Michelle “Bombshell” McGee, the first woman named in the Jesse James alleged infidelity scandal has offered an apology to the West Coast Choppers executive’s wife, Sandra Bullock.
“I’d like to say, ‘Sandra, you know, I’m sorry. I’m sorry for your embarrassment, I’m sorry all this is public,” Michelle told Australia’s “Today Tonight,” an entertainment television show she gave an exclusive interview to.
The tattooed stripper and single mom said she has sympathy for “The Blind Side” star in the wake of the allegations coming to light last month.
“I feel bad for Sandra, you know, I know what she’s going through. She must be hurt, devastated, upset, embarrassed,” Michelle told the show.
During the interview, Michelle claimed that she got into a relationship with Jesse because during their first face-to-face meeting, following about a week of MySpace, e-mail and text communications, he said his marriage to Sandra was on its way out.
“We were intimate that night, probably 2-3 times,” Michelle said of her first in person meeting with Jesse. “He leaned over to kiss me, and I said, ‘Woah! Woah! Woah! Wait! Wait! Slow down! You know,what’s going on between you and Sandra?’ And he says, ‘You know what? I’m not allowed to talk about it. I don’t want to discuss it. She lives in Austin, I live here. We don’t live together. We’re not together. It’s because she’s filming this movie. We just cant’ talk about it, we can’t discuss it,’ and from that point on, it was text messages every morning, every night all day long.”
Michelle said she was disturbed by watching Jesse on television at the Oscars earlier this year, and it was at that point she realized that Jesse and Sandra were still very much together.
“It was very bizarre seeing them on TV and his eyes were teary and he had this emotional state and… it just seemed so fake to me, so not real,” she said. “He was just talking to me a couple weeks before, talking about how he missed me, how he’s thinking about me and then he’s on TV professing his undying love, you know, looking like he’s crying and emotional for this woman. I was like, is this real? Is this just act? What is this?”
It was Jesse contacting her after the Oscars by text, however that led to Michelle finally breaking her silence.
“The last [text message] was actually sent on March 14 and that one was, ‘I’m just sitting here thinking of you, how are you?’… So like a week after [the Oscars]. So this is not someone, ‘I’ve gotten back with my wife, I’m working things out now.’ This is someone, ‘I’m with my wife and doing this on the side,’” Michelle recounted. “And that’s when I was like, ‘Enough!’”
Jesse’s rep recently confirmed that the reality star is in rehab.
Although his rep did not specify which type of rehab Jesse is in, several reports have claimed it is sex rehab.
When asked what she thought of Jesse being in sex rehab, Michelle was not impressed.
“I think it’s such a joke,” she said. “What does he think — he’s Tiger Woods now, you know, you go to sex rehab and now bam! Your marriage is back together? No, he did it very deceptively to a lot of people. I think he should be going to lie rehab not sex rehab.”
Michelle said the reaction to her story hasn’t been what she expected.
“I’ve been getting very harsh reactions, name-calling – ‘I’m a homewrecker, a slut, a wh***,’ and I’m very surprised by that, that more people aren’t taking my side. I don’t want any pity… but Jesse is the bad guy here…. I got duped as much as Sandra did,” she said.
In the future, Michelle said she plans to continue modeling and to try and repair her image – especially in light of some photos that surfaced recently, showing her in Nazi regalia.
“I’m gonna try to redeem my reputation. My reputation’s been tarnished, especially with the Nazi and the white supremacist stuff,” she said. “It’s very, very hurtful to hear those things over a silly photoshoot… In hindsight, I shouldn’t have done the photoshoot, but that hurts me that that is what people are seeing now is that photoshoot.”
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