Cook's lawyer confirmed that Brinkley is ready to make the shameful claims in Suffolk County court, but would not offer up anything else. "I don't want to make public her accusations. She's making a lot of accusations," the New York Post quoted Cook's lawyer, Norman Sheresky, as saying. A law guardian for the couple's two children on June 19 asked a Long Island judge to bar the media from the courtroom during the trial so the kids wouldn't have to hear about Daddy's dirty deeds.
"What kind of father engages in such atrocious behavior that he's embarrassed to have a public trial?" asked Brinkley's celebrity lawyer, Robert Cohen. Cohen refused to discuss Brinkley's cybersex claims and declined to comment when asked if Cook had had any other extramarital affairs.
The bad blood between the couple continued to flow after the hearing, when Sheresky slammed Brinkley as a lousy parent for wanting the press to be in the courtroom to hear the details of his affair with a teenage girl and his alleged Internet porn prowling.
But Cohen countered that she needs to restore her reputation and correct "innuendoes, rumors and falsehoods" leaked to the media about her, and that Cook's "atrocious behavior" in his much-publicized affair with assistant Diana Bianchi "is only the tip of the iceberg."
The couple split after his affair with the then-19-year-old Bianchi was revealed. Brinkley filed for divorce in July 2006.