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The tattoo model linked to Sandra Bullock's husband, Jesse James, was paid approximately $30,000 for her story about the former Monster Garage  star, Technorati reports.

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The site attributed the amount to a source close to the model, Michelle "Bombshell" McGee.

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On Wednesday, In Touch printed a cover story featuring an interview with tattoo model McGee, who claims to have had an 11-month affair with James while Bullock was filming The Blind Side.

James, 40, issued a statement Thursday apologizing for his "poor judgment," saying, "I deserve everything bad coming my way."

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Bullock, 45, has yet to comment on the matter, but the recent Oscar winner abruptly canceled an appearance at the film's London premiere due to what her studio called " unforeseen personal reasons." People reports that she has left the Southern California home she shares with James and his three children.