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Jesse James Citing Childhood Abuse For Cheating On Sandra! Dad Denies Allegations!

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Why must he keep talking to the press?!

Jesse James went to treatment after the scandal broke that he cheated on Sandra Bullock. And he's learned a lot - like not taking responsibility for your actions!

During his interview on Nightline, the idiot gave a few cringe-worthy quotes.

Here are some HIGHlights:

On his successes:
His TV show, Monster Garage, was "a huge smoke screen so people won't see I'm a scared abused kid, a 7 year old."

On rehab:
"I cried more in rehab in last 30 days than I have in my whole life. I don't think I have a sex addiction where I'm running around trying to have sex with everyone and can't stop. I think I do things to sabotage my life including extramarital affairs, texting … I do a lot of things in my life I shouldn't be doing that aren't conducive to being a perfect husband."

On cheating:
"When I was doing it, you know, one, I knew it was horrible, it made me feel horrible. And two, I knew I would get caught eventually, and I think I wanted to get caught." Sandra "had her suspicions in the past, but, you know, I lied, and lied my way out of it. I lied to everyone about everything, even to myself."

Jesse also became emotional after recalling an incident when his father chased him around the house in the dark and he broke his arm. His father denied the allegations in an email.


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45 comments to “Jesse James Citing Childhood Abuse For Cheating On Sandra! Dad Denies Allegations!”

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    Why shouldn't he talk? May give some insight into why some people do the things they do. It's not like he's pointing the finger at anyone else.

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    I get what he is saying, his reference to self-sabotage, all classic symptoms of past abuse. The thing is, he always comes across as a total prat, full of self entitlement. That is why he garners no sympathy. The only person who has to put up with him at the end of the day is Sandra Bullock. If she doesn't want him or believe him, it hardly matters a toss what we all think! He free to continue, no one really cares.

  4. 4

    Why's it so hard to believe his dad would lie about abusing his kids? They deny it all the time. Sure, Jesse's a world class creep, but that doesn't mean his dad isn't one, too. Look at Joe Jackson.

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    A lot of his interview didn't seem to genuine to me, but then he started getting really emotional and I sort of felt bad for him. Honestly though I've heard of the whole sabotaging your life when it gets good thing, but whether Sandra Bullock should take him back or not is a whole different story, I think she's doing much better without him and he REALLY needs to get help before pursuing other women!

  7. 7

    "I think I do things to sabotage my life including extramarital affairs, texting … I do a lot of things in my life I shouldn't be doing that aren't conducive to being a perfect husband."

    I can relate to this. Being diagnosed as bi-polar from three different doctors, I've done the EXACT same things as Jesse. Doing things I know isn't right.. destructive behavior to myself and my family, but not recognizing it at the time. It wasn't until I was diagnosed, got the proper treatment and confronted my demons was I able to move forward and get healthy.

    If Jesse is confronting old wounds and his past is related to his current destructive behavior, I hope he gets the help he needs and mends relationships with those he has hurt. It's a horrible feeling to have your life spinning out of control, knowing what you're doing isn't right, but not being able to stop the behavior.

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    If a woman had come out and said she made poor choices and acted in an overly sexual way due to child abuse we'd react a lot differently. These things do not excuse his actions, but they do help those of us who don't know him understand WHY. Good for him for talking about it!

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    It's not a justification, but childhood abuse is usually the cause for that kind of behavior. I believe him and although it's no excuse at least he's got enough self awareness to know where it's coming from. Let's hope that means he makes more progress toward solving his personal issues. This is why it's so important to raise our kids with love and respect — so that they grow up into kinder, happier people!

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  12. 6one9 says – reply to this


    Childhood abuse “““““ does ““““ fuck things up in one's adulthood ““““ unless they get help!! Been there “` done that and it's NOT easy!! I actually “` get it and hope that he and Sandra can at least “` be civil!

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    Just leave the guy alone already. You weren't married to him and he didn't cheat on you so who cares. maybe what he is saying is true and in that case, there's a reason for his cheating ways. And anyway, Sandra knew who she was marrying. Shame on her for thinking she can change a man.

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    Okay leave the guy alone! He told his TRUTH take it or leave it but let's move on already. I am not for cheating but I totally understood what he was saying about self-sabatoge. I have seen it personally in my life many times. I am glad he came out and told his side. He told everyone what the truth was so the paparazzi would back off. SO you got what you want now move on.

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    I have been waiting all morning for Perez to comment about this interview… I think its good for him to do the interview and clear the air. I do think the interview was genuine and made a lot of sense. I don't think he did it for press. I think its part of recovery for himself. I think he did take responsibility for his actions. He didn't come out and say it the way people wanted, he more explained why he thought he did it. And I'm glad he didn't use that studid I'm a sex addict excuse. Give the guy some credit!!
    As far as him & Sandy — its her decision on whether or not to take him back… I'm not sure she will however they may be able to have a great relationship as friends for Louis. I liked them as a couple. And you can't deny that it obvious how close they were and might still be.
    Also, I love your comments Perez but it doesn't matter what we think. It only matters what they think and what's best for their family.

  16. 16

    Not excusing his behavior but I don't think I've ever heard of a child abuser admitting they beat the crap out of their kids. In fact all I can recall is not guilty plea's. Just sayin!!

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    He knows he fucked up big time. This has to be Barbara gloating. She detests men.

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    You are like the opposite of the Dalai Lama and you really look for the worst in people. It's so ugly. Did you really listen because he did take responsibility fully! Seems you don't listen or you just have the emotional (intelligence) IQ of a person that lacks empathy and introspection. We are all human. He is feeling the consequences of his actions. Just keep promoting cute boys who hardly have talent and make that your life's purpose: getting money from other people's talent. That whole world you are in is so unkind.

  19. mw says – reply to this


    i feel bad for him. he sounds contrite and sincere. doesn't mean she should go back to him…but forgivness is good. no one is perfect.

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    STOP HATING SO MUCH PEREA: he is taking responsibility and owning what he did. isn't it amazing that we feel for children that are abused and somehow have no compassion when the magic age of 18 arrives and the individual becomes an adult. the pain of abuse does not magically disappear particularly when it hasnt' been dealt with. i have worked with abused children and it is not uncommon for a victem of abuse to sabotage themselves. the fact that he is talking about it is the first step to dealing with it. power to him. he made some dreadful mistakes against an american sweetheart. time to heal, the damage is done. HE IS NOT TRYING TO HIDE FROM WHAT HE DID HE HAS ADMITTED IT!! ALSO UNLIKE TIGER HE NEVER PRETENDED TO BE SOMEONE HE WASN'T I.E. MR.GOOD BOY/ PHOTO OP GUY.

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    Now that Sandra is with Neil Fifer… he can kiss-off!

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    I'm the first one to tear into cheaters and their whores, but it appears Jesse just might get it. Of course, it could be that he learned the right things to say. Serial cheaters are good at that. But if he's actually being honest, then he has a chance at becoming a better person.

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    The fact that he spends his life doing a show called Jesse James Is A Dead Man taking part in these dare devil stunts and tempting the hand of fate (no matter how many precautions they take) , kind of speaks volumes into
    his lack of self worth and caring about what happens to him whether it
    be death, injury or permanent disability and disfigurement. It's like someone
    saying i'm tired of being hurt or injured by anothers had if i'm going to
    suffer physically from something it's going to be doing something I enjoy
    and by my own hand , not anyone elses anymore. Easier to contol the
    pain you put upon yourself instead of the pain being controled by someone
    else and sitting around waiting for it to happen again.

  25. 25

    FORGIVENESS people, FORGIVENESS. Can't anyone forgive anymore? I bet Sandra has forgiven him yet every Tom, Dick and Harry just want to push him down over and over.

  26. 26

    yawn blame blame blame zzzzzzzzz

  27. 27

    Jesse is a bigger man than Tiger Woods is or ever will be. He didn't need a
    publicity agent to tell him he needs to come out and speak or what to say.
    He didn't put any humiliated family member in the audience to hug him
    afterwards and show their support. Plus, he didn't go into hiding and only
    come out with dozens of security people around to protect him in a very
    controlled setting before he showed his face.
    showed his face.

  28. 28

    I actually felt bad for him

  29. 29

    He gave ONE interview ! Not 10, ONE.
    And I think he's taking responsibility for his actions!
    You're such a hater Perez…

  30. 30

    Meh. He comes off really badly as gloating all the time. I can hear truth in his self sabotage statement. Either way, I don't care enough.

  31. 31

    What a crock of shit. He wasn't abused as a kid. He won't talk to his parents because they won't go along with his tired old stories of abuse and rough upbringing. He needs a shrink.

  32. 32

    I feel bad for him. I believe he felt sorry. Now, he's going to have to deal with the consequences of his acts….

  33. 33

    OH MY LORD. just b/c you had childhood abuse means you're gonna cheat when you're older?!
    i was abused when i was a kid but why would i put blame on that if i cheated on somebody!?

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    He needs to go back to his porn star wife and work out custody arrangements. He is moving to Austin to be near Sandra and try and use his kids as a way of keeping the lines of communication open. Sandra should cut ties with him like Halle Berry did when she divorced Eric Benet she stopped being a step mom to his daughter and cut all ties.

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    Re: Aileen (Canada) – Exactly. Its hard to feel sorry for him when he acted soo arrogant when he wasnt in the dog house.

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    Yeah… I'm sure that made him cheat. Uh-huh. He is such a freaking creep. Sandra is way better than him. She made the right choice…

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    He's an asshole - he just wants everyone to feel sorry for him - justify what he did . You did it because you are a selfish jerk who cares about yourself only and what you need at that moment!! The only thing you're sorry about is that you got caught!

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    Re: lollydoodles – He is though. He is citing being abused by his father as cause for his behavior.

  41. @v@ says – reply to this


    His Dad didn't sleep with McGee or any of the others. Jesse did. Throwing someone else under the bus (his own Dad, no less) is just more specialness.

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    Re: LisaRose – I think people would be more forgiving if they bought his interview. It is clear form these posts that many think he is still lying and manipulating. That isn't remorse and leaves nothing that merits forgiveness.

    My concern regarding the interview, is the more I think about the abuse he described, the more it seemed he grasped at 2 straws to use as examples. Don't get me wrong, your father laughing at you after you fall and break your arm is jacked-up, but if he was chasing Jesse to beat him as Jesse would have us to think, he wouldn't have suddenly turned that rage off when he fell. I hate to say, because I want to see him rise above this, but I do have my doubts about his story being free of manipulations. It kind of seems as if perhaps his father made a few mistakes as all parents do in some fashion, and Jesse exhagerated the events to give cause for his own infidelities.

    Jesse may be lying to us or lying to himself, but it is highy possible he has bought into a lie himself. Many times the trauma of realizing are responsible ffor hurting someone deeply leads people to ldeperately ook for excuses like these so that they can somehow find reason and learn to live with themselves. He probably needs far more therapy.

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    Pig Face…famewhore enabler 24/7. Enabler and hypocrite!

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    Jesse James used the term' conducive.' I smell PR written all over this. I believe that he may be telling the truth partially, but the other half such as the abuse and attempting to get pity from the press is misleading…

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    If this was the case then why didnt he pursue therapy and resolve his issues BEFORE getting married! If he still needs help then talk to a therapist NOT a news reporter!