This week, Jesse James appeared on ABC’s Nightline and admitted that he was the victim of abuse as a child. “I was a terrorized kid,” he said. Sandra Bullock’s ex said he entered rehab earlier this year for sex addiction and anger management, where he dealt with his childhood abuse including beatings at the hands of his father.
“I grew up with a huge amount of shame and fear and abandonment on my shoulders from a very young age, and I think, you know, the way my mind rationalized [cheating], ‘Well, you know, I might as well do whatever I can to like run her off cause she is going to find out what I am anyway and leave me anyway,” James said.
He added that all of his cheating stemmed from his “emotional shortcomings.”