Jesse James’ ex: he’s a chronic cheater, even while married


The Jesse James scandal is hot news right now and his ex is capitalizing on it with a tell-all “I told you so” interview to be featured on the cover of In Touch. Janine Lindemulder, a porn star who served time for tax evasion, claims that Jesse cheated on her multiple times during their relationship, and adds that Jesse even propositioned her for sex, and had phone sex with her, after he was in an exclusive relationship with Sandra Bullock. I’m not sure how much of this we can believe as Lindemulder is currently in a custody battle with James and definitely has an axe to grind. Still, we’ve seen this guy’s behavior and this isn’t that far fetched:

Last week, In Touch Weekly was the first to reveal the shocking news that Sandra Bullock’s husband Jesse James cheated on her with tattoo model Michelle “Bombshell” McGee. While Sandra copes with that information, even more astounding details have emerged about the man she once believed was her soulmate.

In an exclusive interview with In Touch, Jesse’s ex-wife Janine Lindemulder describes, in her opinion, an immature, selfish man who has never been faithful to any woman he’s been with — including Sandra. “He’s a chronic cheater,” Janine claims to In Touch. “I feel sorry for Sandra because she was so in love with Jesse that she was blind and gullible. She once said, ‘I finally have a man who has my back.’ And all I could think was, ‘No. You have this man who does it behind your back.’”

According to the former porn star, she first learned Jesse — who had not commented by press time — was unfaithful to her just weeks into their marriage, when he accidentally sent her a text message intended for a lover And though Janine tried to ignore his bad behavior at first, it continued throughout the marriage — and then after, including the time when he was dating Sandra. “I remember at one point, about six months after he started dating Sandra, when he asked me to come by the shop,” she recalls. “I told him, ‘No way.’ Later, he texted me, ‘Thank God you didn’t come by, because we would have been bad.’” In fact, she and Jesse were “bad” on one occasion while he was dating Sandra, when he cajoled her into having phone sex with him. “His famous line was, ‘Tell me something nice,’” Janine recalls. “He would say he’d had a rough day and wanted you to tell him something nice… It was hard to say no to the guy.”

Janine says she was “shocked” to hear Jesse and Sandra, 45, had gotten married in July 2005 — but that was nothing compared to the call she received from him at her Oregon home, just two weeks after he and Sandra had said their vows. “He said, ‘I want to come up to Oregon. I think I made a huge mistake.’”

Read all of Janine’s exclusive interview in this week’s issue of In Touch, on newsstands Friday.

[From In Touch Weekly, received via e-mail]

Many of you have wondered if Lindemulder set up James to cheat on Sandra by having a friend, (this McGee character) pursue him. That’s definitely possible, but obviously the guy was more than willing to take the rotten racist bait. Does it matter if Lindemulder arrange it or not? It’s not going to make a difference to the classy, amazing woman he horribly betrayed. A few days ago TMZ reported that they had details from James’ divorce from Lindemulder and that he accused her of multiple acts of violence against him, including “punching him, bludgeoning him in the back of the head with a flowerpot, swinging a steel bone sculpture at him, trying to run him over with her car, socking him in the eyeball because he used her parking space, and going Naomi Campbell on him with a cellphone.” I’m sure it wasn’t as one-sided as he’s claiming. There are plenty of people who say that Bullock should have looked at James’ past relationships, most notably the class of women he was hooking up with, before she married him. Sometimes we’re blind to all that when we’re in love, and it’s only until we get hurt that we earn that 20/20 hindsight.

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  1. Dorothy says:

    My husband is a huge fan of Jesse’s (now he is very disappointed in him) and we watched this documentary with jesse and kid rock and in it Jesse alluded to his wife (now ex) being abusive. It was right before he filed for divorce. As much as he is a lying, cheating, bottom feeder I don’t think he is abusive.

    TEAM SANDY!!!!

  2. bite me says:

    popcorn… this story just keeps getting worse

  3. Einsteiness says:

    I don’t see what earthshattering, press-stopping news this woman has provided. Actually, she has everything to gain by going to the press with what amounts to minor stuff.

    So he said some inappropriate things, not realizing he’d get caught. What she’s describing is basic bad behavior but not especially egregious, and I think most men, if pressed, would do it if the chance of getting away with it were on the table.

    See, that’s the problem with men: they always think they won’t get caught.

  4. Katalina76 says:

    “I’m sure it wasn’t as one-sided as he’s claiming”?????
    REALLY? That’s rather presumptious of you, no? I expect more from you CB, than to just make an assumption because you don’t like the guy. I know it’s pile on Jesse James month and all, but just because he’s a cheater doesn’t make him abusive.

  5. bellaluna says:

    *sad heavy sigh* I’d really hoped this wasn’t another Tiger-like saga, but I guess it may turn out to be.

    Must have coffee before commenting further.

  6. Peach says:

    Best advice I ever got:
    People tell you who they are when you first meet them. “I’m an asshole” is him telling you he’s an asshole, not that you can change him.
    The next guy who tells you who he is (I’m a bad boy/I’m a dick/I have a temper) believe him. Seriously. Believe it and walk away.

    That has saved me some heartache.

  7. Marjalane says:

    Again, I don’t understand how a smart, been around the block, kind of woman that Sandra Bullock is, DIDN’T have a clue what kind of man she was with for six or seven years!? Give me a break. Yeah, we can all be fooled by people, and the fact that he actually hooked up with other women, (woman? who knows-) is one thing, but his basic, everyday personality HAD to have been apparent to her- people DO show you what they are, over and over again. I would never begin to defend Jesse James, I just think it’s ridiculous to think ALL of his behaviors were a huge surprise to Sandra Bullock.

  8. Barb says:

    Two different length arms in this photo, I think even if his fingers were straight they’d still be odd. He is such a f***head

  9. meme says:

    damn. how much worse is this story going to get?

  10. nnn says:



    I am also baffled by this. Sandra is smart and mature and i really don’t know how she could have been duped for so long about this guy personality.

  11. canadianchick says:

    I really hope Sandy didn’t contract HIV, syphilis, hepatitis, herpes etc, OMG what an AHOLE this guy is and imo his skanky exwife set him up. But he took the bait and he is responsible for his sick nibbling.

  12. ,,,, says:

    “Still, we’ve seen this guy’s behavior and this isn’t that far fetched.”

    So you were in the room when he cheated? You literally SAW his behavior?

    None of us actually witnessed any of this alleged behavior! NONE OF US! All we’ve heard are allegations from someone who wants to be famous (McGee) and someone who is pissed and wants custody of her kid (Lindemulder). NOTHING has been proven beyond a reasonable doubt yet. NOTHING.

    There are been no evidence beyond a picture of a some texts messages which is so easy to fake my grandma could do it.

    I love this blog, I really do. This blog and Dlisted are my favorite blogs to read but all of the assumptions being made are really starting to turn me off. I would have expected more from this blog. A little more speculation, waiting for actual facts to come out. I know scandal sells but stop accepting everything that is being said by these two woman as the honest to God truth.

    I am not saying it’s not true, it all very well could be. I am just saying we don’t have any solid facts yet and so it’s not fair to start acting like we know what happened. We may never know what happened and that’s just fine because IT DOESN’T INVOLVE US!

    And the worst part is that all the hate is starting to spill over on to Sandy. People are saying she’s racist, she doesn’t know who she married – which would make her stupid I guess, she was “duped” for 6 years.

    Of course no one stops to think that maybe a lot of the stuff being said could be a stretched truth or a complete lie.

    If I’d known earlier that you can go to a magazine and say whatever you want and everyone in the public will believe you no questions asked despite the fact that you exhibit serious mental issues I would have done it a lot sooner.

    I think I am going to start now. Here’s an exclusive: I’m pregnant with Leo’s love child and he told me he’s going leave Bar for me.

  13. Lin95 says:

    I would like to point out that Jesse James’s firt wife Karla James is a class act, who continues to stand by him and take care of all 3 of his kids (2 oldest are with her) Maybe Sandra thought Janine was not his norm….just a mistake in judgement….guess she was wrong

  14. stinabelle says:

    I still say its completely unnecessary to comment on the “class” of women Jesse liked. Obviously Janine has her issues, but just because someone is a porn star does not mean she is trash. People are people, and the slut shaming on this blog is starting to get really offensive.

    As someone above said, we don’t know a damn thing for sure. I think Jesse cheated, yes. Do I believe his pissed off, abusive, living-in-a-halfway-house ex? NO.

  15. yae says:

    I was married to one of these horrible men.

    He was a total narcissist. It didn’t help that he was gorgeous and women lined up to get a shot at him. The wedding ring was a fricken magnet for them.

    Endangering your spouse to a possible death sentence through aids is about as low as it gets.

  16. hottathanholywatta says:

    Sandy is smart not commenting on this situation becuase it’s unfolding like a trailer trash soap opera, she is WAY too good for this type of crap, keep your head up girl and forget this mistake

  17. Rianna says:

    I find it weird that no other women have come out as cheating with him. When he put out a statement he didn’t actually say that he had cheated, he just said that he was sorry for the embarrasment on his family.
    I am starting to wonder if he really did it. I mean those text messages? I could fake that kind of stuff. Photos or nothing IMO.
    With Tiger, it was if a flood gate was ripped open or something. I just find it weird that not a single other woman has came out and claimed that he cheated with them.
    I don’t think that he did it. The more I read the more I doubt it. Perhaps she just wants the attention?

  18. Lin95 says:

    Check out TMZ they have court documents from a case that Jesse settled in 2007 with a female worker(involving certain sexual acts)…this was during his marriage to Sandra Perhaps their relationship was an open one….aslong as he didn’t get caught??

    Maybe Sandra okayed it aslong as he came back to her afterwards…I’ve known a few married couples who operate this way

    I never said anything negative about his ex’s profession or that she was a “slut” simply that Karla seems IMO to be a classy lady…..the definition of class varies from person to person

  19. Kaboom says:

    I’m not sure how Lindemulder is helping her case with custody by confirming that she had phone sex with her (equally unsuitable) ex while he was in an exclusive relationship. Maybe a court should declare them both unfit and let Sandra raise the kids.

  20. Eileen Yover says:

    #12 I have to ask: what story on any blog is proven 100% true? Isn’t that what these blogs are for: to let everyone chime in on their opinions? How many stories have you read on here like this that turned out to be false? Unfortunately this seems to be a sign of the times that many of the stable couples we thought were out there or stand up guys, are turning out to be a-holes. Fame does that. I don’t see anyone on here jumping to any insane conclusions. You seem very touchy about this one story in particular-because I’ve seen and read a lot worse from people on here.

  21. Hautie says:

    I can not understand how it is now a career choice to be a public wh*re.

    I am stunned that being a wh*re has turned into a career for so many.

    Don’t you know these idiot girls have Mother’s somewhere, probably mortified that her daughter is will forever be known as a wh*re.

    And it is only going to get worse. Now the magazines have now decided they are in business to destroy the personal life of anyone in the public eye. So there is no end in sight to all these trashy people.

    Famous men have been cheating forever. And I just don’t care to hear about it. If everyone is of age of consent, why would anyone else care what they are doing?

  22. ViktoryGIn says:

    And the rats come out of the woodwork in 3..2..1…

  23. ,,,, says:

    Eileen, I am touchy about it because people are starting to say hateful stuff about Sandra, who is nothing but a victim here, and I think that’s completely uncalled for. I don’t understand why people are now attacking Sandra when from what I have seen, she has done nothing wrong. It’s kind of sick in my opinion.

    I understand that it’s a gossip blog and thus most of the stories on here aren’t 100% true. I’m not stupid.

    However, if you refer to the Jake Gyllenhaal story from yesterday, it did not read “JAKE HIT A GIRL!” It was alleged that he did it, but not proven, and thus was not stated as a fact. And a major reason for that was because the blogger who accused him lacks credibility.

    I just think that people are taking everything these two women say as 100% true and there should be a little more speculation.

    Reserve judgment until the dust settles a little bit and there is more to go off of than two unstable ladies’ tabloid interviews. I don’t see what’s wrong with doing that…

    As I have said before, I am not saying he didn’t cheat. I am saying I don’t know. When more information comes out that he did, I will gladly concede that he is a jerk.

  24. Lee says:

    @23, I think his apology statement clearly establishes his bad behaviour. We might still wish it weren’t so, for Sandra’s sake, but where there’s smoke, there’s fire, and he’s admitted, at the very least, to the smoke part. And I know I’m not the only trusting soul here who has been duped by a supposedly “great” guy for years. So I really take offence when people say she had to have known. People who are trustworthy themselves tend to be trusting of others. And sometimes that means getting burned.

  25. CeeCee12 says:

    I was also wondering where the other women are. I don’t take a word from his ex’s or the Eva Braun Jr’s mouth as gospel. I have seen people lie to ruin other people. His first wife still likes him and it is entirely possible that his marriage to his 2nd wife was an aberration.

    I refuse to blame Sandra for his behavior. I am sure he has plenty of qualities that make him desirable. No one is all bad or all good.

    She is not the first person(nor the last) in the world to be hurt by a cheater and it doesn’t make her stupid. I can’t believe everyone here has made great decisions about every person they have ever been with.

  26. ,,,, says:

    Lee, yes, he apologized for bad judgment. It also said that the majority of the allegations were untrue and unfounded. It was hardly a Tiger admission of guilt. Until he or Sandy say, “Yes I/he cheated with McGee/multiple people” I am going to remain partially undecided. That’s my prerogative.

    I am not defending him in the least. I just think that things like this tend to get out of hand and cause more damage than good. The only sure thing is, we the public are not involved and thus we don’t know the whole truth.

  27. Marjalane says:

    O.K., if there are court documents that Jesse James settled a sleazy sexual harassment suit DURING his marriage to Sandra Bullock for over $700,000, I’d have to think Sandy had some idea of where his head was at….He’s a pig but there’s more to this than just what we’ve heard so far.

  28. TG says:

    Looks like Jesse got his jeans from Wal-Mart.

    And I think people are confusing personality with character. They are two separate things.

  29. christina says:

    The cover of In Touch is bizarre…Sandra in a panic about STDs and Tara Reid’s Wedding Bliss

  30. eva says:

    People keep asking how Sandy could have been duped.

    IMO, she could have been looking for someone who is ‘not the Hollywood type’. When you are looking for a specific type, you can end up with blinders. She may have been so taken that he was not the typical pretty boy/ phony hollywood type, that she missed he is an assh*le.

    20/20 hind site always adds so much clarity. 🙂

    I really do feel for her, and don’t necessarily consider what Jessie has turned out to be, a real reflection of Sandy. Might be proved wrong later….but I could see how she could be blind to his flaws.

  31. guilty pleasures says:

    For the first time ever I skipped some comments to make my own.
    I am in a magnanimous mood-and somewhat contemplative…
    Here goes,
    I am one of MANY people whose job involves risk of contracting a communicable disease, I am either an er nurse/doctor, a cop, a paramedic, a firefighter, any person trained in first aid (add to my my list please). SOOOOOO, am I any better than the people

  32. Lauren says:

    I am not going to judge Sandy, when these kind of narcassistic men can charm everyone, no matter what their past is. I was duped by one of these men, divorced him, and now he is doing the same routine on someone else. Every woman wants to believe the best of their mate when they are in love, and these pigs feed off of the adoration…then they get bored..and start the cheating cycle all over again. Doesn’t matter how pretty, rich, faithful, supermom, or successful the woman is…this type of man gets Bored.

  33. Darlene says:

    @Peach – my mom told me the same thing when I started to date…”If a boy tells you he’s an asshole – BELIEVE HIM.” And it serves me well in life and in friendships.

  34. alexandra says:

    At the end of the day Jesse is a broken man inside. This behavior is learnt behavior. Whomever was a role model figure in his life as a child behaved this way. And as much a child dissaproves this behavior when growing up. History repeats itself unless there is some type of counseling. However, rarely this is an issue until an earthshattering event occurs and then is too late to fix. Tragic but true.

  35. fizXgirl314 says:

    You know, somehow I don’t feel all that sorry for Bullock. I would never marry a man who was previously married to a porn star… I’m sorry but that speaks volumes about a person. I’m not saying porn stars don’t deserve respect and can’t feel love… I’m perfectly fine with a person getting together with whomever he/she chooses, I just wouldn’t want to get myself involved in that world. It’s not even profound insight it just takes a little intellingence… I just have no idea what she was thinking getting involved with that circle of people… from the custody battles and such, they sounded quite trashy… She might be brain dead or something I dunno…

  36. TG says:

    Many of you on here are offering useful information. It helps me see things from many different angles. I always want to comment on everyone, but there are too many to say, but I agree with Peaches (although I have never met a man or woman who told me they were an a**hole up front), and @fizXgirl314 you are right on too. All of the drama that Jesse brings to the table says a lot about him too.

  37. K.C. says:

    RE: #14
    While I admit, maybe some porn stars are great, wonderful people, I think to say that J.J. likes low-class trash is a fair statement. The first woman is a tatooed webcam model with gunshot wounds, and Nazi attire-there is no getting around that

  38. Moofreakinmoo says:

    @Darlene & Peach
    Do guys just straight up tell you they’re assholes or do you mean, if he comes off like an A-hole upon first impression? Because I need some HELP. Some of us are attracted to the *type* of guy who tends to wind up being an A-hole.

    God, any of you out there in mutually happy relationships, consider me envious.

    & yeah, I’m thinking maybe she knew something was up but probably wouldn’t approve of the unprotected sex with trash. At least get a fucking high class escort dude, you noonga!

    Also, it just goes to show none of us really know these people, none of us know Sandra.. we don’t know shit. For the most part all we know is what they want us to know.


  39. Julia says:

    #31, if you are talking about the risk of catching a disease working in public health and safety being the same as banging whores bareback, I strongly disagree.

    If you worked as, for example, a cop and you got stuck with a needle arresting a heroin addict, you would probably a) clean it b) get tested for years c) tell your significant other and take necessary precautions. The chances of getting something from one stick would be terrifying, however small, but you would probably go through it together.

    Banging tattooed sluts repeatedly and without protection, then double dipping your wife, is the complete opposite of that. It places her in a position of being unable to control her own risk, and the repeated and intimate nature of the exposure makes contracting even a less “scary” disease all the more likely. The issue here is open discourse, so that if someone’s health is compromised, the couple can TOGETHER decide what precautions to take.