Nothing Christie Brinkley can do will rid her of Peter Cook.

Months ago, I was told by insiders about Cook’s latest attack on Brinkley in what should have been a closed divorce case.

You remember Cook, and so, too, does the judge in their case. Cook is the guy who had an underage girlfriend while he was married to Brinkley. He also liked porn, and used to watch it on his stepson’s computer, naked, while pleasuring himself. We know this because he admitted it in court two years ago.

Last year, the same stepson was supposed to go on a school trip to Egypt. (Yes, I know: only kids in the Hamptons take these sort of trips. We thought going to the Peabody Museum in New Haven was a big deal.) Cook is dragging Brinkley into court, claiming that she purposely made the kid miss the trip by failing to provide his passport.

For months, I’ve heard, this is one of Cook’s many efforts to embarrass Brinkley. Would she actually make her son miss a big trip like that? Cook is the King of Da-Nile if he really believes that, friends say.

Indeed, if Cook presses this case, there’s a chance the judge will bring in a significant witness: 13 year old Jack, the boy in question. Apparently he knows what happened. In one of those suburban car chases that involve exes delivering things to mailboxes, etc, the son is well aware that Brinkley left his passport, as ordered by Cook, in his mailbox. Where it went after that, only Cook ‘ or his mailman ‘ knows.

Why this case is set to proceed next week is anyone’s guess. Brinkley’s side says it’s “frivolous.” That’s an understatement.’ Brinkley, meantime, remains Sphinx-like until she testifies. Cook, however, has his porn to help him walk like an Egyptian. He should see that the writing is on the wall.

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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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