Christie Brinkley Settles With Ex-Husband, ‘Character Assassinations’ Continue

    June 26, 2012
    Chris Gabbard
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After a four year battle over child support with ex-husband Peter Cook, Christie Brinkley has finally reached an agreement E! online is reporting. The two have been locked in a bitter feud since their 2008 divorce. Cook allegedly had an ongoing affair with a teenage store clerk.

In recent months, things turned particularly ugly, with both parties accusing the other of trying to smear their public image. And although an agreement has been reached, that part of the feud continues to rage on.

They were encouraged by a judge on Friday to resolve the issue for the sake of their two children, Jack, 17, and Sailor, 13. A trial was scheduled for Tuesday, but it looks like the two reached an agreement before it came to that.

But bitter words continue to fly back and forth. First Brinkley wrote a statement on her Facebook page exposing Cook’s disturbing behavior, and going on to say that he is diagnosed with Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD).

“Once and for all, this is my last word on the subject. Let it be known, that I “moved on” from my marriage to Peter Cook the moment a police offer tapped me on the shoulder and informed me that “my husband had been cheating on me in a two year affair with his 17 year-old-daughter.” Since that moment, it has been an odyssey of frustration as I have navigated the court system with one goal to find peace and protection for my family from the various forms of abuse at the hands of a narcissist.

I had a prenup, a confidentiality agreement, and a “civility clause” that all cost a lot of money, but were for all intents and purposes ignored and useless against the extended character assassination and extortion attempts I have endured. While extortion for money he was not owed was Peter Cook’s shameless goal in this last round, I was seeking respite from narcissist abuse by fighting for the right to enforce the ‘No Contact Rule’ which is imperative for persons, mostly women, dealing with a person diagnosed with Narcissistic Personality Disorder.”

Cook’s lawyers claimed victory at the end of the settlement, saying that he secured a “parenting coordinator” as part of the deal – something that Brinkley contested.

She shot back with another Facebook post from her lawyer, suggesting Cook was the one who required an intermediary:

“There was never an appointment of a “parent coordinator” as Mr. Cook claims and there was absolutely no compensation paid to Mr. Cook. In addition, Mr. Cook was forced to pay his child support arrears rather than face the consequences of the Court. The settlement also provides for an “intermediary” to monitor Peter Cook’s abusive communications and levy a fine for any future violations.”

“The legal matter is now fully resolved. As to Peter Cook’s ongoing character assassination, we will no long dignify his behavior with a response.”

And there you have it. This is about as ugly as a divorce can get. The two may have reached an agreement, but their public hatred for one another rages on.

  • CThruBS

    He was a shameless, dishonorable guy then and clearly still is. She deserves so much repsect for standing up to such a nasty, bullying, liar and extortionist. No matter how much he lies about the truth, the resume he created for himself over a lifetime of dishonor leaves him with zero credibility. Christie is an inspiration to all who suffer from these ragers and her success in spite of him is outstanding!


    Posing on Facebook, your opinions of your personal life, divorce and making statements about anothers mental health when you aren’t a Dr? GROW UP BRINKLEY. You are not the only woman ever cheated on. True her ex is a dog…..not doubt. But show some CLASS Christie ! Fighting for 4 years over child support for a 13 and 17 yr old? Come ON ! Shows Brinkly has NOT moved on, or she would settle. See Katie and Tom Cruise? Done in less than 2 weeks. Settled over a weekend. Now Tom C has something to hide…….Scientology. Brinkley has found out about her Ex secrets too, so DIVORCE and MOVE ON.

  • Kerri

    Christie Brinkley has been through hell with this man. Who are you to tell her to grow up. She has been pushed to the brink by this cheating, lying abuser, and is traumatized to the max. Not only did he cheat on her with a child, he has fought her every step of the way on every issue. There was none of this drama with her previous relationship endings. She’s still good friends with Billy Joel. I hope very much that life calms down for her, and she can get back to sanity. When you’ve been attacked, and lied to, and cheated on, you are not okay. No one should judge her. She’s a great mom, and has had to fight for her family’s well being. This man gives her no support, no peace. I hope this nightmare settles down for her, and she can heal.