Just one day after Christie Brinkley's tearful "Today" show plea of "just wanting peace" with ex-husband Peter Cook, he appeared on the show and said, "The entire content of her interview was a lie, where she claims I am harassing her and bullying her on a daily basis."
Brinkley's angry ex showed no sympathy for Christie's "crocodile tears" and explained she is "on a campaign to smear me. There is no Peter Cook press machine. I have no interest in the press. I'm not a celebrity. You don't hear about Peter Cook until Christie Brinkley dredges something up from the past to make herself relevant in the media again."
An emotional Christie Brinkley teared-up as she told "Today's" Matt Lauer that she "just wants peace" in the bitter divorce battle with ex-husband Peter Cook.
The Broadway star was quizzed by Lauer about the ongoing animosity with her ex, and pointed out the couple split over four years ago. Lauer said, "Some might turn the other cheek," to which Christie replied, "I have turned the other cheek."
Supermodel Christie Brinkley's ex-husband, Peter Cook, appeared in an "ABC News" interview that aired Wednesday, in which he claimed Brinkley's recent comments to the press about their failed marriage were hurting their kids and harming his reputation.
Cook, an architect, cheated on Christie with an 18-year-old before they split in 2008. Last week, both sides began releasing ugly statements about the other, and Brinkley claimed her ex was sending offensive emails and not paying child support.
The bad blood between Christie Brinkley and her ex, Peter Cook, hasn't gone away -- today the exes battled in court -- with both demanding the other spend time behind bars!
James Winkler, Cook's attorney, released a statement regarding an incident where Peter demanded Christie hand over Jack's passport for a school trip. Cook claims that Brinkley purposely kept the document from him. The statement reads:
"Ms. Brinkley was required by court order to have their son, Jack's, passport personally delivered to Mr. Cook on or before November 19, 2008 at noon so that he would be able to go with his sister, father, classmates and teachers on a school trip to Egypt during the Thanksgiving school recess. Ms. Brinkley failed to do what she agreed to do and what was court ordered. Her excuses are without merit and self-serving since she could have utilized any of the numerous people who work for her to follow such a simple court order.
Without court permission nearly 24 hours later, Ms. Brinkley claims she left a valuable legal document that was to be personally delivered unattended in a mailbox on the street at Mr. Cook's residence, even though Mr. Cook was not home. The passport was never received by Mr. Cook and Jack was unable to attend the school trip with his father. Mr. Cook has returned to court to prevent any further interference with his parenting time of his children and to have the court determine the appropriate penalty for her failure to comply with the court order. This kind of behavior is typical of Ms. Brinkley's treatment of Mr. Cook who she considers irrelevant in the parenting of their children."
Brinkley's lawyer, Peter Caronia, denied Cook's claims and countered that Peter could end up in jail. for violating the couple's divorce settlement. Caronia released the following statement to "Extra":
"Peter Cook's claim that Ms. Brinkley refused to turn over her son's passport is without merit and wholly disingenuous. Ms. Brinkley ran to her dearest friend's side, who had just lost her mother, and made the passport available to Mr. Cook a few hours after the agreed upon delivery time. Mr. Cook refused to drive five to ten minutes out of his way to pick the passport up from Ms. Brinkley's residence. As a consequence of Mr. Cook's senseless refusal to retrieve the passport, Ms. Brinkley made arrangements to have it personally delivered to Mr. Cook's residence. Had he been at all reasonable and sympathetic to Ms Brinkley's situation, the application he filed with the court would have been unnecessary."
Christie and Peter's courtroom battle continues in New York on Tuesday.
"Extra" has learned that Christie Brinkley's ex-husband, Peter Cook, filed contempt of court charges against the supermodel.
Cook alleges that his ex-wife did not turn over their 13-year-old son Jack's passport in a timely fashion for a trip. Cook told the New York Post, "Everything she does, she does to interfere with my time with my children."
When contacted by "Extra," Brinkley's attorney Peter R. Caronia issued the following statement:
"Peter Cook somehow believes that the only way he can repair his image is to use the court and the media to make scurrilous claims about Christie Brinkley. His latest filing is unfounded, unwarranted and petty."
Is it true Christie Brinkley needed a team of lawyers to help plan her vacation?!
Yup -- and the exact number is four high-powered attorneys! Brinkley's two lawyers, Cook's personal attorney, and 13-year-old son Jack's law guardian all met in a Long Island courtroom yesterday. Why all the legal mumbo-jumbo?
Christie and Jack's getaway to a remote Himalayan kingdom next month conflicts with Papa Peter Cook's visitation time. The supermodel was ordered to carry a satellite phone for the duration of the trip, so dad can be in touch.
Christie's divorce from Peter Cook was officially finalized on Oct. 3.
Christie Brinkley's ex, Peter Cook, is reportedly refusing to dole out cash to one-time teen lover Diana Bianchi -- because he's claiming that her lawyers broke an alleged confidentiality clause.
According to the NY Post, Cook is withholding the remaining $100K from a $300K settlement with Bianchi because Diana's lawyers allegedly threatened to take legal action against Cook for the purported sex tapes -- claiming the former assistant didn't know she was being recorded.
The New York Post reports that Cook's attorney Kathleen McKenna claims that Bianchi signed the settlement in 2007, and that it clearly states Cook could not be held criminally responsible for the naughty tapes.
Bianchi's lawyers deny an agreement ever existed.