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"Other Woman" in Brinkley Split Speaks

7/18/2006 12:09 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The teenage girl who came between Christie Brinkley and her estranged husband, Peter Cook, is talking about about their steamy relationship and how it became sexual.

Diana Bianchi, now 19, told WNYW, the FOX affiliate in New York, that she met the 47-year-old Cook in May 2005 when Bianchi, then 17, was working at a toy store in the Hamptons. Bianchi says Cook offered her a job at his architecture firm. Within a month, she says, things turned sexual.

"He'd make advances verbally towards me first," Bianchi told WNYW's Rosanna Scotto. "It just escalated into something I didn't expect ... I never expected that he would take it to a different level."

Bianchi knew that Cook was married, but says that Cook never made her any promises. "He didn't say he was going to leave her. He just basically left it at he wished things were different. He wished that he was younger or he had met me at a different time ... I never asked him to leave her for me."

At one point during the interview, Bianchi's attorney stepped in, saying that Cook "preyed on her vulnerability, her naïveté, her age, her immaturity."

Bianchi says Cook would leave money for her, even providing a down payment on her car.

Brinkley and Cook have been married for a decade. Bianchi could be a key witness in the couple's divorce case, with a reported $60 million on the line. Bianchi's lawyer, Joe Tacopina, says his client has "got a great sexual harassment claim" against Cook.

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Moral Miss    

All of us objective people call it as we see it, too bad Christie didn't see it coming!! What a brutal way to show his true colors. You can call the tramp impressionable if you want, but she's wasting no time jumping on the chuck wagon for a second time. No time to grieve her lost virginity, there's gold waiting to be dug! Look out for Marcy too, who commented earlier, muy caliente translates to slut and pig deserve each other. Anybody with any morals, and even a tiny little heart knows that a married person should be considered absolutely off limits. Grow up, and get some perspective, both of you! He deserves what he gets, poor kids though!

3016 days ago

A B Babee    

There is no one to blame. It is just sex. Good hot steamy sweaty sex, with lots of orgasms. Brinkley probably wanted her too. Get over it, people. Sex doesn't hurt anyone unless they want it to. Sex is fun.

3016 days ago

Rosemary Caldwell    

He is a grown man and should know better than to have sex with a teenager. What if it was your daughter, how would you feel if an older man was having sex with her. He is totally responsible, a teenager can not be the blame for this.
This is not Monica Lewinsky.
He bought his way into her life and he needs to pay his way out.

3016 days ago


Funny how when this situation was Monica L. and Bill Clinton .....basically the same, older MARRIED MAN.....and much younger woman ..... then all you heard was that It was all Monica's fault ....NOTHING about how an older man USED and seduced the younger poor Monica, or Poor "vulnerable" child. OR how wrong slick Willie was.
Just like Monica... This girl was over 18 and a woman, responsible for her own actions. SHE took the job from a stranger,a customer, of the toy store she worked at,. probably very OBVIOUS what he was after.. After all what architectural firm goes hunting employees from clerks in a toy store for their expertise in the architectural genre........Seems like she heard "chaching" . She sounds like a "gold digger." and the innocent act....just doesn't work in this situation.

3016 days ago


With all the problems in the world; with all the personal problems all of us face............who gives a crap about these rich spoiled brats.

3016 days ago


WHO GIVES TWO SH*TS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

3016 days ago


strange that Brinkley left first husband -Brinkley had a brief marriage to Richard Taubman, which lasted from 1994 to 1995.and then -Brinkley and Joel were married from 1985 to 1994,Brinkley gained worldwide fame for her modeling career.Christie Brinkley and Peter Cooke have been married since 1996.
dont you see -that christie Brinkley married men to better her life ? Did she not leave Billy Joel for peter cooke cause married him the next year ? She must of knew him awhile even when she was married to Billy Joel ? right ?
NOw cooke -brinkley husband - see -2005 when Bianchi, then 17, was working at a toy store in the Hamptons. Bianchi says Cook offered her a job at his architecture firm. Within a month, she says, things turned sexual.
well the 17 yr old knew he was married - a lot of women will go after married men ? Cause they enjoy break up marriages and to take other women men?

3015 days ago

T.M. Wells    

You go girl........(Diana) i would of done the same thing went from $12 a hr to $50 a hr . Sorry for all the MARRIED WOMAN you still cant control a man with what's between his legs and it doesn't always mean to dissolve the marriage over some young TENDERONI........SO WHAT.........MOVE ON AND GET OVER IT. She wasn't his first nor his LAST..........MOST MEN WANT A VARIETY OF SPICE IN THEIR LIVES AND COOK GOT HIS, NOW GO GET YOURS CHRISTY !!! Cook went after her and THEIR WAS NO SEXUAL HARRASSMENT.......THAT STUPID LAWYER IS PUTTING HER UP TO THAT SO HE CAN GET PAID.

3015 days ago

Moral Miss    

Wow!!! Glad I read on. Sad, ridiculous occurrences sure bring out sad ridiculous commentators. The couple's sex life is nobody's business, but will undoubtedly be mocked by deficient retrobates all over. Anglo Sexon, could you be more of a moron? Retorical. Don't bother to respond. You've already answered. There are a lot of sick ^%$@#&#% whose pitiful minds need some serious help.

3015 days ago


The man is a cad. It is a shame, but I know many powerful men who do the same thing. They use money to aquire women. I agree with the reader who mentioned the young lady would have continued with the affair if not caught. Who could blame her? It was easy money, and there is no shortage of women who seek out weathy men. The fact is he is solely to blame. He actively pursued the young lady while married. He alone made the advances. His wife should get a nice divorce settlement, and his employee deserves a nice settlement for sexual harassment. It will teach him, and other men, not to ply women with offers of money or employment.

3015 days ago


She should not get one penney because she was not harassed, but enjoyed it all because she had more money and all the attention she wanted. Being 17 does not make you stupid. She knew who he was and just wanted to get what she could from him. I feel sorry for him to be so stupid and really mess up his family's life and his also. I just feel sorry for the children who will suffer more than anyone.

3015 days ago

Georgy Colson    

Too sad!
Christie is too much of a lady to deserve that!
Cook's got no brains!

3015 days ago


pure trailer trash I don't care if she was 17 she knew he was married and she knew what she was doing. Now she wants money? Give me a break and her atty must be looking for money also to take this to court.Someone said herpes for her? I hope that he may never see the phoenix rise again, not even with Viagra Take that to the bank Peter

3015 days ago


Umm what's with all the comments "Oh they LOOKED so happy" & "oh what a wonderfuul LOOKING family", "the GOLDEN couple" the DARLINGS of BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH!

So sickening how much people put on appearances - why cause they're blond they're not capable of devious actions? Well I guess not - these comments are just as clueless as poor Brinkley - then again how clueless can you be with a philandering husband of this CALIBER - he had to have been better than 007 if they're truly saying actions like these went COMPLETELY undetected by Brinkley OR friends/family/Neigbors SOMEBODY

Oh & let's not 4get the young missy-- 17-18 yr olds today ARE NOT THAT YOUNG IN THE MIND WHEN IT COMES TO FIDELITY AND INFIDELITY - she has no excuse KNOWING he was married, ESP who he was married to - in my opinion she's no better than a young prostitute on any given street corner of America - she didn't want to lose out on $$$ period

Also, I have yet to hear anything about LOVE from her about him & she said he never said anything about leaving Brinkley for her - so she knew it was jus business and her willingness to go public and give interviews is also jus another nail in the coffin.

Atrocious : P

3015 days ago


How could anybody be shocked or surprised by this. Here is a man 47 years old with
an opportunity for an adventure with a new young pretty woman. Life is too short to
pass this up. It's called human nature.

3015 days ago
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