March 28th, 2012
01:53 PM ET
The battle of the exes continued Wednesday as Christie Brinkley’s ex-husband Peter Cook fired back at her on the "Today" show.
Yesterday the Broadway actress – who’s gearing up for a return to “Chicago” - went on "Today" and accused Cook of harassment and of continually plotting to “destroy [her] joy" four years after their split.
Brinkley, who has two teenage kids with her fourth husband, cried as she said she “just wants peace for my family.”
“Ever since the separation she’s been on a campaign to try and smear me,” Cook told "Today" about Brinkley’s Tuesday interview with the morning show, which she said was her first TV interview about their split.
“There is no Peter Cook press machine - I have no interest in the press. I am not a celebrity. You don’t hear about Peter Cook until Christie Brinkley dredges something up from the past,” he said.
The 58-year-old actress alleged yesterday that Cook inflates how much he’s actually paying in child support each month - a matter the couple is now hashing out in court.
For his part, Cook said, “I thought that it was horrible that she could sit there and shamelessly lie to our children again on national TV about the events surrounding this current motion...The entire content of her interview was a lie, where she claims I am harassing and bullying her on a daily basis."
Brinkley will reprise her role as Roxie in "Chicago" next month.
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