Kat Von D has 'a lot of respect' for Jesse James. For what, pray tell?

kat-von-d-twitter-2.jpg Kat Von D, the "LA Ink" star tweeted confirmation that she is dating biker mogul Jesse James on Wednesday (Aug. 18).

 And Thursday (Aug. 19) she visited the Kevin & Bean radio show on KROQ-FM to discuss their relationship.

"I've known Jesse since I was 22 actually," she revealed. "We've always been friends you know? And even when all that negative stuff went down and stuff, I stay out of all that drama. Going out people were always asking what I thought about this and that. And I think it's none of my business and it's none of anyone's business really."

"I think we're all human and we're all capable of making mistakes. "I think if I were to be crucified for my drug addiction three years ago now, it would be harder to live with that.