Model Christie Brinkley fought a barrage of accusations she was "acting" on the witness stand during her emotional testimony in her divorce trial on Thursday (03Jul08).
The 54 year old fought back tears as she recalled the pain of learning her husband Peter Cook was cheating on her with an 18 year old in 2006.
But Cook's attorney Norman Sheresky insisted the tearful show was just a clever performance, reminding the court that Brinkley is an actress.
The model responded, "I would call that a stretch... Really, I'm a spokesperson for products I believe in."
As the attorney continued to suggest Brinkley was acting in court, the model stated, "I'm no Meryl Streep. I was in a very successful film, National Lampoon's Vacation. It's 30 years later."
Speaking outside court, Sheresky told reporters, "There should never have been a (divorce) trial and it shouldn't be public.
"Since there had to be one, I think Peter should come off and does come off as the concerned father he is."