Jesse James' stepmom: Abuse charges are not true!

jesse-james-statement.jpgEveryone wondered why Jesse James spent a month in rehab.

Did he need treatment for drugs, alcohol, sex or tattoo addiction or what?

Now we may know why he went: To find a publicly palatable excuse for his ongoing affairs.

Jesse told "Nightline" that childhood abuse at the hands of his angry father caused him to have low self-esteem and therefore, to cheat on Sandra Bullock with several strippers.

Which is fine except that his father and his stepmom say it's simply not true.

Jesse says his month in rehab made him realize that  all his success covers the fact that inside he's "a  scared, abused kid, a seven-year-old," which is the age he says his dad broke his arm. James played the abuse card big time, saying his dad "beat my ass pretty good a bunch of times...I was always scared."