Christie Brinkley and ex-husband Peter Cook have settled their custody dispute, less than a week after each demanded the other be sent to prison. The ordeal started when attention-starved Cook complained to the cameras about Brinkley holding on to their son’s passport, making them miss a school trip to Egypt. She accused him of breaking a confidentiality agreement and suddenly everyone was prescribing anger management classes and jail time.
The settlement appears to be “Christie hands over the passport next time and everyone takes a chill pill,” but since neither was actually punished, both parties are claiming victory. “She didn’t get what she wanted. All that happened here is that Mr. Cook’s parenting time was preserved,” said Cook’s lawyer. “Ms. Brinkley is completely vindicated,” said the supermodel’s, who suggests they could have thrown Cook in the clink if they wanted. “Since Mr. Cook lost the custody battle in the divorce trial, he has staged a relentless smear campaign against Ms. Brinkley….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. For the sake of the children, she is hopeful that Mr. Cook will cease his attacks on the children’s mother.” Or else! Somehow we think this drama is far from over.
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