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Bethenny Frankel, Jason Hoppy

Dirty Tricks

Now Off-Limits

9/19/2013 4:55 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Bethenny Frankel and soon-to-be ex-hubby Jason Hoppy can't pull a Watergate on each other anymore, because a judge has now prohibited them from secretly recording each other ... and for good reason.

Sources connected to the former couple tell TMZ ... since their separation, Jason has secretly recorded Bethenny on both video and audio.  What's more ... we're told he also recorded their nanny and the Skinny Girl staff, working out of Bethenny's home-office.  And, we're told Jason has gotten into the emails of Bethenny and her staff.

Our sources say the recordings don't go both ways -- Bethenny has never recorded Jason.

TMZ has learned ... the judge has ordered both Jason and Bethenny NOT use tape recorders, cell phones or computers to record each other.  They're also prohibited from recording the nanny.  And they're prohibited from intercepting emails.

We've learned the judge ordered Bethenny and Jason to ante up any video or audio recordings by October 15.  That should be interesting.

Anyone miss Nixon?

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16.

Kristinajp    

Oh, young love...anyone who marries without a prenup is just plain stupid.

308 days ago
17.

trini_angel    

Jason I seriously think ur a great guy (still baffled as to why he married that UGLY, DRY, praying-mantis) but pleaseget the divorce over with, stop wearing the damn wedding band and MOVE ON!!!!!!!!!

308 days ago
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kitten roulaine    

Jason is just a bitchy ass, who need's to be addressing the long standing rumors that he likes the boys. When you stoop to that behavior you are beyond insecure and shallow, unless she's a crack head and you need proof.

308 days ago
19.

Kelly    

When it's all over Jason should thank his lucky stars that he survived life with this vampire. Any man unfortunate enough to get castrated by Bethenny has my deepest sympathy.

308 days ago
20.

duilama    

Jason has to count his blessing in a lot of ways. One of them is that he had never met Michael Jackson while he was under 15. Otherwise he would have been invited to his bed (and of course molested)!!!

Talking about MJ. Hey, good news MJ fans, Conrad Murray is coming out of jail in just 30 days.
Are you ready to celebrate? After all, he was the good doctor who had mercy on MJ and provided him many restful nights of sleep, and let him rest in peace!!!

308 days ago
21.

Kelly    

Kudos to him for getting her verbal abuse on tape. The entire "Bethenny" show on Bravo could be entered into evidence to show that life with this she-devil is a unique torture. Remember when she cut his balls off because he had the nerve to give her a birthday party?

308 days ago
22.

Marylynn1953    

Jason is a dick and has always been a jealous ass

308 days ago
23.

AllieFrid    

Why don't these 2 just grow the hell up and get along for the sake of their daughter. Share her and love her. Yes Bethany, the father should have rights to raise her as much as you do, so joint custody is the best for the child!!! Grow the hell up, you two! Your child is going to be damaged because of this silliness!!!!!!

308 days ago
24.

Bob    

Bethany saying no to cameras is like Mama June saying no to ding-dongs.

308 days ago
25.

Tarington    

God, break-ups are so $%#& messy, ugly and extremely expensive. Does it really matter the whys, whats, hows, etc., Bethenny & Jason have a daughter together, she's very young, and is the ONLY thing that's non-negotiable. Moving forward with grace, patience, poise and a lot of support is required when you have children & sadly going through divorce.

308 days ago
26.

Kelly    

Bethenny's own mother and father hated her guts. That says a lot about her character.

308 days ago
27.

fnjska    

Are you guys serious?? He was a total dick towards her when they were alone, and she finaly caved. YES, bethenny has issues, but that doesn't mean that all his bad behavior is forgiven and forgotten.
I'm really happy for her for filing for divorce, she could do better.

308 days ago
28.

JudyP65    

Bethenny never recorded Jason because she is not smart enough to know how to do it. I'll bet Jason got some interesting tapes.

308 days ago
29.

Kelly    

Bottom line - the raving, crying, screaming, neurotic mess that everyone saw on the show was... not Jason!

308 days ago
30.

Chgome    

She is a clinical case study of a typical borderline personality disorder. She really needs help, always did.

308 days ago
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