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Christie Brinkley's Husband Admits To Paying $300,000 To Teen Lover

Last week we reported that Supermodel Christie Brinkley (photosChristie Brinkley photos)'s cheating husband paid his former teenage lover $300,000 to keep her quiet -- today, that, and much more was confirmed in what was an eye-opening day in court.

Called to the stand by his wife's divorce lawyers at the start of their divorce trial, Peter Cook was questioned about his affair with Diana Bianchi. Cook said he met Bianchi in early 2005, when she was 18-year-old and working at a Hamptons toy store. After hiring her, she was paid $20,000 to type up magazine articles. During the affair, he also hid payments for her, including $500 under a rock and another behind a painting. He bought her various gifts, including Victoria's Secret lingerie.

Cook admitted that before their relationship ended at the end of the year, they had sex in the office more than once. He then paid her $300,000 in May 2007, to keep her quiet and not take him to court for sexual harassment -- turns out he paid her for nothing since details about the affair have come out regardless. Bianchi, now 21, said the affair was "a mutual thing."

Brinkley's attorney Robert Stephan Cohen also revealed that Cook spent around $3,000 a month on porn during his marriage to the model, and apparently even went so far as to record a video of himself masturbating.

"That is the man who's come before this court and asked for custody of his 13-year-old son and 10-year-old daughter," Cohen said. Meanwhile, Cook's attorney, Norman Sheresky, did his best to defend his man and took a shot at Brinkley in the process: "It was wrong, and he said it was wrong. For goodness' sake, she's on her fourth husband. Your honor, we're here because of the self-indulgent wrath of a woman scorned."

"That's putting her agenda in front of the best interests of the children," he said referring to her request that the trial be open to the public. "What kind of a mother wants her husband flogged in public?"

At the end of the day, Brinkley didn't say much and was visibly shaken: "I heard a lot of new things I didn't know today... I need some time to let it all absorb."

July 3, 2008 |

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