Ex supermodel Christie Brinkley was a Cover Girl for 20 years and grazed the covers of several Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issues in the late 70's and 80's. Now 54, she is getting divorced from her husband of 12 years, Peter Cook, 47, who allegedly cheated on her with an 18 year old employee.
Christie Brinkley, an animal rights advocate and mother of three, demanded that the divorce proceedings be open to the media, and the expected frenzy has ensued. Testimony on what's angling to be the ugliest divorce of the year have included accounts of sex in Cook's office, wads of cash in the 18 year old woman's fists, and Cook's frequent forays into internet porn and swingers sites. Brinkley seems so intent on humiliating the cheating SOB who humiliated her that she opposed efforts by both Cook and her children's attorney to close the trial to the media.
Mark Cohen, the Suffolk County judge handling the case said it went public because â€œopen courtrooms, in general and in divorce actions, may provide a basis for societal education.â€