Christie Brinkley 's bitter divorce from ex-husband Peter Cook just got a whole lot uglier. The model and her architect husband split in 2008 but have been trading insults seemingly on a weekly basis ever since.
Proceedings have stepped up a gear this week though, with Cook calling 58-year-old Brinkley "a second-rate celebrity starved for attention", in a statement obtained by the Huffington Post. Back in November 2011, the model filed a motion seeking fines for Cook's "inflammatory communications" after he allegedly began bullying her via email. Christie's representative Matthew Hiltzik told the New York Daily News, "Christie quietly filed four months ago, to stop the intimidation and ongoing smear campaign she's been subjected to since her divorce". In their explosive statement this week, Cook's attorney James Winkler described Brinkley as , "a calculating vindictive woman who uses her smiley looks, a creative PR team and antagonistic lawyers to hide her truly mean-spirited nature", adding, "Now she is attempting to line her pockets by picking his".