Christie Brinkley To Ex-Husband's New Wife: 'When He Cheats On You, I'll Be Here For You'S

On the eve of what would have surely been a very entertaining trial, Christie Brinkley and architect Peter Cook have reached a settlement in the nasty litigation stemming from their incredibly acrimonious 2008 divorce. Cook's lawyer claimed his client was "completely vindicated" in the agreement and said that Brinkley had been ordered to pay compensation to Cook for bringing a "meritless" lawsuit. Brinkley's lawyer says that this is not true, and that under the settlement, Cook was "forced to pay his child support arrears rather than face the consequences of the Court." The settlement also appoints an intermediary to oversee their child custody arrangement. Brinkley herself wrote on her Facebook wall:

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."

Wait, wasn't it an 18-year-old employee? Whom he secretly taped having sex, without her consent? (We only mention this because very woman we've ever known who's been cheated on is cursed with perfect recall of the pertinent details.) Brinkley already paid Cook around $2.1 million in the divorce settlement, called Cook's further litigation an attempt at "extortion." "I had a prenup, a confidentiality agreement, and a 'civility clause' that all cost a lot of money," she wrote. They "were for all intents and purposes ignored and useless."

In a late night settlement, I finally won the right to establish boundaries with provisions such as an intermediary to deal with email bullying, verbal and emotional abuse. I am hopeful the steps taken will now protect my Constitutional right to quiet enjoyment and peace and serve as a template for the courts to help others avoid the lengthy trials and tribulations that cost taxpayers money, and at a cost to families that CAN be calculated in dollars. But its [sic] the emotional toll which can only be measured in tears that must be considered by the courts and media alike.

In court, meanwhile, the following exchange occurred between Brinkley and Cook's new wife:

"When you find out he's been cheating on you, I'll be here for you," Brinkley seethed at Cook's new wife, Suzanne Shaw. The supermodel bent down and touched the brunette stunner's hand with mock tenderness as she delivered the withering slam.
"Come up with a new line," Shaw retorted as a self-satisfied Brinkley sashayed away with her heels clicking down the courtroom hallway.

Shaw "responded," inevitably, with a statement to ABC news that read in part:

Your spiteful vengeance and continued punishment of Peter no longer fits the crime of his parenthetical infidelity against you 6 years ago. In fact, it never did. You are one of many women who have been cheated on, but one of few who have chosen to disgrace her entire family because of it.

[NYPost, NYPost, Facebook, Facebook, ABC]


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