Just when you think things couldn’t get any worse for Bethenny Frankel they do.
The Real Housewives of New York star’s ex-husband, Jason Hoppy, is questioning her “parental judgment” following the suspected overdose death of her on-again, off-again boyfriend Dennis Shields.
To make matters even worse, Jason also suggested that Bethenny may have a substance abuse problem of her own.
“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,” said Robert Wallack, attorney for Jason Hoppy in a custody hearing on Thursday.
Jason’s attorney told Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Michael Katz that “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,” Wallack added.
Meanwhile, Bethenny sat feet away from her ex-husband with her eyes filled with tears.
Then, Jason’s attorney referenced the May 30 episode of the Real Housewives of New York, “Holidazed and Confused.”
“There was a recent episode in which she appeared to be intoxicated,” Wallack told Judge Katz.
“She was running around without clothes on and then she passed out and it was said she passed out from mixing Ambien with alcohol. Our concerns are whether Ms. Frankel may have some type of substance abuse problems so we would ask the court to order drug testing of Ms. Frankel to find out whether that’s an issue,” Wallack said.
However, it seems that Judge Katz was skeptical of the claims pointing out that Jason previously said he wanted to continue sharing joint custody with Bethenny.
“Now you’re throwing grenades across the table,” Judge Katz said.
No determinations were made at Thursday’s custody hearing but Judge Katz will determine custody at a hearing in mid-March.
I cannot believe Jason is doing this. I’m shocked.