On Aug. 8, the father of one's team shut down District Attorney Travis Wolf's request to dismiss stalking and harassment charges Frankel brought against Hoppy last January. The judge set a new trial date for Sept. 27.
"The D.A. wanted to dismiss it, and I refused," Hoppy's attorney, Alex Spiro, exclusively told RadarOnline.com at a Manhattan courthouse. The dismissal would have been part of a plea deal to keep the case from trial.
As Radar reported, Hoppy was arrested and charged with making threats against Frankel at their daughter Bryn's school in the winter. He allegedly warned her: "I will destroy you, you can get all the lawyers you want, you've been warned."
Frankel, 46, also claimed her ex, who she was married to for almost three years, had fired off hundreds of "abusive emails" and made a number of harassing FaceTime phone calls to her.
At the end of June, Hoppy attended a hearing, during which the judge on the case slapped him with two new counts of stalking and warned him against having contact with the Real Housewives of New York star.
"You are to stay away from her and deter any communication from her," the judge reminded Hoppy before the hearing ended.
In March, the court offered Hoppy, 46, a plea deal in the case. However, he refused to admit to being guilty of the charges and chose instead to continue to fight Frankel's shocking claims.
The former couple famously battled each other for three years over the terms of their messy divorce, which was finally settled in 2016.
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