Bethenny Frankel’s Talk Show Assistant Quits: 'I've Never Been Treated This Badly' [REPORT]
on Jul 28, 2013 09:30 AM EDT
Bethenny Frankel is stirring up more drama on the set of her new talk show.
According to Page Six, Frankel's executive assistant, named Marilyn, quit after just a few weeks, saying she couldn't work with the Skinnygirl mogul.
"Marilyn quit after less than a month because Bethenny was so mean to her," a source told the NY Post. "Marilyn has a lot of experience working with celebrities and complained she had never been treated this badly."
Frankel's on-set team have been interviewing other assistants, who had to sign nondisclosure agreements and were told not to talk to Bethenny unless she talks to them first.
"They have interviewed more than 40 people, but she doesn't like anybody," the source added.
Frankel's talk show, Bethenny, debuts September 9.
Off set, there is even more drama brewing between Frankel and her estranged husband Jason Hoppy. According to InTouch Weekly, Hoppy alledgedly wrote in official court documents that Frankel is too focused on her career and unable to give her full attention to their daughter, Bryn.
"His court papers say that when Bethenny's team was watching her, Bryn locked herself in a bathroom on set. Firemen had to break down the door. Bryn wound up crying hysterically in a corner," the insider said.
The couple, who called off their nearly two-and-half year marriage in Janaury, continue to cohabitate in their 3,400-square-foot Tribeca loft, which is leading to a lot of tension between the pair.
In court, the pair have been locked in a custody battle for several weeks now and have both requested primary custody of their 3-year-old daughter.
While there is an iron-clad prenup in place regarding Frankel's reported $100 million fortune, Hoppy is currently seeking child support and primary custody of Bryn.
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