Reality TV tattooist Kat Von D has blasted her bad boy ex-fiance Jesse James, alleging that he cheated on her with at least 19 women while they were engaged.
Yes, 19. Toto, we're no longer in the land of single digits. Man alive, was she keeping tabs with a spreadsheet?
"Today I encountered the 19th girl to add to the list of people Jesse cheated on me with during this last year," the former LA Ink star, 29, wrote in a missive on her Facebook page titled Thank you, Jesse James on Sunday.
"I kept going back and forth in my mind as to what the best way would be for me to release and let go of any residual feelings remaining from that toxic relationship. All of this may sound petty or immature to some, but I assure you this is coming from a place of pure honesty and love," she wrote of her relationship with James, who famously cheated on ex-wife Sandra Bullock.
Von D, who split with James back in September after a brief reconciliation, told her fans: "There was a time when I was confident and excited at proving the world wrong, because I believed so deeply in people's ability to change for the better.
"Although this was not a primary purpose in the relationship, I did feel like it would be a positive thing for those who judged Jesse solely based on what they read in tabloids, to see that change is always possible - even in the people who seem hopeless."
She also felt pity for James.
"I think it just made me sad today to imagine him still in that dark place - where seeking validation through the attention of women takes precedence over being a good father, a sincere friend, a better coworker, and a happy individual," she wrote.
She continued: "I tried my best to go through all of this without venting, or complaining, or fueling more tabloid mumbo jumbo - but this isn't about any of that... This is about me making peace with myself, and forgiving myself for making some bad mistakes.
"I deserve a big fat 'I told you so,' from everyone, and wish I didn't have to say, 'You all were more right than you'll ever know' but you were," she conceded.
Indeed. And somewhere out there Bullock is saying, "I told you so."
But Von D ended her entry on a positive note.
"Time is something you can never get back, and what we do with this very present moment is the most real thing we have," she wrote. "So if that's the lesson Jesse forced me to face and learn by all of this, than all I can say is Thank You.
"It would be nice to move on now, and kindly thank you all in advance for your support, love, and positivity," she concluded.
As for James, he's yet to respond to Von D's post, but a source close to the biker maintains that her "claim is ridiculous".
What do you think of Von D's 'thank you' note?
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