Brinkley divorce trial halted twice, adjourned

Christie Brinkley's divorce trial was put on hold twice Wednesday afternoon, but lawyers for both sides declined to comment as to the reason. After the first part of Wednesday?s testimony, Brinkley was

News 12 Staff

Jul 10, 2008, 12:01 AM

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Christie Brinkley's divorce trial was put on hold twice Wednesday afternoon, but lawyers for both sides declined to comment as to the reason.
After the first part of Wednesday?s testimony, Brinkley was asked while leaving the courthouse if a settlement is in the works. She pressed her palms together and said, "It's what I hope and pray for."
The trial was then put on hold, but resumed hours later when the opposing lawyers passed a note, whispered and stopped the trial again to go into the judge's chambers. The case was then adjourned until Thursday.
Two character witnesses for Brinkley took the stand Wednesday. They both testified that family comes first for the former supermodel. The witnesses told the court Brinkley had in the past turned down lucrative job offers in favor of spending time with her children.
A court-appointed psychiatrist took the stand at Brinkley's divorce trial Tuesday and added a dispassionate, but intimate viewpoint to a case piled high withdirty laundry. The psychiatrist, Dr. Stephen Herman, said the model needs toexamine her taste in men and that her husband, architect PeterCook, is a narcissist with a bottomless ego. But between them,Brinkley should get custody of their two children, Herman saidTuesday. Brinkley was cool to the idea of therapy. "I'm not sure I'm ahuge fan of psychotherapy. I believe there are other ways to dealwith this," Brinkley testified Tuesday. But she added that she"would do whatever it takes to convince the court" to grant hercustody of the children, 10 and 13. Cook has admitted having an affair with a teenager who worked inhis office and spending thousands of dollars on Internetpornography. Herman had harsh words for Cook in a report for the court,saying the architect had an insatiable ego and "needs constantreassurance that he is a terrific guy."


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