Christie Brinkley's ex calls her 'dishonest' after she breaks down on TV

Christie Brinkley's ex, Peter Cook, blasted her tears on "Today" as a "cunning and shameless display in what I can only imagine was an attempt to garner public sympathy by dishonest means."

Brinkley broke down Tuesday during an NBC interview with Matt Lauer as she claimed Cook was trying to "destroy" her success.

Cook fired back in a furiously-worded statement, saying, "Christie was entirely dishonest about the circumstances surrounding the current court action which was precipitated by her and ... is doing further damage to our children ... I am also shocked by the blatant lies she told regarding our divorce proceedings of four years ago, including denying the indisputable fact that she fought for an open courtroom despite the warnings it would harm our children."

He railed at the accusation that he is a "deadbeat dad," saying, "[She] does not want peace, she wants attention."

Cook concluded Brinkley still wants revenge on him for cheating with Diana Bianchi, adding, "Clearly, Christie does not believe I was punished enough four years ago for my indiscretions in our marriage, but for the sake of our children I wish she would find a way to move on."

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