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October 09, 2008 04:00 PM

A Long Island judge has denied Christie Brinkley’s request for a temporary restraining order barring ex-husband Peter Cook from seeing their children this weekend in the wake of his revealing 20/20 interview set to air Friday.

Lawyers for both sides were in court Wednesday to discuss the temporary restraining order.

On Thursday, Brinkley’s lawyer, Robert Stephan Cohen, issued the following statement on the judge’s ruling: “The court order mandates that since Peter Cook has the children this weekend, his parenting has to be away from his home and he can’t expose them to the 20/20 broadcast. Christie Brinkley’s sole concern is to protect her children.”

A source close to Cook explains that Brinkley fought for the temporary restraining order “because the kids are seen in footage during the 20/20 interview.”

The Cook source added, “I find it silly that someone who not only allows her children to be in the media but encourages it would have a complaint like this.”

In the TV interview, which comes three months after Cook and Brinkley’s divorce was settled, he tells Barbara Walters, “I’m not the … pervert that I’ve been painted to be.”

James Winkler, an attorney for Cook, told PEOPLE after the court decision: “The judge denied her request to suspend visitation. Mr. Cook did agree to take the children out of the area on a little trip this weekend and that he would not expose the children to that interview, which he had no intention of doing anyway.”

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