Jesse James Apologizes To Sandra Bullock Following Infidelity Rumor
First Published: March 18, 2010 7:11 PM EDT Credit: Getty Images
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- One day after Jesse James was hit with allegations he cheated on wife Sandra Bullock, the reality star has issued an apology, but stopped short of confirming the rumored infidelity.
James called “the vast majority” of claims that have surfaced “untrue and unfounded,” in a statement the star issued to Access Hollywood on Thursday.
“I will not dignify these private matters with any further public comment,” his statement continued. “There is only one person to blame for this whole situation, and that is me.”
James apologized to Bullock and his three children, children he was photographed taking to school on Thursday, followed by the paparazzi.
“It’s because of my poor judgment that I deserve everything bad that is coming my way,” his said in the statement. “This has caused my wife and kids pain and embarrassment beyond comprehension and I am extremely saddened to have brought this on them. I am truly very sorry for the grief I have caused them. I hope one day they can find it in their hearts to forgive me.”
On Wednesday, In Touch magazine revealed their newest cover story — titled “The Ultimate Betrayal,” which centered around an interview with a woman named Michelle “Bombshell” McGee, who claimed to the mag she had an 11-month affair with James, including while Bullock was shooting “The Blind Side.”
“Michelle had several text messages,” In Touch West Coast Bureau Chief Ashley Dillahunty told Access. “In the magazine — we put the text messages in there.”
According to McGee, James led her to believe that he and Bullock were separated. She also claimed her sexual relations with James took place inside his West Coast Choppers shop.
McGee calls herself “Bombshell” on the Web site, So-Cal Glamour Girls and she claims she grew up Amish, but left the church and does not speak to her parents.
In a clip from a Player’s Network video found on youtube, McGee explained one of her tattoos, located on her forehead.
“It says ‘Pray for us sinners,’ because we are all sinners in life,” she said in the video.
As the cover story allegations were emerging, Warner Bros., the film behind “The Blind Side,” issued a statement on behalf of the film’s star, Bullock, who said she would not be attending the British premiere of the film she won the Best Actress Oscar for.
“Due to unforeseen personal reasons a trip abroad to support ‘The Blind Side’ has been deemed impossible at this time,” the studio’s statement from Sandra read. “I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused and thank you for your continued support of the film.”
And on Wednesday night, People ran a story claiming a source told the mag the actress had left the home she shares with James.
According to the source, Bullock left their home on Monday.
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