I can’t believe that Peter Cook paid Diana Bianchi $300K to keep her mouth shut. It’s obvious that bribes in whatever form never work. Just say goodbye and go separate ways.
Now they’re both in trouble, Cook with his ex Christy Brinkley and Bianchi with the IRS. (I believe you can receive gifts up to $10K without reporting it.)
You don’t suppose that Diana Bianchi reported the $300K to the IRS do you? Or, perhaps it was a severance package when she parted company.