Christie Brinkley’s ex Peter Cook: she has been on a campaign to smear me

Yesterday Christie Brinkley went on The Today Show, allegedly to promote her role in “Chicago” on Broadway, but she spent the whole time talking about how her ex husband, Peter Cook, had done her wrong. Christie and Peter share custody of their two teen children after their 2008 divorce. Christie recently filed for unpaid child support from Peter, after he missed five months or so of his meager $1,200 a month support. Peter claimed he was watching the kids full time during the period while Christie was on Broadway, and that he contacted their lawyers beforehand and got permission not to pay child support for that time. He said this on “Nightline” earlier this month and also claimed that Christie was trying to “publicly castrate” him in the press. On “The Today Show” yesterday, Christie called Peter a narcissist, denied that she had fought to make their divorce public and stated that it was NY law that all divorces were public, and she also said that she never wanted to make the latest details of their court filings public at all.

Well now Peter is firing back, of course. This will never end. He issued a statement saying that Christie is just trying to continue to vilify him, basically, and that she lied about not deliberately trying to make their divorce public record.

Cook fired back in a furiously worded statement: “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 . . . 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.” He fumed 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 rails at the accusation that he’s a “deadbeat dad,” saying. “[She] does not want peace, she wants attention.” He concludes Brinkley still wants revenge on him for cheating with Diana Bianchi, adding: “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.”

[From The NY Post]

It is true that family courts in NY State are technically supposed to be open to the public by law. A 2011 NY Times investigation found that 90% of them were not open however, and stated that judges routinely made decisions to close cases for privacy reasons. So it’s probably true that Christie fought to have her divorce open to the public, as was reported at the time.

Cook also spoke to NBC News, just like Christie, and he was pissed. His interview with Savannah Guthrie starts at about 1:17 here:

Cook said that “the entire content of [Christie’s] interview was a lie, where she claims that I am harassing and bullying her… we haven’t had a conversation in four and a half years. We haven’t e-mailed each other directly in two years, so this perception that I am harassing and bullying her is nonsense.

He also called her tears “crocodile tears” and claimed “Ever since the separation she has been on a campaign to smear me. There is no Peter Cook press machine. I have no interest in the press.. you don’t hear about Peter Cook until Christie Brinkley brings something up from the past to make herself relevant again.

Give me a break, this guy has been giving tons of interviews. He claimed he’s just “Defending attacks by my ex wife” and that “I have not breached confidentiality, she did in this morning’s interview… we’re allowed to speak… about anything post-divorce. Discussing issues that are pre-divorce is a violation of confidentiality.

As for the irony of both of them calling each other narcissists, (a clever question by Guthrie), Cook deflected it by claiming narcissism somehow made him a better father. “Yeah, there’s a part of my narcissism that makes me a really great dad… narcissism makes you focus attention on something.

Cook admitted his public battle with Brinkley was “terrible for my children, but the damage was done when she fought to open that court in 2008. This is in Google eternity.

I’ll just end this here. It’s getting too complicated and annoying for me. These two were probably perfect for each other for at least a decade. They seem to have a lot in common with the way they’re still bickering over their custody issues.

Christie and Peter are shown in 2004 and 2005. Credit:

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  1. Jackie says:

    they are just as bad as one another. no one really cares about the details of their nasty marriage and divorce. people may gossip about it, but they really don’t care to any extent.

    they need to let go, move on and stop torturing their children.

    • brin says:

      Yes…and stop torturing the rest of us, too!
      I’m embarassed for the Today Show for airing this garbage.

  2. dorothy says:

    I think they are both bad and should shut up about the whole thing. But, I do believe she keeps the pot stirred to stay relevant in the media.

  3. Jezi says:

    I hate to say it but if he had the children full time then there would be no reason for him to pay child support. She would actually have to pay him. As long as this went through legal channels then he is correct. However, they divorced 4 years ago, you would think they could deal with this privately by now. Not sure why the public slinging but it seems to go both ways.

  4. Assistantrachel says:

    They both need to pry their heads out of their own asses and put their kids first for a change!

  5. DreamyK says:

    Looks like all that whoring around and porn addiction took it’s toll on ol’ Peter there.

    Let’s all remember that an unbiased court appointed psychiatrist found this man to be a malignant narcissist. He’s loving the attention.

    You can be damn sure if a court ordered psychiatrist had found something wrong with Christie that he would have been crowing about it, so I’m giving Christie the benefit of the doubt here. She does need to keep this out of the press from here on out, although I’m not sure I can begrudge her dragging his scummy porny ass through the papers so everyone knows what a turd bomb he is.

    Again, I feel badly for those kids and I do hope that Alexa is doing better, also.

  6. spinner says:

    They need to realise that no one really cares. That aside…how adorable are those kids?

  7. Minty says:

    If he is such a great dad, why doesn’t he have full custody – or at least joint custody – of their children?

    Peter, your ego has no limits:

    “Narcissism makes you focus attention on something. You can either be focused entirely on yourself and you can also focus your energies on a child, your child…”

    Bullshit. Narcissists are focused entirely on themselves. Period. There is no room for anyone else. He was diagnosed as a malignant narcissist by a psychiatrist, as DreamyK already mentioned.

    Christie is no innocent. She cheated on husband #2. She’s probably entitled and spoiled, but I also get the sense that she’s naive and too trusting as well. She bought into Peter’s charming act and married him when he was in his thirties and still superficially attractive. I think he has cold eyes like Madonna. As his face ages, you can see the inner ugliness come out, which is often hidden by the softness of youth.

    • Seymour Butts says:

      Right on!

    • ol cranky says:

      they do have joint custody and he does get full custody when she is out of town for work

      they’re both narcissists so it was telling she mentioned the shrink said that about him completely ignoring she received the same diagnosis.

      • Minty says:

        Okay then, but where is it officially recorded that she was actually diagnosed as a narcissist? The armchair psychology we’ve expressed on this thread doesn’t count. Dr. Stephen Herman, the court-appointed psychiatrist who examined Peter, stated that he is a narcissist and recommended to the court that Christie should have sole custody of the children.

        I’m sure living with her is no picnic, but he’s the one projecting his disorder onto her. Narcissists do that. In their eyes, it’s always someone else’s fault. He started an affair with a 17-year-old and later made a sex tape of one of their encounters, without the teenager’s knowledge. That’s worse than Christie’s past infidelity.

        As she mentioned, this is the first time she has talked about her problems with her ex on camera. Lauer was the one who brought that topic up in the first place. But repeated interviews (with Barbara Walters, Geraldo, Good Morning America) contradict Peter’s claim that he wants peace. He is loving the attention and the chaos he creates.

        God help their children.

      • ol cranky says:

        I’m pretty sure that when the reports of his diagnosis were leaked it was referenced that the psychiatrist made a similar diagnosis of her. Of course, I’d have to go back 4 some odd years of links to find the reference.

        As for her not providing quotes, she doesn’t exactly have to when she has close personal friends who are infotainment reporters that often reference what a dirtbag he was leading to divorce in stories about her. Pretty convenient to ensure the references are always brought to mind.

    • Nan209 says:

      There is not doubt that CB has issues but NPD is a whole new level of f-up. It is not cured. It doesn’t go away. The next step is sociopath…you know the Ted Bundy type of personality. These are not people you can mingle with and come out unscathed. They don’t think like normal people because they don’t really feel anything for other people. They, unlike sociopaths, understand consequence but that is about all the good you can say about them. In their world everyone else is a f-ing idiot and only something to play with until they get bored with you.

      They are great at manipulating people. So though CB is probably a wreck of issues she is most likely the most stable of the parents. Scary. I know but not as scary as being in the crosshairs of an NPD with a grudge.

  8. NeNe says:

    I think that the both of them need to shut their traps. This is only going to hurt their children in the long run. Both need to stop giving interviews, and concentrate of raising the children.

  9. Gisele says:

    This woman has been married 4 times and is probably not a dream to live with. A lot of beautiful women have entitlement issues and huge egos. That being said, he sounds like a bit of a tool but really, she is in a position to smear him publicly and has done it repeatedly since they separated. Is he supposed to just let her do it and not even attempt to fight back? She is probably frustrated that she isn’t getting her way and that people aren’t blindly believing her. For the sake of their children, I hope they can stop this train wreck and get their acts together. They BOTH seem to be extremely self centered and they are BOTH screwing up their kids. The kids are the only innocents in this scenario.

    • ol cranky says:

      she’s also friend with people in the infotainment industry so while she says there haven’t been quotes from her badmouthing him for a while, her friends certainly rehash his behavior every time they cover a story on her

      good thing those kids are rich, hopefully they’ll spend their money on therapy and getting far away from both of their parents

  10. Little Darling says:

    They need to apply the zipper affect to their mouths. If he’s so bad, so be it, the kids will know the truth. If she’s asked a question regarding him she needs to demurely pass on answering for the sake of her kids. She claims she wants peace….peace is letting go of the anger, moving forward, taking care of yourself and your children and letting that malignant narcissist blow his own ego. Easier said than done, but getting “peace” is never going to happen if she keeps uttering his name in public. Laws of attraction!!!

  11. Izzy says:

    Shouldn’t be too hard to smear him – he’s a pr0n-loving douchebag who banged his 19y/o assistant…

  12. Violet says:

    “Ever since the separation she has been on a campaign to smear me.”

    That implies he has some sort of good name to ruin.

    He doesn’t seem to grasp that he trashed his own reputation when he cheated on his wife with a teenager. Moreover, he taped the sex without the girl’s knowledge or consent.

  13. Dirty Martini says:

    Oh geez. He’s smarmy. She’s completely narcisstic. So those children have gorgeous genes but they are screwed. Four years later they are still doing this stuff? Seriously??? REally? it hasn’t gotten old for them?

  14. Linda says:

    His problem and all men’s problem is they don’t know how to make up.

    • Pia says:

      Maybe him, but ALL men? Sounds like someone has been scorned. I know lots of respectful men who can admit when they are wrong.

  15. EmmaStoneWannabe says:

    So sad for their kids. Kind of reminds me of the Charlie Sheen/Denise Richards situation (albeit, not AS bad). Kids with both parents who are messed up. Not good at all.

  16. Rux says:

    They care only about themselves….Children WhOOOO? Oh, what are these “kids”?!

  17. BELLA says:

    And how DARE her do face commercials
    when she dad a damn face lift!!!!!
    cry baby and phoney.I feel for Jack.
    She is a nightmare!!!!!!!!!

  18. BELLA says:

    All 3 of her kids look just like the dads!!lollol lol.

  19. Cinderella says:

    Peter is a pig. That was already established four years ago. Pig or not, he’s still the dad and Christie needs to give it a rest.

  20. Kosmos says:

    Yup, one or the other, or both, need to curb their hostility. Their son looks uncomfortable in the pics, I feel bad for him. The kids can feel the negative energy that the parents exchange between one another. On another note, she looks terrible in the cowboy getup in one of the pics–white ruffled skirt, pink top, turquoise belt, and short cowgirl boots. I notice that her outfits do not always reflect good taste even though she was a model.

  21. Cirque28 says:

    How does narcissism focus your attention on your child? As an extension of precious, wonderful YOU? This shows dreadful boundaries. But that was already clear when Cook videotaped a teenager without her consent.

  22. lauren says:

    Peter reminds me of my Ex..and he had the same diagnosis. I was so happy to be free of him, and ten years later Mr.Ex is as selfish and bitter as ever…and he cheated on me! Selfish, narcassistic fools are never content or happy…no matter how rich or beautiful they are. Frightening, dangerous specimans whom always bring shame to their families. I feel so terrible for the children..shut up and move on.

  23. Nev says:

    don’t cheat.

  24. DrM says:

    Peter Cook had sex with a 17 year old which he taped without consent – that is utterly vile on all counts and removes ANY credibility he may ever have had or may ever attempt to portray…

  25. Dave says:

    Christie’s ex is so miserable that bashing her repeatedly is his only means of getting attention, if only negative. She has never spoken about him, she earned the right to lance that boil after his incredibly disrespectful and dishonorable choices, period. I see right through his bs and always will.