Jesse James’ father Larry James may not have abused his son as a child, but after the Nightline interview, he probably wants to punch him!
Jesse’s dad is speaking up about the allegations that he abused his son as a child, saying, “None of it’s true.”
He told RadarOnline.com, "My kids were my whole life. I would never ever hurt any one of them. I would have died before I would have hurt them."
Larry says he doesn’t even remember spanking his kids, let alone break their limbs! "I think he made these allegations because he's told so many lies for so many years about his childhood," Larry said.
Despite the “lies,” Larry still has love for Jesse, and says he was a great kid. He continued, "He was a fantastic kid, we did everything together. He was the apple of my eye."
He also says the only tragic thing he remembers happening to Jesse was when his grandmother (Larry’s mother) died in 1981. “He was very close to his nana, he was eleven years old then," Larry said. "He was the first one there to comfort me, he had never seen his dad cry before."
With emotion in his voice, he added: "I could never hurt my son for all the tea in China...I would never let anybody hurt my kids."
Larry also talked to Radar specifically about the claims Jesse made about his dad breaking his arm. Here’s the dad’s POV: "Just to show off...he dove over the fence, landed on the ground, and broke his arm," Larry said. "He neglected to say that I was right there, picked him up, lifted him over the fence and I never let go of him until his hand was in a cast. I even had them cut his shirt off him at the hospital so I didn't have to let go of his arm."
"But I didn't break his arm, he did it by throwing a tantrum," Larry added. "I still feel sorry about it. I wish I had just gotten the damn ball myself. It wasn't worth my son breaking his arm."
Even after all the so-called lies, Larry doesn’t hold a grudge. "I am so sorry for what has happened in his life. God knows I've made a lot of mistakes, unfortunately most of them has been with women," Larry said. "I kind of know where he is at right now. I am always there for him...with open arms."