An attorney for former model Christie Brinkley’s children will ask a judge Thursday to close her impending divorce trial, hoping to keep them from hearing "harm[ful]" details of their parents’ split, Newsday reported.
Lawyers for Brinkley and her estranged husband, Peter Cook, along with interested news groups will have the chance to file motions over the proposed closure. Trial could begin this summer; custody and child support of the two children are at stake.
Family case documents are typically sealed in New York, according to Newsday, but court proceedings are presumed open.
The law guardian for Sailor, 9, and Jack, 12, is expected to argue the motion to ban reporters.
Brinkley’s fourth marriage fell apart in 2006 amid reports that Cook had an affair with his 18-year-old assistant.
Update: A Brinkley representative called to say her attorney has not yet decided whether she will support the proposed ban on reporters at trial.