Jesse James' Stepmom Denies Abuse Claim
While Jesse James is currently trying to play up the sympathy card by saying he cheated on Sandra Bullock because he grew up in an abusive, unstable household, his stepmom is calling him out for allegedly lying.
Janina James Coan is Jesse's stepmom and has been with involved with Jesse's father since Jesse was 6.
Janina claims that although Jesse had broken bones and other scrapes, they weren't a result of Jesse's father abusing him. From TMZ:
Larry was the most caring father, the kindest father who would do anything for anybody. He loved Jesse to death and would brag about him all the time.
However, Janina doe say that Jesse and his father became estranged after Jesse robbed a local store when he was a teenager and his father called the cops on him.
While we aren't exactly inclined to believe the abuse excuse of a man that cheated on his wife with multiple women, we can't say for sure that Janina's denial of the abuse is airtight. Although she was "involved" with Jesse's dad since Jesse was young, the two didn't get married until Jesse was 16-years-old, implying that maybe Janina didn't know what was going on behind closed doors while Jesse was growing up.