotions and tears “‘Is everything OK, Bethenny? Are you having a bad day, Bethenny? You seemed stressed, Bethenny.’”
Bethenny Frankel first emotional breakdown took place earlier this month when the initial custody hearing took place. During each trial, she has been accompanied by her current boyfriend, Paul Bernon.