Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Judge Denies Jason Hoppy’s Motion To Dismiss Harassment And Stalking Charges Brought By Bethenny Frankel!

Bethenny Frankel's ex-husband Jason Hoppy was back in court on Tuesday, where his request to dismiss the harassment and stalking charges brought against him by the Real Housewives of New York City star was denied, a spokesperson for the New York District Attorney’s Office confirms to PEOPLE.

The spokesperson added that Hoppy was offered a plea deal known as a family adjournment in contemplation of dismissal. The case has been adjourned for possible trial on September 27.

A source with knowledge of the situations tells the publication that if taken, the deal would maintain the restraining order issued in January in place for another year. If there were no incidents within the year, the case would possibly be adjourned without incident.

As previously reported, Hoppy was arrested on January 27 after the Skinnygirl mogul claimed he threatened her after showing up at their 7-year-old daughter Bryn’s school.

An NYPD spokesperson previously confirmed the encounter, noting that Hoppy approached Frankel and “tried to provoke a fight.” The spokesperson added that Frankel alleged Hoppy had sent her “numerous emails and FaceTime calls numbering in the hundreds after a cease and desist letter was sent on Nov. 22, 2016.”

In January, Hoppy was charged with one count of harassment in the second degree, one count of aggravated harassment in the second degree, and one count of stalking in the fourth degree. A restraining order was also issued against him at his arraignment. (He denied the charges at the time, with his former attorney Robert C. Gottlieb telling PEOPLE in a statement: “There are no words to express how saddened Mr. Hoppy is over his ex-wife’s unjustified actions. His only concern is his daughter and intends to vigorously fight these false charges.”)

Less than two months later, on March 13, Hoppy appeared in court and rejected a plea offer. During a court appearance on June 27, Hoppy was arraigned on additional charges — including one count of stalking in the third degree, another count of stalking in the fourth degree and some additional conduct.

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