Bethenny Frankel appeared in court on Monday, March 25 to discuss her ongoing custody battle with ex-husband Jason Hoppy. The former couple share 8-year-old daughter Bryn and have been split since 2012.
They finalized their divorce in 2016 after four years of back and forth, but their custody battle has not been resolved.
Radar Online reports that while in court, the Real Housewives of New York star revealed her ex uses FaceTime as a way to abuse her while he’s with their daughter.
“I have a video that happened on May 9, 2015, and it was Mother’s Day weekend, and Bryn’s birthday weekend,” she shared.
“The circumstances were I was trying to FaceTime Bryn, and [as] I have experienced every day, Jason [was] using it as a tool to harass me and assault me.”
She continued, “Jason would use FaceTime calls to taunt me, abuse me. Just basic torture and taunting every day. ‘Is everything OK Bethenny? You seem upset Bethenny. Did you have a bad day Bethenny?’”
Not only does the Skinnygirl creator want more time with Bryn, she also wants to make sure she’s the decision-maker. She spoke of how hard it has been trying to work with her ex and feels they’ve had issues with even minor decisions and bigger ones are on the horizon.
“And now Bryn is getting to the age, that as she gets older there is the physical, and medical, and God forbid, drugs, we have to be rational and reasonable and have good judgment.”
She continued, “Jason will make [a] decision about how he would hurt me. If I say black, he will say white.”
Not to mention, all this custody back-and-forth has taken a toll on Frankel’s well-being.
“Until something stops you don’t realize how traumatic and damaging it is. When that person is arrested, you’re sleeping better, you’re not stressed. You’re physically more psychological healthy,” she said.