Jesse James Apologizes to Sandra Bullock and 3 Children for Alleged Affair

Jesse James Apologizes to Sandra BullockJesse James, faced with allegations of having an affair with tattoo girl Michelle “Bombshell” McGee, has broken his silence and issued a public apology Thursday.

In a statement, James told PEOPLE that he wants his wife and three kid’s forgiveness.

“The vast majority of the allegations reported are untrue and unfounded. Beyond that, I will not dignify these private matters with any further public comment.

“There is only one person to blame for this whole situation, and that is me. It’s because of my poor judgment that I deserve everything bad that is coming my way.

“This has caused my wife and kids pain and embarrassment beyond comprehension and I am extremely saddened to have brought this on them. I am truly very sorry for the grief I have caused them. I hope one day they can find it in their hearts to forgive me.”

Sandra Bullock, 45, reportedly left their California home on Monday – a week after winning her first Oscar.