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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO INTERVIEW: Jesse James’ Dad Explains Black Eye And Broken Arm

Jesse James‘ father Larry has explained the black eye and broken arm he supposedly inflicted on Jesse during his childhood.

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“My whole childhood, I never had a chance to be a kid…I was always scared,” James claimed in an interview with Nightline that aired Tuesday night. “I was a terrorized kid and, I mean, it’s really tough for me to think about now because …Sunny [his daughter] is the age that I was when my dad broke my arm.”

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In an exclusive interview obtained by RadarOnline.com, Larry explained his version of how Jesse got injured. He alleges that Jesse’s arm was broken by falling off of a fence he had jumped in an attempt to retrieve a ball he had accidentally kicked into a neighbor’s yard.

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“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.”

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Larry even felt guilty for originally making Jesse get the ball. “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 d–n ball myself. It wasn’t worth my son breaking his arm.”

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Larry also addressed a childhood photo shown on Nightline which pictured a young Jesse with a black eye. “We lived in a big house on a hill and had a small race track on the field below us and I had bought him a small minibike,” Larry explained. “He was riding it, he crashed and banged himself up pretty good. He got a black eye, had a couple of cuts on his arm but it was nothing serious. I for sure didn’t blacken his eye.”

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Larry does not hold a grudge against his estranged son and hopes for a reconciliation before he passes away. He also feels empathy for Jesse’s situation and infidelity issues, citing his own past with women.

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“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 added. “I kind of know where he is at right now. I am always there for him…with open arms.”

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