Christie Brinkley & Peter Cook Face Off in Court
The gloves are off between Christie Brinkley and ex-husband Peter Cook. The couple faced off in court on Wednesday, each accusing the other of violating the terms of their settlement and custody agreements.
A year after their bitter divorce – in which Cook, now 50, admitted an affair with a 19-year-old babysitter – the feuding exes are no closer to getting along. The New York Post reports Cook’s claim that Brinkley, 55, is trying to sabotage his relationship with the couple’s two children: Jack, 14, and Sailor, 11.
Among his charges: that Brinkley failed to turn over Jack’s passport so that he could go with his father on a school trip to Egypt. “She is doing everything she can to ruin my relationship with my kids,” Cook said in court Wednesday. “I am trying to move on with my life and I wish she would do the same.”
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Brinkley’s attorney, Peter Coronia, says that the passport allegation is “without merit and totally disingenuous.” He says that Brinkley was a few hours late providing the passport because a friend’s mother had died, and that Cook was unwilling to pick it up at Brinkley’s home.
Could Face a New Trial
The allegations went the other way, as well, according to the Post. Brinkley alleges that Cook violated their divorce agreement by speaking on talk shows. She also claims that Cook has allowed his new girlfriend to spend time with their kids. Through her attorney, Brinkley called for Cook’s jailing. She also demanded that Cook sell the boat that the couple used during their marriage.
Cook’s lawyer added that Brinkley should face imprisonment. He also demanded Cook is given additional visitation rights, and that the former supermodel should undergo anger management classes.
At one point, the attorneys wrangled in the judge’s chambers, leaving the exes just a few feet away from each other in the courtroom. Brinkley reportedly chatted with three girlfriends while Cook read a book.
The judge hopes that both sides can quickly reach an agreement. If they are unable to compromise, the warring couple will face a new trial.