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Christie Brinkley, Peter Cook Settle Custody Dispute

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Newsday.com: An episode of he-said, she-said finger-pointing between supermodel Christie Brinkley and ex-husband Peter Cook ended in a settlement Tuesday over custodial issues related to their two children.

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Following negotiations that lasted until 2 a.m., the two signed an agreement before State Supreme Court Judge Mark Cohen in Riverhead Tuesday morning.

Outside the courtroom later, Brinkley called Cook an "extreme narcissist."

"Google 'Divorcing a narcissist,' " Brinkley told reporters. "It will give you a lot of insight into what I've been going through for the past three and a half years."

Told what his ex-wife said, Cook said: "I'll accept 'narcissist' over 'interference.' "

The agreement clarified issues regarding the children's passports and increased the amount of time the children will spend with Cook in the summer to 50 percent, said his attorney, James Winkler of Port Jefferson Station.

Earlier, a statement by Brinkley's attorney, Peter Caronia of Hauppauge, claimed victory, though no decision had been approved. In return, Cook's attorney said his client was "furious" over the "fake and phony statement."

Brinkley, kept her sunglasses on throughout the proceeding.

Winkler said his client got "virtually everything he wanted." Cook flashed a victory sign as he left the courtroom. "I'm happy with the outcome," he said, "but I'm sad that we got here."

The former couple has two children: Jack, 14, and Sailor, 11.

Cook wanted Brinkley found in contempt of court for allegedly failing to deliver their son's passport to his house in November, which, Cook said, caused Jack to miss a school trip to Egypt. In return, Brinkley's attorneys filed a countermotion to hold Cook in contempt for discussing the marriage on talk shows in violation of a confidentiality agreement.

Both motions were dropped at Tuesday's court hearing.

Caronia said an assistant dropped off the passport at Cook's East End home as Brinkley, of Bridgehampton, comforted a friend whose mother had died.

Cook called Brinkley's actions "a pattern of interference" that disrupted his ability to see his children. He said he planned to take his children to China next year.

Following the court decision, Caronia said, "We feel Ms. Brinkley was completely vindicated."

The couple divorced a year ago following revelations Cook had an affair with a store clerk aged 18 when they met.

Cook told Newsday earlier: "Fourteen months ago, I asked for my son's passport so I could get a visa for him to go on a school trip. . . . This is not about a stupid girlfriend."

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