Oh, I’m so happy.
I’m finally back in Seattle, where it’s pouring, and I just couldn’t be happier to be home. Thanks to the awesome ice wrap Tiffany got me in NYC, my foot was feeling a lot better and I was able to hobble through two airports with three bags and a dog without the use of a wheelchair. Phew! I have now been reunited with my cats and my couch and I’m just delighted.
To make life even better, the Christie Brinkley/Peter Cook divorce trial started out with a bang.
Cook admits that he paid Diana Bianchi — the teenager he was sleeping with — around $300K to keep her from pressing a sexual harrassment suit (or talking to the press, I assume). It turns out Christie found out about the affair when Diana’s stepfather told her about it. Um, how did Diana’s stepfather know about this? Like, how do you wind up having that kind of a conversation with your stepfather? I’m sure the sudden appearance of $300K had something to do with it, but still. Very weird.
He was also apparently a huge dick to Christie’s daughter with Billy Joel, Alexa Ray:
Alexa Ray Joel, 22, testified that Cook treated her well before he married her mother. But she said he was constantly on her case afterward, chastising her “if I chewed too loud” and criticizing her piano playing.
“He was just very critical of me in general,” said Joel, a singer, songwriter and pianist.
When her lengthy shower caused a leak in the kitchen below in 2003, Cook stormed into the bathroom and demanded she mop up immediately, Joel testified. When she got downstairs wearing only a towel, he pushed her head into a bucket and yelled, “You clean this up!” she said.
PLUS, Peter Cook spent about $3,000 a month on pornographic Web sites in 2005. Holy shit! Does he know how much porn is FREE online now??? What the hell are you spending $3,000 a MONTH on?? That’s just silly.
The couple had a pre-nup, so right now the primary battle is over custody of the children. Christie thinks he should get no custody, while Peter thinks he should get at least joint custody.
Looking forward to more of this!