Bethenny Frankel faces a bitter custody battle over her four-year-old daughter with ex-husband Jason Hoppy, who she says is out to destroy her.
The entrepreneur and former star of The Real Housewives of New York City wants primary custody of Bryn, while estranged husband Hoppy wants joint custody.
In court Wednesday, the already public breakup took an uglier turn, with Frankel recounting Hoppy's alleged words to her after she filed for divorce.
"He said, 'I'm going to destroy you. I'm going to have you and your publicist crying and crumbling in a corner.'" Frankel, 43, testified before breaking into tears.
"'Now you're going to see what I was like on the basketball court,'" "He said, 'You don't know what it's like to have a family, you'll never have a family. Let's go baby.' "
The two sides dispute who is the better parent, with Frankel and Hoppy accusing the other of an alleged thirst for fame and chronicling its adverse impact on Bryn.
"Bethenny Frankel's priority is Bethenny Frankel," Hoppy's lawyer Bernard Clair told the judge. "In pursuit of career success, she has used the child as a prop."