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    Her eyes welling with tears, the mother of the teen in the middle of the Christie Brinkley-Peter Cook breakup lashed into the supermodel's philandering husband - calling him a master manipulator who stole her daughter's innocence.

    "He's a predator. That's what he is, a predator," Frances Platt, 41, told the Daily News in an exclusive interview. "I'm shaking just thinking about it."

    The Long Island mom of five said Cook, 47, had no business plucking her beautiful daughter from a high school job at a Southampton, L.I., toy store and seducing her with lavish gifts and a job at his architecture firm.

    "My daughter, she's very naive and trusting . . . , " Platt said, breaking down and asking for a minute to compose herself.

    As she brushed away her tears, she took a breath and continued: "She looks worldly, like she knows everything. But she doesn't. She has her moments when she's 5 years old again and looking to me to make it all better."

    Platt described Diana Bianchi, now 19, as a typical teenager who never got in trouble and always stayed close to home to help with her three younger siblings: two sisters, ages 9 and 6, and a 4-year-old brother.

    Bianchi grew up playing the piano and flute, in-line skating with friends and dreaming of becoming a Top 40 star, her mom said.

    "She always loved to sing. Sometimes she was shy about it, but not that shy," Platt said with a smile. "We would miss the \[school\] bus a lot because that girl was in the bathroom, brushing her teeth and singing into the toothbrush."

    She said her daughter is devastated over the public revelations about her relationship with Cook.

    "This has been very hard for us, to be kind of thrown in the limelight," Platt said.

    "Diana didn't throw her name out there," one of the teen's lawyers, Rosemarie Arnold, interjected. "The only reason she spoke out was to protect her reputation against false accusations. . . . This isn't a media-savvy woman, and she's being pitted against a very well-liked couple."

    As she spoke, Platt fiddled with a large gold heart around her neck engraved with the names of her five kids.

    "This is not what we want," she said. "I want my daughter to be happy. I want our lives to go back to normal. There's nothing I can say to make it better. I pray a lot. I really do."

    Platt said Bianchi was "a young girl" who was taking her first tentative steps into adulthood when Cook swooped in.

    "When you have daughters, you always want to be there for them. But you try to find a balance between protecting your kids and giving them space to live," she said.
    Brian Platt, Bianchi's stepfather, is equally protective of her because he has helped raise the aspiring singer since she was just a year old, his wife said.

    Brinkley, 52, announced a formal separation from Cook last week after Bianchi's stepdad, a Southampton Village cop, blindsided her with the news of Cook's two-timing ways on June 25.

    According to one published account, the stepdad confronted both Brinkley and Cook together, telling his stepdaughter's older paramour, "If I were not worried about getting my pension, you'd be a dead man."

    Through lawyer Joseph Tacopina, Brian Platt has denied ever making the comment. The Southampton Police Department is investigating the alleged incident.

    Cook has not returned repeated calls and e-mails from the Daily News seeking comment. Frances Platt shook her head with disgust when asked about reports that Cook romanced another Southampton teen, singer Samantha Cole, during his courtship of Brinkley 10 years ago.

    "So this wasn't the first time," she scoffed.
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    Default Re: Mother of teen at center of Christie Brinkley scandal rips into philangering hubby

    I believe them. The kid is 19, for Christ's sake!

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    [quote] Her eyes welling with tears, the mother of the teen in the middle of the Christie Brinkley-Peter Cook breakup lashed into the supermodel's philandering husband - calling him a master manipulator who stole her daughter's innocence.[\quote]

    Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight


    [quote]"My daughter, she's very naive and trusting . . . , " Platt said, breaking down and asking for a minute to compose herself.

    As she brushed away her tears, she took a breath and continued: "She looks worldly, like she knows everything. But she doesn't. She has her moments when she's 5 years old again and looking to me to make it all better."

    Platt described Diana Bianchi, now 19, as a typical teenager who never got in trouble and always stayed close to home to help with her three younger siblings: two sisters, ages 9 and 6, and a 4-year-old brother.

    Bianchi grew up playing the piano and flute, in-line skating with friends and dreaming of becoming a Top 40 star, her mom said.

    "She always loved to sing. Sometimes she was shy about it, but not that shy," Platt said with a smile. "We would miss the \[school\] bus a lot because that girl was in the bathroom, brushing her teeth and singing into the toothbrush." [\quote]

    If she's that 'trusting and niave, why didn't you watch her more closely and start asking some questions?

    Maybe if she hadn't raised your kids for you, she would have been a little more savvy.

    Shy but not shy?

    [quote]According to one published account, the stepdad confronted both Brinkley and Cook together, telling his stepdaughter's older paramour, "If I were not worried about getting my pension, you'd be a dead man." [\quote]

    Probably won't have to worrry about pension now, huh?

    Cook is an ass for what he did to his wife. I feel no pity for this girl or her parents.

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    Actually, I'm on the fence about the girl but do feel for her parents. No one wants this sort of thing to visit the family, no matter who's fault it was.
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    I think the Christie's hubby is an ass too, but wouldn't the mother start getting suspicious when her daughter can afford a brand new fancy car, and starts earning $50/hour at the age of 19 as a "personal assistant"??
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    Not in the Hamptons she wouldn't. He got a bargain at that price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by buttmunch
    Not in the Hamptons she wouldn't. He got a bargain at that price.
    Seriously? Wow...I live in the wrong part of the USA!
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    You don't ever want to go to the Hamptons. Beyond tacky and gross.
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    Quote Originally Posted by buttmunch
    Not in the Hamptons she wouldn't. He got a bargain at that price.
    Sorry but it would raise suspicion even in the Hamptons because she had no skills to be a personal assistant. A professional with experience would rate $50 per hour as an assistant, not a kid right out of high school with no skill set. They don't start at $104k per year even in the Hamptons. Her step father is a cop. You know that he is not even earning $104k per year.

    I feel bad for the family because their daughter has brought shame and humiliation to them. They would all be better served if they just shut their mouths and let it go away over time. Instead they keep giving these interviews trying to justify what the girl did and trying to portray her as a victim. The victim here is Christie and her kids, not the asshole husband or his Hampton Whore.

    Bet the parents are glad now that they got her all those flute playing lessons! It sure payed off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sluce
    Sorry but it would raise suspicion even in the Hamptons because she had no skills to be a personal assistant. A professional with experience would rate $50 per hour as an assistant, not a kid right out of high school with no skill set. They don't start at $104k per year even in the Hamptons. Her step father is a cop. You know that he is not even earning $104k per year.

    I feel bad for the family because their daughter has brought shame and humiliation to them. They would all be better served if they just shut their mouths and let it go away over time. Instead they keep giving these interviews trying to justify what the girl did and trying to portray her as a victim. The victim here is Christie and her kids, not the asshole husband or his Hampton Whore.

    Bet the parents are glad now that they got her all those flute playing lessons! It sure payed off.
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    I don't know, the qualifications for personal assistant is basically sucking up to the boss (which obviously she did really well) and carrying out thier orders. It's not unheard of to make a load of cash doing this just as it sometimes pays crap.
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    If this shy aspiring singer was being taken advantage of she should have told somebody. Her stepdad is a fucking cop-couldn't she report it?
    She knew what was happening, she wanted it. Only when the shit hit the fan did she start saying how he took advantage of her.............
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    Quote Originally Posted by buttmunch
    I don't know, the qualifications for personal assistant is basically sucking up to the boss (which obviously she did really well) and carrying out thier orders. It's not unheard of to make a load of cash doing this just as it sometimes pays crap.
    I was surprised to hear that many PAs to top Hollywood stars don't even make 100K per year. No way I would put up with all the shit for under $150K. And if I must blow a guy old enough to be my Dad I better get more than a Nissan Maxima! That is Jaguar convertible territory. Guess that's why these guys go for the naive young ones. They are willing to do more for so much less. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by lalaland
    I have yet to meet an innocent 19 year old. I'm sure she was on a major power trip with the older, rich, handsome, married-to-a-supermodel guy who was completely and totally infactuated with HER. Please. Boohoo -nothing illegal about it. Creepy yes but nothing illegal.

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    Didn't her parents 'notice' the new Maxima in the driveway? Her parents are waaaaaaaay more naive than this girl ever was!
    I'm not quite drunk enough to really care, but is this her violation of her violation of her violation of her violation of probation or her violation of her violation of her violation of her probation????? ~MontanaMama on LL's latest arrest.

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