Diana Bianchi, the teen girl that had an affair with Peter Cook, has been called to testify in court on Wednesday, the opening day of the Christie Brinkley divorce hearing.
Christie Brinkley’s lawyers aren’t wasting any time on dishing the dirt on the former supermodel’s adulterous ex when their divorce trial begins today.
Joe Tacopina, the lawyer that represents Bianchi says, “She has been subpoenaed to appear July 2,” which is the first day of the divorce trial.
Diana Bianchi was an aspiring singer who worked as a toy store clerk before Cook hired her as his assistant.
“She’s trying to keep a very low profile and stay out of all this,” he said.
Bianchi, now 21, became involved with Cook while working at his Bridgehampton architect firm two summers ago. Peter Cook reportedly paid her $300,000 to keep Diana’s mouth shut about the affair.
The relationship first became known when Diana Bianchi’s stepfather, a police officer, told Christie Brinkley about the affair.
Peter Cook’s porn addiction has already been brought out, and he reportedly paid over $3000 a month on pornographic websites.
The main focus of the divorce trial is Peter Cook’s affair with the 18-year-old, which set off a frenzy in the tabloids.
Cook’s lawyer is trying to blame Christie Brinkley for part of the public spectacle.
“For goodness sake: She’s on her fourth husband,” Sheresky told the court. “Your honor, we’re here because of the self-indulgent wrath of a woman scorned.”
Cook said he met Bianchi in early 2005 when she was working at a Hamptons toy store. Their affair began that March, around the time he hired Bianchi. She was paid $20,000 to type magazine articles onto the company’s Web site. He also left her cash payments in various spots: $500 under the rock outside his office; more behind a painting.
Before their relationship ended in late 2005, they had sex in the office a number of times, and at homes in the Hamptons owned by Cook and Christie Brinkley.
Peter Cook then gave Diana Bianchi $300,000 in May of 2007. Peter Cook said basically it was “hush money”, to keep his family from scandal. Too little, too late!