A dispute over a passport is sending supermodel Christie Brinkley and her former husband on another trip to court.
The erstwhile Uptown Girl and Peter Cook, who divorced a year ago following revelations that Cook had an affair with a teenage store clerk, are scheduled to go before a judge next week in the latest chapter of a long-standing dispute over custody of their two children.
Cook wants Brinkley, who lives in Bridgehampton, found in contempt of court for allegedly failing to deliver their son Jack's passport to his house last November, causing the boy, 14, to miss a trip to Egypt with his father. The couple also have a daughter, Sailor, 11.
His attorney, Steven Kuhn of Port Jefferson, said Cook wants Brinkley to attend anger management classes. He also wants the court to appoint a "parenting coordinator" to ensure Cook's visitation privileges.
"Ms. Brinkley fails to recognize his rights as a parent," Kuhn said yesterday.
Brinkley's attorney, Peter Caronia of Hauppauge, Thursday called Cook's allegations "without merit and wholly disingenuous."
The case goes to trial Tuesday in State Supreme Court in Riverhead.
After earlier, made-for-tabloid skirmishes featuring allegations that Cook cheated on Brinkley and spent $3,000 per month on Internet pornography, the contempt of court case involves a dispute over whether Brinkley missed a deadline to turn over Jack's passport.
Brinkley's attorneys say the document was dropped off at Cook's East End house by an assistant while Brinkley was comforting a friend whose mother died. Kuhn said the passport was nowhere to be found.
"There are other incidents that come up from time to time that interfere with his time with the children," Kuhn said. He declined to elaborate.