Bethenny Frankel Fearful of Her Ex as His Restraining Order Expires Called 'Karma'

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When spouses decide to consciously uncouple, one can only hope they're able to do so amicably so it doesn't involve a crazy child custody battle -- or a court order of protection, of all things. Bethenny Frankel's panic attack about her ex's restraining order expiring is enough to send chills, but sadly is inspiring criticism against the reality star in the craziest of ways.

  • Bethenny's anxiety about her ex Jason Hoppy's restraining order expiring -- and fear she would be "tortured" -- on Real Housewives sent shock waves.

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    "The restraining order's up in a month," Bethenny admitted to a costar during the July 18 episode about the order of protection against her ex-husband. (Though the Real Housewives of New York City recently aired Bethenny's fears, the scene actually took place in February -- with Jason's restraining order set to end in March.)

    "I just got the custody papers to do the custody battle. I'm panicked about the restraining order being up. I'm just panicked. I'm trying to raise my daughter. I'm dealing with a despicable custody situation. There's so much going on, I can't even explain.

    .... I don't think I can go. I don't think I can. I'm just scared. I don't want to go back to the life I had. I don't want to be tortured."

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  • These two have been involved in a nasty court battle for their now 8-year-old daughter, Bryn, ever since they split back in 2012.

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    Bethenny and Jason said "I do" in front of cameras in 2010 before calling it quits years later. The pair finalized their divorce in July 2016 after some serious back-and-forth craziness and allegations.

  • Police arrested Jason in early 2017 for "aggravated harassment" after an incident with the reality star outside their daughter's school.

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    After Hoppy's arrest on charges of harassing Bethenny in early 2017, a judge granted Bethenny a restraining order -- that was extended months later -- against her ex amid claims he was stalking and harassing her. As part of a "family adjournment in contemplation of dismissal" plea deal, People once reported Bethenny's ex could have his case "adjourned without incident" if he honored the restraining order without issue.
  • To say things between Bethenny and her ex have been strained would be an understatement.

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    Bethenny reopened her divorce case last December in attempt to gain full custody of their daughter, Bryn.

  • But that's not stopping from critics coming for her, telling the celeb mom she should've been "nicer" to Jason so she wouldn't have these problems.

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    Yes, the comments are really going there.

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  • And accuse her of seeking attention and being a "horrible woman" among other things.

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    (Yikes.)

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  • Time out. Pause. Hold the phone. Is it not possible to sympathize with a person involved in a bad situation without so much hate?


    Seriously, we need to really do better in the compassion department ... because this right here is on another level.

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