Jesse James' father denounced his son yesterday for saying he was abused as a kid. But James' sister is standing by him and his allegations against their dad.
While blaming his cheating on child abuse is suspect and may be seen as a cheap cop out, Julie James England tells E! News that if nothing else, it took place.
The beleaguered star's revelations on Nightline are "completely true. I saw it," she says. "I lived there with my dad, he was very aggressive with Jesse and I."
"He did abuse Jesse."
This is not how their father remembers things, however. Larry James and his ex-wife, Janina, have denied Jesse's version of events. Not the case, Julie swears.
Julie says Janina wasn't even married to their father at the time and, in her opinion, they're speaking out now to cash in to make celebrity gossip news.
"I think they are giving stories to make money," says Julie. "Janina was married to my dad when we were teenagers. She doesn't know how angry my dad used to get."
"My [birth] mom had to be my mother and my father," England adds, dismissing her father. "She would back us up. She would do anything for her kids."
They're both estranged from their dad, Julie says, and Larry, who also said Jesse is obsessed with Nazis, has no relationship with either of their children.
Julie also tells E! News that her brother is a changed man since emerging from a 30-day sex addiction rehab program, which Jesse sought out voluntarily.
"He is breaking the mold from what he learned from my dad," Julie says. "He is owning up to the mistakes he made and is trying to move forward in life."
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