07/02/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Christie Brinkley's Ex Peter Cook Paid Teen Lover For Silence: Report

Supermodel Christie Brinkley's cheating hubby, Peter Cook, paid $300,000 to his former teenage lover to keep her from singing about their torrid affair, The Post has learned.

Cook's payment to then-20-year-old Diana Bianchi last March came in exchange for a promise not to sue him for sexual harassment.

The Post first reported last year that a deal had been made - but terms of the confidential settlement had been kept secret until yesterday.

Two sources familiar with the deal said Cook, 49, paid Bianchi $300,000, and in return she agreed to never talk about their relationship, which began when she was just 18 years old and working in his Hamptons architectural firm.

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