Drew and Joel Picked Apart by Lisa Bloom

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Sorry for another pic of Brodsky but Rescue posted this story in the comments thread on the last post and I thought it was too good to get buried there.

CNN Video of the Interview. Worth watching!

Drew Peterson speaks to In Session
Posted: 03:20 PM ET

NEW YORK–Drew Peterson gave his first interview since the breakup of his relationship with former fiancée Christina Raines to anchor Lisa Bloom this morning on her show, Open Court. Peterson spoke via telephone to Bloom, who was joined in studio by Peterson’s attorney, Joel Brodsky.

Peterson denied statements by Raines that their engagement was a “stunt” and maintained she initially proposed to him – saying Raines asked him five times to marry him before he relented. Brodsky revealed he was against the engagement because “the public reaction to Drew getting engaged or having a young woman move in with him right now was probably not in his best interest.” Watch Lisa Bloom’s Open Court segment.

For the first time, Peterson spoke out about his relationship with Raines. Peterson said he knew Raines since she was 15, and helped her out when she was a runaway or got into fistfights with other young girls. He said Raines was pressured to leave him, and by doing so she and her children left the “happiest, healthiest environment that she ever lived in.”

Peterson denied asking Raines to wear clothes belonging to his missing wife, saying instead that he offered her clothing he was packing up because Raines didn’t have very much. He called the actions of Raines’ father, coming to his home with a film crew to get Raines’ belongings, a “stunt.” Brodsky said he was on the phone with Peterson during the incident, and said the stuff was already “all packed up and ready to go.”

Peterson talked about the disappearance of Stacy Peterson, his missing wife, and insisted that she left him. He said he tells his younger children that Stacy is “on vacation.” Pressed by Lisa Bloom for details, Peterson, for the first time, said he “agreed that it was suspicious circumstances.” He had no explanation as to why there are no phone records, texts, emails or other evidence to substantiate his story that Stacy Peterson ran off with another man.

–In Session staff

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59 thoughts on “Drew and Joel Picked Apart by Lisa Bloom

  1. Since I can’t sleep I did a transcript of the interview:

  2. Thanks facs!

    I somehow missed that DP asked Christina to put on Stacy’s clothes…..now the disturbed way she looked on CBS when Stacy’s clothes were brought up makes extra sense. Ewwwww

  3. I called this about Stacy’s clothes, what sick mind would do this really??
    If he were really moving Chrissy in he would have put them away NOT offered them to her!! This was a BIG red flag in Chrissy’s head no doubt!
    I also do believe DP had more to do with Chrissy Raines than we know, prior to Stacy missing???That’s for the GJ to sort out.

    JB, stuttering again…hummm, I think Lisa got to them.

  4. It was interesting to me that Drew said something about it being things other than clothes too but then when asked specifically what things he meant – he danced around the answer and just said that Chrissy didn’t have much of anything.

    Why do I have the 80s song – Don’t You Want Me Baby in my head:

    ****
    You were working as a waitress in a cocktail bar

    When I met you

    I picked you out, I shook you up, and turned you around

    Turned you into someone new

    Now five years later on youve got the world at your feet

    Success has been so easy for you

    But dont forget its me who put you where you are now

    And I can put you back down too

    Dont, dont you want me?

    You know I cant believe it when I hear that you wont see me

    Dont, dont you want me?

    You know I dont believe you when you say that you dont need me

    Its much too late to find

    You think youve changed your mind

    You’d better change it back or we will both be sorry

    Dont you want me baby? dont you want me – oh

    Dont you want me baby? dont you want me – oh

    ****

  5. I had the same reaction, Jeepers.

    I’ll bet the grand Jury was interested in it as well.

    In the same breath Drew says he was packing away Stacy’s things “saving them for her” and also that he was offering them to Chrissy.

    You don’t give away a person’s things if you are expecting them to come back for them.

  6. Analysis by Eyes for Lies of Christina Raines Early Show Interview (her first public appearance):

    http://eyesforlies.blogspot.com/2009/02/christina-raines.html

    Eyes for Lies
    The Human Lie Detector Blog

    Wednesday, February 4, 2009

    Christina Raines spoke out about her relationship, engagement and breakup with Drew Peterson on the CBS Early Show this week. She spoke to Julie Chen. Several of you have asked for my opinion about Raines. One person says she “appears to know something”. Another asks was Raines engaged to Peterson, or not?

    Who do you trust here? The suspected murderer who proclaimed he was engaged to Raines, or Raines, a young woman who says it wasn’t so?

    In the beginning of the interview, Raines tells us she knew Peterson since she was 15, and she also knew Stacy.

    Chen: How did this relationship with Drew get to the point where you get engaged to him?

    Raines: It started out as a friendship.
    Notice how she doesn’t deny the engagement here?

    Chen: Do you think he [Peterson] had anything to do with her [Stacy] disappearing?

    Raines: I don’t feel comfortable answering that, at all, right now.
    (Watch her expression here, her lip tenses)

    Chen: Do you think he had anything to do with the mysterious death of his third wife?
    (Notice the movement of her lips again)…

    (There’s much more)

  7. I thought it was odd too that Drew takes pains to denigrate and insult Chrissy in his description of her youth (she ran away from home, got into fistfights, etc) and then segues directly into meeting her at a bar and attempting to hook up with her.

    If he knew all about her and her trashy past, why would this responsible upstanding dad be so eaager to start a relationship with her, and move her into his house to care for his children?

    Bear in mind his insulting description of her comes directly in response to Lisa asking him what attracted Chrissy to him.

  8. He does that to everyone who is out of his life, by their choice or his.

    They are always the bad guy. What is it he always says? Oh I ‘member now:

    “Sinister sells.”

  9. facsmiley Says:

    February 6, 2009 at 9:55 am
    I thought it was odd too that Drew takes pains to denigrate and insult Chrissy in his description of her youth (she ran away from home, got into fistfights, etc) and then segues directly into meeting her at a bar and attempting to hook up with her.

    If he knew all about her and her trashy past, why would this responsible upstanding dad be so eaager to start a relationship with her, and move her into his house to care for his children?

    Bear in mind his insulting description of her comes directly in response to Lisa asking him what attracted Chrissy to him?

    ***

    This was not odd to me as Drew takes every single ex-girlfriend, ex-fiance, ex-wife, and missing wife and did the same exact thing about all of them. In fact he also does the same thing to all of their families and any possible witnesses against him – yet he calls a guy his friend and is allegedly paying for his college for someone who’s currently facing domestic violence charges.

  10. He has no problem picking up the bill for an accomplice to attend college (JMO), but threw a fit about the kid’s college money.

    He deserves to rot in hell. Maybe the police will be able to con Mr. Robinson into confessing. Maybe!

  11. Yes, M2B. As I’ve said before, he is willing to pay for a GROWN MAN to go to college, but not his kids? Very suspicious.

    I does make me wonder what dirt Mike has on Drew… but then, was not Mike the same one he used to pick up chicks as well? Maybe they are partners in more than just crime, if you get my drift…

    And thank you, Facs, for linking Eyes’ blog. She usually has some pretty good assessments, including her view (which I agree with) that Chrissy has been more ‘in on this’ than we give her credit for…

    That said, I do find the allegations he tried to dress her to be… well, lets just say disturbing, but also quite plausible.

    Just my two cents, as I don’t have alot to contribute.

  12. I’m sorry that Lisa blundered and asked why Stacy had not called her mother but I wish she had let Drew finish his sentence (although I do understand her reasoning for cutting him off).

    Stacy was always WHAT?

    And how could an interview with Drew that was to focus on Chrissy not involve questions about Stacy? IDIOT.

    Now it’s not a psychiatrist who saw the children but a psychologist and/or child specialist. Maybe it’s splitting hairs but he should probably keep straight the qualifications of the expert who saw his children.

  13. As to why Drew would involve himself with Chrissy, knowing her “past” …

    I think Drew deliberately involves himself with people who have “questionable pasts” so that he can use it against them when they “turn” on him.

    JMO

  14. > I think Drew deliberately involves
    > himself with people who
    > have “questionable pasts” so that he can
    > use it against them when they “turn” on
    > him.

    I think thats part of it, Noway, but not the whole story. Drew slanders everyone who speaks out against him, and I doubt that a murderer would have any compunctions against lying or making stuff up.

    I think the bigger thing, though, is that Drew is a pretty shady character himself. If the allegations about his role in drug trafficking are true, well… then all of the pieces would fit into place.

    Lets assume for a minute Drew is running cocaine, or at least protecting drug dealers in BB. He would know the local junkies, and maybe even pick up a couple girls who are looking for their next fix. Goes to the bars and clubs, distributes some nose candy, gets a little action. That could be how he keeps meeting MUCH younger girlfriends (and possibly boyfriends).

    It also gives him a very nice source of blackmail. Lets face it, he doesn’t care about media attention, he CRAVES it. But he could easily ruin OTHER people’s reputations by dropping such bombs. And that may be why so few people will speak up.

  15. She did tend to cut them off but it seems like she does it purposely to increase the tension. Seems to work?

    I really would have liked though, to have heard the rest of Brodsky’s assertion that Pastor Schori recanted his story to Derek Armstrong.

    You would think that if that was true, Armstrong would have ‘broken’ that story and Glenn would have been more than happy to do get the word out.

    Yeah, Noway…when Lisa asked about Stacy’s mom, I cringed.

  16. > You would think that if that was true,
    > Armstrong would have ‘broken’ that story
    > and Glenn would have been more than happy
    > to do get the word out.

    Give them time and I’m sure they’ll start work on it. After all, Peterson and company need to stay in the media spot light for at least a century or so, right? Can’t be getting upstaged by the governor, right? So yeah, Selig and Armstrong should start making stuff up pretty soon I figure.

  17. Facs, yep … Lisa was in control of that interview … and who knows … she may have mentioned Stacy’s mother just to get Drew to start his usual response so she could cut him off!

    Hmm … Where are the headlines about Pastor Schori recanting his story? 😀

    I’ve missed them completely. 😉

  18. 😀
    This seems to happen quite a bit.

    They need to learn to update the picture and the caption at the same time! .

  19. Grrr the link to Lisa/Drew/Joel seems to have disappeared. Does anyone know if it’s somewhere else?

    Facs thanks for the eyes for lies link. She’s brilliant, isn’t she?

  20. LOL. Maybe he was recording his theme song I spoke about earlier (Human League – Don’t You Want Me Baby).

    Don’t hate on those Harry Carey glasses Noway – I heard girls think grandpa glasses are HOT, HOT, HOT!! 🙂

  21. Thanx facs, but what I mean is the link takes me to a story about a heatwave in Australia, and can’t find it searching the site. Oh, well. Thank God for you and your magic transcribing! but it would be nice to see him rattled…

  22. 😀

    I just don’t think I’ve ever seen Drew in glasses. Well, maybe reading glasses?

    I could be picturing my B-I-L who looks a bit like DP in different pictures. My B-I-L is not the man in the photo above either. 😉

  23. Noway- just sunglasses, I think. Probably far too vain….. must be going a little longsighted by now, but because he’s a big ape his arms will be long enough to hold what he’s reading far enough away.

  24. Thanks noway fmi, I give up. I think they really do think I’m in China lol….or that’s where my laptop comes from!

  25. Facs & Rescue,

    Just wanted to give you two a heads up so you would know.. A camera crew from channel 2 news in Chicago just left the suspects house from doing a sit down interview with him and it will be on at 5:00PM today.. This might be worth watching since he has never done a sit down with any local T.V stations before. Hang thought you guys might want to know about this

  26. Always good to hear Drews side of a story, he sounds more and more like a broken record (!!)

    So Chrissy is another misfit he rescued from the street and her family.

    As if we didn’t we see that coming !

    Re the clothes issue, remember Paula also said Drew got her to put on Stacy’s clothes and model them etc.

    Sounds like some sick sh.. is going down in that house as far as Stacy’s memory is concerned.

    Why is Drew always gloating about Stacy’s mothers disappearance, like it is some sort of personal victory to him (!!)

    I suddenly feel like I need to have a long shower !!!

  27. I had forggoten that JAH.

    It was on Nancy Grace:

    GRACE: And is it true, Ellie, that according to this couple, former friends of Peterson’s, he actually asked the woman to model his dead wife`s bikinis and fur coat?

    ELLIE JOSTAD: That’s right. She says that he asked her to model Stacy’s clothing. He also would try to hug her, try to kiss her, whisper in her ear, I love you. That’s what she’s claiming right now.

  28. That’s right. Paula specifically said that Dopehead asked her to model Stacy’s bikinis.

    http://www.suntimes.com/news/peterson/1069491,boling072308.stng

    …..She said she was also worried when Peterson hugged her and asked her to model his missing wife’s bikinis and fur coats.

    “Even hugging him goodbye, trying to kiss me, rubbing up against me, whispering in my ear, ‘I love you,’” Stark said, adding she was worried Peterson might discover the recording device she wore.

    “I thought a few times he might have felt it and might say something,” she said.

  29. BTW My reference to taking a long shower was to author Matt Phelps, who said the same thing after Drew gloated about the disappearance of Stacy’s Mom to him (!!)

  30. It’s sick no doubt, but for some reason I’m thinking it’s just because it’s a bikini and it’s there, rather than a smack of triumphalism. But, there I go credtiting him for semi-normal male behaviour…I mean that a normal man might just be blinded by the bikini…

  31. I think I’m kinda with you on this one, Bucket. This is so very harsh, but… I think he’s mysoginistic to the point that women are not complete, real individuals to him.

  32. Could it be more trophyism than triumphalism ?

    Either way it seems far from healthy to involve your girlfriends with your dead/missing wife’s personal or intimate apparel or maybe I’m just old fashioned (LOL)

  33. Maybe trophy, but I don’t know… I just don’t think he even differentiates fully between us; we are all just “little girls” or “b*tches” and completely interchangeable.

  34. I am equally disturbed by Drews peculiar laughter when a reporter outside his house asks him if he in love and Drews bursts into some very obtruse hyenic laughter (was that such a funny question ?) before he replies “there is some serious lust going on right now”

    UGH !!

  35. He is slick; he is sick. He’s a disgusting piece of work.

    I wish to high heaven he’d break out in oozing warts and stink so bad, no one would go within 2′ of him.

    😉

  36. Sorry – but that was in response to the first part of the interview that was just on the local Channel 2 news station, with the next horror segment to be on at 10:00pm.

    He’s going to explain why he’s mad at Stacy. Oooo, thank you lord and master.

  37. http://cbs2chicago.com/local/drew.peterson.engagement.2.929012.html

    Feb 6, 2009 5:21 pm US/Central
    Drew Peterson Insists Engagement Was Legit
    Former Bolingbrook Cop Opens Up About Explosive Breakup
    Reporting
    Mike Puccinelli
    BOLINGBROOK, Ill. (CBS) ―

    Drew Peterson in his Bolingbrook home opened up to CBS 2’s Mike Puccinelli about Peterson’s recent breakup with Christina Raines. (Feb. 6, 2009)

    Drew Peterson’s romance blew up one week ago with angry words from his ex’s father. Peterson spoke to CBS 2’s Mike Puccinelli to tell his side of the bad breakup. The interview marks the first time Peterson has sat down with a local television crew for an extended on-camera interview.

    Christina Raines moved out and called their engagement a stunt, but Peterson is on the defensive, insisting his love was true.

    “It was a real engagement,” Peterson said.

    Peterson, whose third wife, Katheleen Savio, was found dead in a bathtub and whose fourth wife, Stacy Peterson, has been missing for 15 months, spoke Friday about the young woman he wanted to make wife #5.

    “It was a real engagement,” he said. “I considered myself engaged to her and considered her my fiancée.

    But last week 24-year-old Christina Raines, with help from her father, moved out of the former police officer’s Bolingbrook home in dramatic fashion.

    Then Ernie Raines and his daughter appeared on CBS’s The Early Show where Christina Raines claimed her engagement wasn’t real.

    “It was more like a stunt,” she said.

    Asked if the engagement was indeed fake, Peterson said, “Christina asked me to marry her like five or six times. So I went to the bottom of a costume jewelry drawer and got her ring.”

    Peterson says the couple had planned to get a real ring soon and he’d even asked her to get it sized. But Raines said the engagement was phony and was orchestrated by Peterson’s lawyer.

    Not so, says Peterson.

    “Joel Brodsky advised me not to get engaged. Not to let her move in,” Peterson said. But I don’t always listen to him. My feelings for her were overpowering.”

    And he believes her feelings for him are similar.

    “I don’t think she can stay away from me,” Peterson said. “I’m a handsome man.”

    And asked if Peterson thinks he and Raines will get back together he said, “I do and I think if everybody lets us we will be happy. We will have a very nice life together.”

    Peterson said he actually rescued the young woman he calls Chrissy from a string of abusive relationships.

    But Ernie Raines didn’t see it that way and said getting his daughter out of Peterson’s house was like beating the devil.

    “If I’m the devil because I took better care of her…” Peterson said.

    (© MMIX, CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.)

  38. rescueapet Says:

    February 6, 2009 at 5:23 pm
    He is slick; he is sick. He’s a disgusting piece of work.

    I wish to high heaven he’d break out in oozing warts and stink so bad, no one would go within 2′ of him.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    LOL, LOL, you’d think his age, looks and reputation were already enough of a deterrant (!!)

  39. Asked if the engagement was indeed fake, Peterson said, “Christina asked me to marry her like five or six times. So I went to the bottom of a costume jewelry drawer and got her ring.”

    Hahahahaha, that is the funniest thing Drew has ever said.

    I’m nearly falling off my chair laughing.

    OMG – hahahahahahahahahha !

  40. Oke I just picked myself off the floor.

    Looks like Drew is justifying giving Christina a cheap costume jewellery ring whilst he probably told her the ring was a $ 15.000.00 ring with a big diamond.

    Cheap skate Drew !

    Hahahahahahahhahahaha

  41. Drew Peterson and true love, busting a gut on that one! 😆 The only one he’s in love with, is himself 😛

    BTW…love the new digs 8)

  42. The engagement wasn’t fake, just the ring !

    OMG – hahahahahahahahaha

    I better get out of here as I can’t stop laughing !!!

  43. “I’m a handsome man.”

    Once I regain my vision from the severed retna caused by looking at his fat puss, I will be sticking hot pokers in my eyes, just in case to ensure I never have to look at him again.

  44. I wonder if Joel will put out a PRNewsChannel press release about that there are other guys out there that are suspects in multiple crimes:

    ***

    Possible Link Between Missing Missouri Mother and 10-Year-Old Mystery
    Monday, February 02, 2009

    Renee Pernice
    While the case of a missing mother from Missouri remains a mystery to law enforcement, but a possible link to another woman’s disappearance may be emerging.

    Renee Pernice vanished from her Northland home last month. Shon Pernice, her husband, whom she was in the process of divorcing, was the last person to see her alive.

    Ten years ago, another woman, Star Boomer, disappeared from a bar in Kansas City and hasn’t been seen since. On that night in February of 1999, Shon Pernice was at the same bar, sources told FOX4KC.com.

    Witnesses said Boomer got into a fight with a man at the bar. Two men were originally charged with second-degree murder, but the case was eventually dropped to avoid “double jeopardy.”

    Boomer’s family believes it was because none of the witnesses at the bar that night would testify.

    “There were 13 witnesses in the bar and no one wants to come forward or say anything,” Cynthia Hurtie, Star’s sister, told FOX4KC.com.

    Hurtie, now a private investigator, has never stopped trying to solve her sister’s case. When she heard about the specifics of Renee’s case she said, “My heart just fell to my stomach. I just put two and two together, there were two witnesses and Shon was one of them.”

    Although Shon Pernice was never on the list of official court witnesses, he has been linked to the Boomer investigation, according to FOX4KC.com sources.

    “Until the day we find closure and justice for her, I can’t give up. I have to be a voice for Star,” said Hurtie.

    Boomer’s mother, Hazel Hurtie, holds out hope that her daughter will be found.

    “I believe that we will find her,” she told FOX4KC.com. “I really believe that. I have never given up hope.”

    Shon Pernice and his attorney could not be reached for comment about the story.

    There is a $5,000 reward for information in the Star Boomer case.

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,486846,00.html

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