Will A Public Divorce Trial Hurt Brinkley?

Christie Brinkley pushed for her divorce trial to be open to the public, but was that a wise move?

Famed divorce attorney Raoul Felder, celebrity brand strategist Marvet Britto, and psychologist and contributing editor of Cookie magazine Robi Ludwig visited The Early Show to discuss the various implications of a public trial.

In Felder's opinion, "it's as if (Brinkley) checked common sense at the courthouse door. The judge can't be overly impressed by a mother who'd want to have this."

Ludwig said that often parents who want an open trial are simply misguided.

"There's no such thing as a good divorce," she said. "Sometimes a well-intentioned person can think, 'what's good for me, is good for the kids. My kids know everything anyway, so why not put it out there so they can deal with it and I can help them deal with it?' I wouldn't recommend it."

The choice to go public might also be a bad career move, according to Britto.

"She loses big time if she has a public divorce where dirty laundry comes out. That might taint or soil the brand equity that she has," she said.

Click below to see the whole discussion:


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