Bethenny Frankel Granted Restraining Order Against Jason Hoppy After Stalking Arrest

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Bethenny Frankel has been granted an order of protection against her ex-husband Jason Hoppy, according to multiple media reports.

A spokesperson for the Manhattan District Attorney's office confirms that the order was sought after Jason Hoppy's arrest for stalking.

Bethenny Frankel and Hoppy

According to TMZ, the order forbids Hoppy from contacting Frankel and orders him to stay away from the reality star’s place of residence.

He is also not permitted near her business, or their daughter’s school, for six months. The order also requires Jason to stay radio silent.

That means no communication with Bethenny whatsoever.

The only exception for Hoppy, obviously, is if a judge allows him access to locations where the two are trying to reach a custody arrangement.

(How hard they're trying to actually reach said agreement, versus just spiting the other and racking up billable hours for lawyers, is debatable.)

Additionally, Jason is not permitted to have any "third party contact," with Bethenny, though the order does not specify what that means.

It seems safe to assume, as TMZ notes, that it includes Bethenny's boyfriend, Dennis Shields, who was with her when Jason got arrested.

Hoppy, 46, was arrested after he contacted Frankel, 45, “numerous times via email and FaceTime, and approached [her] making verbal threats.”

According to the New York Post, Hoppy was arrested after he allegedly showed up at six-year-old daughter Bryn’s Manhattan school.

That was on Friday, and he allegedly threatened Frankel.

During the confrontation, he supposedly claimed he would “destroy” her, and sources say he previously sent a series of abusive emails.

After emails and FaceTime calls "numbering in the hundreds" and after a cease and desist letter was sent" last fall, authorities made an arrest.

According to the crazy NYPD report filed afterward:

“On Friday, January 27, the suspect approached her and a friend at her child’s school at around 8:15 a.m. and tried to provoke a fight."

"He said, ‘I will destroy you, you can get all the lawyers you want, you’ve been warned,’” and hours later, Hoppy was charged with harassment.

Hoppy also faces charges of stalking in the fourth degree, a spokeswoman for the NYPD says; Hoppy denies all charges against him.

His attorney Robert C. Gottlieb said, "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 ... we fully intend to do our talking in the courtroom."

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Frankel finalized her divorce from Hoppy in July 2016.

It was a contentious, four-year court battle, unlike almost any we've covered - and we've seen a lot of nasty splits, by celebrity standards.

"The hardest parts have been anything that seems negative for my daughter," she said last year, calling it "really challenging for me."

"You know, you kind of have to look inside, find your strength," Frankel added, insisting she is committed to putting her daughter first.

The couple, whose romance, marriage and road to parenthood were documented on RHONY and two spinoffs, both fall short of that.

Why do we say that? Isn't it obvious?

If they really wanted to, couldn't they stop fighting, strike a peace treaty or a non-aggression pact and move forward without this ordeal?

Or are they so pridefully stubborn they will stop at nothing - even sacrificing Bryn's long-term happiness in the process - to "win" this?

Think about it.

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