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Bethenny Frankel

Hubby Declares

DIVORCE WAR

1/24/2013 6:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Bethenny Frankel
's estranged husband has made it clear ... he's not going down without a fight in divorce court, because he's gunning for exactly the same spoils Bethenny wants from him.

TMZ has learned Jason Hoppy has filed his response to Bethenny's divorce petition, in which he's requesting PRIMARY CUSTODY of the couple's 2-year-old daughter. We broke the story, Bethenny also wants primary custody.

Jason also wants child support from Bethenny -- she wants the same from him.

Jason is asking for Bethenny to foot the bill for medical and dental insurance as well as related expenses for himself and daughter Bryn. In Bethenny's legal docs she asks that Jason pay for her medical and dental bills, as well as Bryn's.

Jason wants Bethenny to maintain life insurance on herself, making both Bryn and him beneficiaries. She wants him to maintain a life insurance policy for her benefit as well as Bryn's.

And last but not least ... Jason wants "exclusive use and occupancy of the marital residence."  Surprise -- Bethenny wants that too.

Ah, one last thing. He wants her to pay for his lawyer, accountant, etc. 

This one's not gonna end nicely.

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76.

Gq    

What a pair of dumb asses. That's what they get for naming their daughter Bryn. Now the girl is screwed with a name like that..

585 days ago
77.

CelticOne    

It's a shame it comes down to this but how does someone worth millions and millions of dollars, sue her estranged husband for the things she wants him to pay for? Things she can obviously afford on her own. I say , good for him for not allowing her to push him around.

585 days ago
78.

PPC    

Good for him. She started this "war" by filing very aggressive terms on this divorce. He is entitled to a lot of the money that she made by her beverage company. Even on the tape, he led the efforts in distribution and really ran the meetings. All she did was drive around in the ugly bug, go to events, did some of the marketing, and disrupt meetings. She had no idea what to do, on the business side, and it showed. He is responsible for the expansion of the brand on the shelves, the actual work, and deserves a boat load of money. In regards to her..she is a pompous, un-attractive, self absorbed POS who has obviously over exaggerated her past and basically stole her "idea" from a local bar that she would get drunk at. Everything is about her and Jason should pursue this to the end. In CA, he would receive a fair share, regardless of her pre-nup. He is a smart guy and will come out OK in this deal.

585 days ago
79.

Laura    

So--two more spoiled, rich pseudo-celebs who can't put the child first.

585 days ago
80.

JenniferErinn31    

The war of the roses! !

585 days ago
81.

really! really?    

Sounds about right... Greed begets greed.

585 days ago
82.

Reg    

You are seriously scraping the bottom of the barrel TMZ.

585 days ago
83.

The Jones    

Women rqape men for money in divorce settlements so i hope Jason gets a lions share and the house as Bethenny has the money, time to show it not about screwing the man out of money all the time, she went the offensive doing interviews weeping while say i feel like a failure etc etc garnering public opinion in her favour, fook that, take her for what she got Mr Hoppy cos if roles reversed she be doing it to you

585 days ago
84.

still2easy    

Who are these idiots and what morons care?

585 days ago
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chloelee29    

Open letter to Bethenny; work this out in private ASAP and have this done in a month. You do not want Jason airing your dirty laundry and ruining the career you worked so hard for. Split the kid 50/50, give him the apartment and give him the money and walk away. Jason has nothing to lose. Give him the money. It's just money. Share the kid, that is only fair and he has proven he is a good father. Keep your pride and your ego and wanting to win - out of this, and give Jason the money, the apartment and half of the kid and move on with your life and career and enjoy your daughter 50% of the time you have her. Make every second of that 50% of the time count. That's all...

585 days ago
86.

Joanna    

Jason Hoppy has always been threatened by his wife's success. He was not always nice to Bethenny because of it and it is no surprise that he is incapable of bowing out gracefully. He is out for revenge.

585 days ago
87.

whateverIsay    

They always begin asking for everything. It's red tape of negotiation.

585 days ago
88.

whateverIsay    

Any lawyer would file the same in their cir***stance. This is part of the negotiation.

585 days ago
89.

Mike    

Good for him.

585 days ago
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missyd    

Bethenny wants full custody, Jason wants full custody.. Why would either of them need child support? She made $100 million with jim beam buyout, not counting anything else. He is a pharma. Sales rep making bank. They need to figure it out in private because they are going to have their child in therapy just like Bethenny if they dont. I could figure it out for them a lot cheaper than an high price lawyer... they loved each other at one time, put your greed and yourSELF last ...and God, marriage, and your child First and things will go better. If you cant work it out so be it but dont hurt your child by trying to squeeze everything you can out of your (ex) spouse.

585 days ago
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