Christie Brinkley & Ex-Husband Reach Divorce Settlement
First Published: October 13, 2009 10:50 AM EDT Credit: Getty Images
RIVERHEAD, N.Y. -- An attorney for Christie Brinkley’s ex-husband says they’ve been discussing a proposed settlement in their court spat over details of their 2008 divorce.
Brinkley’s attorney, Peter Caronia, issued a statement early Tuesday saying a settlement had been reached. That was just hours before the factions were due to face off in a Long Island courtroom.
Later, an attorney for ex-husband Peter Cook, James Winkler, insisted nothing had been set in stone.
Caronia’s statement claimed there was an agreement denying Cook’s requests — including anger management for the former supermodel.
“Ms. Brinkley is completely vindicated. The parties’ settlement approved by the judge today does not grant any of the requests in Peter Cook’s motion which dragged Ms. Brinkley back to court. Each and every one of Mr. Cook’s vindictive requests including, among others, his request for Ms. Brinkley to undergo anger management, for the appointment of a parenting coordinator, and for the children’s passports to be held by a third party, are not provided for in the document agreed to by both parties,” Caronia said in the statement released to Access Hollywood.
“Since Mr. Cook lost the custody battle in the divorce trial, he has staged a relentless smear campaign against Ms. Brinkley. Mr. Cook has tried repeatedly to tarnish Ms. Brinkley’s reputation by making defamatory statements during national television broadcasts, in print media and blogs. Ms. Brinkley chose not to exercise her right to hold Mr. Cook in clear violation of their original confidentiality agreement until Ms. Brinkley was served this unfounded and unwarranted court action at her children’s school holiday concert this past December. It was only at that time that she agreed to file her counterclaims which she hereby withdraws today in an effort to put this all behind her,” the statement continued. “For the sake of the children, she is hopeful that Mr. Cook will cease his attacks on the children’s mother.”
The dueling exes have accused each other of violating a divorce settlement reached after Cook admitted an affair with a 19-year-old babysitter.