Reality TV star Bethenny Frankel’s ex-husband is questioning her "parental judgment" following the death and suspected drug overdose of her on-and-off boyfriend Dennis Shields, Page Six reports.
"It was reported that he died of an Oxycodone overdose. Our concern is while his death is very sad, this raises serious concerns about Ms. Frankel’s parental judgment," Hoppy’s attorney Robert Wallack said at a hearing Thursday, Page Six reports.
"Considering Mr. Shields’ addiction, what does that say about Ms. Frankel’s parenting that she would allow this person to care for her daughter? This doesn’t just constitute a lapse in judgment, this was just downright dangerous parenting," Wallack said, noting that Shields "cared for Bryn at times when Ms. Frankel wasn’t around."
He pointed to a recent episode of The Real Housewives of New York, which aired May 30th, in which he claimed she "appeared to be intoxicated."
"She was running around without clothes on and then she passed out and it was said she passed out from mixing Ambien with alcohol. Our concerns are whether Ms. Frankel may have some type of substance-abuse problems, so we would ask the court to order drug testing of Ms. Frankel to find out whether that’s an issue," Wallack said.