Who Won?

Christie Brinkley and Peter Cook have finally settled one of the most contentious divorces in celebrity history. Who prevailed? Read on to find out.

Christie Brinkley

The most contentious — and entertaining — celebrity divorce in recent history has finally come to a close. Four years after their war began when he was busted gettin' it on with a 17-year-old, Christie Brinkley and her ex Peter Cook have finally settled their lingering lawsuits against each other.

Brinkley has accused Cook of shortchanging her on child support, breaking a no-contact rule and smearing her in the press. Cook said Brinkley actually owed him money and that she was a total famewhore who was using their split for publicity.

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Last week in court, Brinkley snidely told Cook's new wife that she would be there when he cheated again — and wifey sniped back to "move on."

So who prevailed? That depends on who you ask.

In a statement on her Facebook page, Brinkley wrote:

"Once and for all, this is my last word on the subject. Let it be known, that 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.' Since that moment, it has been an odyssey of frustration as I have navigated the court system with one goal to find peace and protection for my family from the various forms of abuse at the hands of a narcissist."

"I had a prenup, a confidentiality agreement, and a 'civility clause' that all cost a lot of money, but were for all intensive purposes ignored and useless against the extended character assignation and extortion attempts I have endured. While extortion for money he was not owed was Peter Cook's shameless goal in this last round, I was seeking respite from narcissist abuse by fighting for the right to enforce the 'No Contact Rule' which is imperative for persons, mostly women, dealing with a person diagnosed with Narcissistic Personality Disorder."

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"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 the emotional toll which can only be measured in tears that must be considered by the courts and media alike."

The other side of the coin? Cook's lawyer asserted, "Ms. Brinkley brought a meritless lawsuit against Mr. Cook for the sole purpose of causing pain and suffering to him. Contrary to Ms. Brinkley's assertion that Mr. Cook was a 'dead-beat dad' and 'bully' this settlement agreement provides financial compensation exclusively to Mr. Cook and dismisses all monetary claims filed against him. Ms. Brinkley has publicly stated that Mr. Cook was attempting to extort money from her but this settlement demonstrates it was she who was wrongfully attempting to extort money from him. The settlement we reached proves Ms. Brinkley's claims were baseless and that a hearing would have only proved to be a further embarrassment for her."

The case may be settled, but we have a feeling this won't be the last we hear from these two.

Image courtesy IZZY/WENN.com


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Comments on "Christie Brinkley finally settles world's ugliest divorce"

Aonnicha July 13, 2012 | 7:37 PM

I can't really aneswr your question but you are not alone, most of the western world is the same, you lose the house, lose the kids, lose over half of your future income etc etc Equal rights seem to be set by academics and are at there discretion . Even basic equal rights do not exist in most of the world, but you never hear them crying out about that. The worst thing you can be in the world today is a western male .

Survived2 June 26, 2012 | 5:16 AM

These men prey upon and find empathetic women and exploit their kindness until they no longer have use for them. Christie's nightmare is sadly quite common but far from being universally understood. If you too are the victim of someone with Narcisstic Personality Disorder, there are wonderful support sites such as One MOM'S Battle, Respite From Sociopathic Behavior and others. Christie does not deserve to be grouped in with that disturbed man and his accomplice/wife and she has been astonishingly strong and successful in spite of years of abuse. May her survival and prosperity serve as an inspiration to many and she receive the peace so painfully earned.

Emma June 25, 2012 | 2:03 PM

This sounds like an absolute mess that will not easily go away. There seems to be so many issues at stake here and even though the divorce may be settled it sounds like this won't be the last we hear about these issues.

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