Michelle "Bombshell" McGee Michelle "Bombshell" McGee

Though she publicly claimed to have had an affair with Jesse James, Michelle "Bombshell" McGee says it was the motorcycle builder who "destroyed" his marriage to Sandra Bullock by not being honest.

Michelle "Bombshell" McGee apologizes to Sandra Bullock

"I'm not a homewrecker," McGee told E! News

. "I did not break up their marriage. I thought I was dating a separated man. ... I don't believe I destroyed their marriage. Jesse destroyed their marriage. My message to Jesse would be, 'Jesse, if you just were honest to me in the beginning, if you were up-front, we wouldn't be in this position.'"While she expected to "get some kind of backlash," the tattoo model says it's hurtful for the public and the media to "villainize" her in the situation. "It's hard to be the most hated person in America," she said. "It's easy to target someone who looks different."

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Still, McGee maintains that she "did the right thing" by telling her side to In Touch because she thinks the magazine would have run the story without her comments. "I would do it again," she said.McGee, who again apologized to Bullock for "her hurt and embarrassment," reiterated that she believed James when he told her that he and Bullock were separated last year. However, McGee admits that she was suspicious at times."I'd mention things to him like, 'Let's go on a ride or out to dinner' and he said, 'I can't really do that,'" she said.

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Shortly after McGee's story went public, three more women came forward claiming to have had affairs with James. The former Monster Garage star has since checked into a treatment facility. The nature of his treatment has not been revealed, but McGee believes James, 40, is in sex rehab."It was a bogus move," McGee said. "I don't know if I buy sex rehab. I think it's an easy thing for celebrities that cheat on their wives."