Drew Peterson and Joel Brodsky Explain it all. Christina Raines says Nothing.

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Last night, Joel and Drew sat down together and phoned in to Dana’s Scared Monkeys radio show to try to explain the latest confusion about Drew’s private life–namely the engagement stunt that they say was no stunt. Apparently, Christina Raines was content to let these two speak for her. She declined to be interviewed.

They also briefly gave their views on the status of the weapons charges, the likelihood of Drew ever being charged, and the pernicious evil of morning television producers.

Below are a few excerpts:

Drew explains how Christina Raines came to leave his home.

What happened was she was at work and she went ahead and heard me make some comments, off-the-cuff comments, joking around with the television show, the CBS people and that I was really dismissive with women. If I didn’t like them I would move on and trade them in or whatever and basically they didn’t play the whole thing. As usual, when you tape something it gets cut up and turned around and twisted and that’s what happened here.

And then all of a sudden there was like …everybody in her family, there was TV producers, there was lawyers, there was other family members from Kathleen were there, friends and family and it was like an intervention. Everybody was there trying to get her off of me, actually and she was very upset. Her father was there and he doesn’t like the relationship and he was doing what he could. He threatened her with, if she didn’t go home with him that night he would disown her, that type of thing.

Next thing you know she’s freaking out. Next thing you know she’s in New York going on television saying that it was a publicity stunt—the engagement, when actually it was very real. The only thing that was not real about the whole engagement was the ring I gave her and the ring I gave her was only a temporary one. So, I gave her a ring that really wasn’t that good but she did ask me to marry her five or six times and I agreed and we were in fact, for real, engaged.


Joel explains how Christina became confused about the status of her relationship to Drew and how interlopers got inside her head and caused her to say that the engagement was a “stunt”.

That’s what I found out tonight. I really wanted to ask Chrissy why she said that. She explained to me that these people from a couple of the morning shows had been on her for literally three days. There was one girl she said—I forgot the name of the girl—from one of the shows that literally had been with her practically for three days straight, while she was at work , feeding her, telling her things, giving her copies of transcripts, watching news with her, just trying to get her to come on their show and then all these other people that Drew mentioned were also talking to her and it’s no wonder that you go through this traumatic breakup of your relationship, or being pulled out of his house where you were comfortable, thrown on an airplane to New York, get a few hours sleep, up at four o’clock in the morning, five o’clock in makeup, five-thirty on the set, and it’s no wonder she looked like a deer caught in the headlights when she was on that show and it was no wonder she was a little bit confused about what she was saying.

So, I don’t blame her. She made a mistake. She basically confused a couple of things she overheard and just didn’t know what she was really saying as opposed to…and that’s why it happened and I can understand that.

Certainly, I’ve seen how these people operate so I can understand how it happened and I don’t bear any grudge. She’s setting the record straight now and that’s great and hopefully the real story or at least the correct story will get out there. And the correct story is her and Drew are engaged. They’re eventually going to get married and go on with their lives as best they can and that’s the real story here.

Joel weighs in on the status of the investigations into the disappearance of Stacy Peterson and the death of Kathleen Savio.

They’re just plodding along, for lack of a better word, with an investigation and trying to see if they can put together a case. However they keep coming up against the same fundamental flaws that they had in accusing Drew in the first place. Fundamental flaw with the Kathleen Savio matter is that they cannot put Drew anywhere near Kathy’s home during the time when she died. I don’t care how long they investigate; they can’t do that so if you can’t do that, you can’t accuse him of killing her. Let alone, you have to remember you have two pathologists who have different opinions. We have pathologists; the original pathologist said it was an accident. So they’re going to have a difficult time even proving that the death was anything but an accident, which we still believe it was. As far as Stacy goes, there is not one piece of forensic evidence that anything wrong happened regarding Stacy—nothing—and without that they’re never going to be able to get to square one. So, I don’t see anything happening regarding charging Drew ever.

Drew attempts to explain why it is that Chrissy is unable to cope with media coverage.

Well, she doesn’t really have the necessary emotional tools to deal with them and basically we are going to do what we can to protect her, to keep them away from her, and basically give her tools to basically deflect them, and try to keep them away from her.

Joel gives an update on the weapons charges.

Actually, l was over at the Will County Courthouse today. The record on appeal is being prepared by the clerk of the court. It’s pretty extensive and there were some issues about some things that are sealed and that’s going to be transmitted to the appellate court next month, in March and then the briefs have to be written. So we’re still pretty confident we’re going to be upheld on appeal but it’s going to be…obviously the state’s going to fight it but in the long run it’s nonsense because we filed a cross-appeal on this federal law that says a police officer, retired police officers and police officers are allowed to carry almost any type of weapon and I think the appellate court is going to uphold that and say that Drew is immune. In the first place, the charges should never be brought and that’s what we’re hoping to get out of the appellate court, which would be a confirmation of the LEOSA law, The Law Enforcement Officer’s Safety Act, that basically says that law enforcement officers can carry almost any type of weapon anywhere in the States and therefore Drew cannot be charged. He has immunity and we’re hoping that will be the result of the appellate court decision.

Drew is itching to get the hell out of Bolingbrook.

I need to get away from here just because of the crazy people next door to me. Today I’m walking home, Chrissy and I took the kids to the park, and my stepbrother and a lot of people was on the front porch trying to take pictures of us walking home and then we’re getting information that it was on Internet already and they’re putting it out all over, pictures of us taking the kids to the park. It’s a little bit much for anybody, I think.

Joel blames the media for sending Christina back to an abusive relationship.

Whatever you thought about Drew’s relationship with Christina, the relationship they put her back into when she left, when her father and these media people they took her out of Drew’s home and sent her back to this apartment where she was living with this guy, this other guy, Mike. This is a guy who would never allow her to have her own checking account. He never…what was it Drew? He made her give her paychecks to him. He would cut up her clothes when he was mad at her. This is the residence that they sent her back to. Now that she realizes it…

Drew concurs.

He would come home drunk and not too long ago he’d come home drunk and got in her face and sent her and two young children out in the cold at two in the morning in winter. Because she wasn’t going to put up with him cornering her and confronting her.

Joel explains how Drew and Christina will be handling media reaction to their reconciliation.

…this is a personal matter with drew and Christina and they’re going to, they’re consulting with Glenn Selig, the media consultant. Their idea is that they are going to do one interview—it’s like the paparazzi—you’ve got to let them take your picture and then they’ll go away. So I think they’re going to do one major interview, get everything out in the open, and then hopefully then they’ll be able to, the media storm will die down, they’ll be able to live somewhat normally.

Downlad an mp3 of The Dana Pretzer show.

View a transcript of the interview.

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41 thoughts on “Drew Peterson and Joel Brodsky Explain it all. Christina Raines says Nothing.

  1. Drew says this about Mike:
    “He would come home drunk and not too long ago he’d come home drunk and got in her face and sent her and two young children out in the cold at two in the morning in winter. Because she wasn’t going to put up with him cornering her and confronting her.

    Wasn’t he the one who said that Stacy didn’t like it when he would corner her? So Mike isn’t the only one who corners women…

  2. What skeeved me about the whole interview was these two old men talking about Christina as if she was a child. They went on and on about how she doesn’t know how to handle the media attention, how she got confused, how she was manipulated, how she was abused by Mike.

    But now they’ve got her back under Drew’s roof where he can control her and the two of them can speak for her. She hasn’t said ONE THING to ‘set the story straight’. We’ve only heard from Ernie and the dynamic duo.

    All this talk about keeping her away from people sounds so much like what a controlling abuser does to a woman, that it sets off all sorts of red flags. She’s not a minor. Christina Raines is a legal adult, the mother of two children. Why is she letting herself and her children be used and letting these two men speak for her?

  3. I wonder…Is there any chance in H E double hockey sticks that this woman is a plant by the ISP ??

    It is about the only explanation that I can think of that makes any of it sound sane.

    I wonder…How much more Drama-Rama are these two going to create to divert the attention from the real issues in this case?

    I wonder..Will I ever become patient with this GJ ?? ;( somehow I doubt it.

  4. Interesting how Drew now describes his comments to Martin Bashir as being off-the-cuff, joking around. He certainly did not appear to be joking at all during that interview, least of all when he explained his tendency to cheat on his wives and why he feels entitled to do it.

  5. So, I don’t blame her. She made a mistake. She basically confused a couple of things she overheard and just didn’t know what she was really saying…

    So, there was some sort of talk between Joel and Drew about an engagement stunt? What exactly did she overhear that she got confused about?

  6. I just find this so hard to believe.

    It’s not unusual for battered women to find a man just like the one they left, is it?

    Absolutely pitiful.

  7. http://www.suntimes.com/news/peterson/1424055,CST-NWS-drew11.article

    February 11, 2009
    BY JOE HOSEY Herald News

    He did accuse his stepbrother, Thomas Morphey, of snapping photos of him and Raines outside his home Tuesday, photos later provided to the Herald News, a sister paper of the Sun-Times, by a source who confirmed Morphey took the photos.

    “I walked toward him, and he ran into [a neighbor’s] house,” Peterson said.

    This is a key witness snapping pictures of Drew and Chrissy?

    OMG

  8. Just heard on newsradio78, about 2 hrs. ago, Ernie went to BB police station with a Dr. Phil camera crew, and asked for help to get Chrissy’s cell phone number, and they took him there and she gave it to him.

    They said he (Ernie) was mad (not sure of the exact words, will have to listen again) about $300,000.00 that DP got for a reality show, and Crissy got nothing

    I guess watch CBS local news tonight.

    We heard about that $300,000.00 before.
    more “white noise”?

  9. On Mancows twitter it says:
    “is blown away by how vicious #Drew Peterson and #Geraldo did battle on his #WLS Chicago radio show today”

  10. bucketoftea Says:

    February 11, 2009 at 12:54 pm
    I hope The Herald News paid for them

    I’m not so much concerned with whether TM got paid for his pictures as much as I’m concerned that he took them in the first place.

    I believed TM’s story. Believed that he was scared for his own life so much that he tried to take his own. Believed he was laying low trying to protect his girlfriend and her kids.

    Am I the only one who thinks that him taking pictures of Drew from a neighbor’s house looks bad if we are to believe how afraid of Drew he was?

  11. Womenscorned … IF Drew got paid $300k for a reality show, I guess maybe we’ve been watching it and didn’t know?

    Did he tell Chrissy that whoever paid them would only write one check and he would pay her himself?

    My head is spinning and I can’t blame the medication. 🙄

    Is there a link to the Mancow and Geraldo with special guest Drew Peterson show? I’d read that Geraldo was on and that Mancow surprised him by having Drew on the show too but didn’t get to listen.

  12. noway406 Says:

    IF Drew got paid $300k for a reality show, I guess maybe we’ve been watching it and didn’t know?

    LOL! I wonder that as well. I thought Chrissy said that he wanted her to do a reality show for $$$ and that she refused?

    I’m just shaking my head.

    BTW, so much for the ONE interview Drew said they would be granting on this subject. Pfffffftttt!

  13. noway406 Says:

    Am I the only one who thinks that him taking pictures of Drew from a neighbor’s house looks bad if we are to believe how afraid of Drew he was?

    Well, he did run away after he took them…

  14. So womenscorned, does this mean there is yet another audio download available at Mancow’s site that I’m going to refuse to pay for?

    BTW, Dana Pretzer must be crying bitter, bitter tears this morning. He has tried to get Geraldo and Drew together on his radio show for about a year with no success.

  15. I can’t locate any audio from WLS this morning, but I will keep looking. No I will not pay for it!

    Here is a link to what happened this morning.
    http://www.wbbm780.com/Police-Visit-Drew-Peterson-s-Home/3833132

    I would like to see video (as Blabsky says: “Go Video”) , but from this story it makes it seem like Ernie just found out about the “show”, or at least found out he “just signed on”.

    A source says Ernest Raines was upset because he’d gotten wind that Peterson had signed on to a reality show and was getting 300-thousand dollars – and Raines wasn’t getting a penny.

  16. Well, he did run away after he took them…

    Got me there.

    I wish they would either arrest Drew Peterson or just admit they don’t have enough evidence in either case to do so at this time.

    Tomorrow is GJ day. Hope for some news then.

  17. Peterson’s lawyer Joel Brodsky says there is no reality show deal.

    This probably just means that Joel and Drew are calling it something else, not that a deal doesn’t exist.

  18. Thanks, WSP4m, you are lightning fast with the info!

    Eventually all of this nonsense will be replaced by news of court proceedings and maybe even a new arrest. Until then, I’m determined to bear up.

    I had to laugh last night when even Joel seemed disgusted and expressed relief at being able to discuss some legal issues.

    Drew has another status hearing a week from today on the gun charges.

    NAME: PETERSON DREW
    DATE: 2 18 09
    ROOM: RVJC
    TIME: 900
    CASE: 04P 000232
    REASON: Status

  19. noway406 Says:

    February 11, 2009 at 2:38 pm e
    Peterson’s lawyer Joel Brodsky says there is no reality show deal.

    This probably just means that Joel and Drew are calling it something else, not that a deal doesn’t exist.

    Exactly, just like they said there was no book deal, either.

  20. Eventually all of this nonsense will be replaced by news of court proceedings and maybe even a new arrest. Until then, I’m determined to bear up.

    From your blog to the Grand Jury’s ears. 🙂

  21. Bucket, you rock!

    Ooohhh, so they sabotaged Geraldo. He didn’t realize the skunk of Bolingbrook was going to be calling in. Now this will be fun to transcribe!

  22. facsmiley Says:

    February 11, 2009 at 2:43 pm
    Thanks, WSP4m, you are lightning fast with the info!

    Eventually all of this nonsense will be replaced by news of court proceedings and maybe even a new arrest. Until then, I’m determined to bear up.

    I had to laugh last night when even Joel seemed disgusted and expressed relief at being able to discuss some legal issues.

    Drew has another status hearing a week from today on the gun charges.

    NAME: PETERSON DREW
    DATE: 2 18 09
    ROOM: RVJC
    TIME: 900
    CASE: 04P 000232
    REASON: Status

    ***

    I don’t think that this hearing is about the gun charge because Kris and Thomas are also scheduled in the same courtroom, for the same case number, at the same time.

    Maybe that case has something to do with the wrongful death lawsuit filed by Kitty’s family??

    I think the gun charge is awaiting the results of an appeal that the prosecution made about turning over their evidence to Broadsky.

    http://www.suntimes.com/news/peterson/1334754,4_1_JO17_PETERSON_S1.stng

  23. Is that a civil court? Are they challenging the Guardian at Litem (sp?) They going to swear that they want their dad to have evrything anyway?

  24. I’m starting to think the game plan is to just throw so much crap out there that even us staunch followers of this story say “I can’t take it anymore!!” and stop paying attention. This latest stupidity is making me think that it’s time to mentally check out of this madness.

  25. TAI – I think you must be right about that being an estate status hearing and not the weapons charge. We should try to keep track of the case number: 04P 000232.

  26. I wasn’t going to comment on anything anymore as this whole situation with Christina is just the height of lunacy and becoming more and more like a bad Vaudeville Show, but I just wanted to say I don’t think Christina is an ISP plant as firstly I highly doubt LE would use a mother with such young children to get into a potentially dangerous situation like this and even more so Christine appears to be totally clueless as to what games are being played all around her/with her and even how her kids have become part of the manipulation.

    From watching her previous t.v. interviews I’d say Christina is the ideal patsy, she just doesn’t get it and that is exactly the type person Drew and Joel have been looking for.

  27. JAH, I’m afraid that you’re right and it’s nothing more than a stupid simple woman allowing herself to be manipulated. It’s depressing and frustrating.

    Listen to Geraldo at WLS. No matter what you may think of him, it was refreshing to hear someone say aloud what we all feel to be true, and to express their disgust that radio stations like WLS have resorted to trotting a man like that out as ‘entertainment’.

    I feel better after hearing someone just SAY it.

  28. Yeah, there certainly is no love lost between Geraldo and Drew, but then again it is the same with everyone confronting Drew with the truth!

    It is also obvious Drew and Joel don’t want Christina to ever speak publicly as when she does she inadvertently and innocently says stupid things that need major damage control on their part – LOL !

  29. Funny, but the more I read about this sorry saga the more I believe Drew did say to Christina, Joel Brodsky put him up to the engagement to keep him in the news !

    It is definitely something Drew would say as according to Drew other people always “make” him do things, he never takes responsibility for anything himself, not even an engagement.

    It could very well be Joel never said this either, but because Christina just parroted on National t.v. what Drew said, it made it into a completely different issue and it became a “stunt”

    The reason I’m thinking this way, because Drew hastened himself to distance Joel from the whole debacle by saying Joel actually advised Drew against the engagement and Christina moving in, which cleared Joel but made Drew look like an ass that he doesn’t even listen to his own attorney, but of course he had an answer for that too and that is because his feelings for Christina were so “overpowering” he couldn’t help himself !!

    OMG – the amount of BS coming from that direction is just staggering !

  30. I do believe that as well, especially after Joel said last night that Christina ‘overheard’ certain conversations whcih she simply ‘misunderstood’.

    Poor boob. That was her moment of clarity and evidently, it had its moment and is now gone.

  31. facsmiley Says:

    February 11, 2009 at 8:59 pm
    I do believe that as well, especially after Joel said last night that Christina ‘overheard’ certain conversations whcih she simply ‘misunderstood’.

    Poor boob. That was her moment of clarity and evidently, it had its moment and is now gone.

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

    LOL, LOL That’s right, but that’s the result of being clueless like Christina !

  32. Brodders not thinking it through…why did he tell us she overheard something? It sounds like he’s validated that there was something to overhear in the first place. Overhear…overhear…where have I head that before? Ah! That’s right, hundreds of hours of recordings on tape, CD and DVD…

    I hope James Carroll is standing by with all of the accounts assembled and correct for inspection by the probate court. 🙂

  33. bucketoftea Says:

    February 12, 2009 at 4:47 am
    Brodders not thinking it through…why did he tell us she overheard something? It sounds like he’s validated that there was something to overhear in the first place. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    LOL, Looks like Christina “overheard” she was getting engaged to Drew !

    LOL, LOL!

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