The feud between Christie Brinkley and Peter Cook continues to escalate. Hours after the former supermodel fought back tears when talking about their messy divorce on the "Today" show, her ex-husband came out with a countermeasure, calling her breakdown a "cunning and shameless display in what I can only imagine was an attempt to garner public sympathy by dishonest means."
"Christie was entirely dishonest about the circumstances surrounding the current court action which was precipitated by her and ... is doing further damage to our children," the 53-year-old architect continued on blasting Brinkley. "I am also shocked by the blatant lies she told regarding our divorce proceedings of four years ago, including denying the indisputable fact that she fought for an open courtroom despite the warnings it would harm our children."
Having said that Brinkley "does not want peace, she wants attention," Cook claimed that she "will stop at nothing to continue the drama in our lives in order to harass me and keep herself relevant in the media." He was further quoted by The New York Post's Page Six as saying, "Clearly, Christie does not believe I was punished enough four years ago for my indiscretions in our marriage, but for the sake of our children I wish she would find a way to move on."
Brinkley opened up about her ongoing divorce battle with Cook when appearing on "Today" Tuesday, March 27. "Since the day that he realized that I wasn't coming back, there has been a real character assassination going on. I asked for and got a confidentiality agreement with the original divorce. I alone have maintained the confidentiality agreement," she told host Matt Lauer.
"I had offers for a sympathetic show from Oprah, Jeff Zucker offered me an hour on primetime. Everybody asked me to come on. I did not want to do it. I have turned the other cheek. There's not one quote from me anywhere," the 58-year-old said, before noting, "Peter went on Barbara Walters, he went on Geraldo Rivera, he went back on Geraldo Rivera, he went on 'Good Morning America'. So let's ask him, why is he doing that?"
In the end, the former wife of Billy Joel claimed that Cook continues to contact her. "That's the problem. So I quietly asked the judge, 'Please make this stop. Protect my right to peace.' I just want peace for my family," she said in tears. "I just want peace. And any time I have any joy or any kind of success in anything, he has to try and destroy it."