Betty on the News: Christie Brinkley and Her Ex Battling in Court Again
One year after their divorce was finalized, supermodel Christie Brinkley and her former hubby Peter Cook are at it once more.
Former spouses Christie Brinkley and Peter Cook sharpened their claws before heading into a Long Island courtroom Wednesday where they flung charges and counter charges of violating terms of their settlement.
Cook, who destroyed the marriage by sleeping with teenage toy store clerk Diana Bianchi, thinks Brinkley is trying to sabotage his relationships with their children, Jack and Sailor. This allegation comes after Brinkley supposedly failed to deliver Jack’s passport in time for him to head to Egypt on a school trip chaperoned by his father. Because of this, the boy missed the trip.
“She is doing everything she can to ruin my relationship with my kids,” Cook stated. “I am trying to move on with my life and I wish she would do the same.”
After Cook’s attorneys presented a long list of demands on Wednesday, including the supermodel’s imprisonment, anger management classes and additional child visitation for their client, Brinkley’s lawyer fired back about the passport comment, saying “Peter Cook’s claim that Ms. Brinkley refused to turn over her son’s passport is without merit and totally disingenuous.”
Her lawyer also claimed that his client was late dropping off the passport because her friend’s mother had died, and Cook declined to pick it up from her Bridgehampton home.
Brinkley countered that her ex violated their divorce settlement by blathering away on various talk shows, and by letting his present girlfriend, Suzanne Shaw, spend time with their children on the boat the couple once shared.
Both parties have stated that they wish for the other to spend time behind bars, though it’s highly unlikely that it will actually happen. Besides the jailing, Christie wants the reimbursement of legal fees and the sale of the aforementioned boat, “Sweet Freedom” (ironic isn’t it?).
At the end of the day nothing had been resolved, leaving Judge Cohen to hope that the two can work things out rather than having to face another trial. (The New York Post)