Jesse James believes that Sandra Bullock will take him back – at least that’s what his ex-wife claims.
Janine Lindemulder watched Jesse’s Nightline interview but didn’t buy what he was selling the national TV audience, a source close to the situation told RadarOnline.com exclusively.
Jesse admitted to cheating on his Oscar-winning wife and broke down in tears during the interview while alleging his father abused him when Jesse was a child.
But Lindemulder, who was married to James for 2 years, believed it was all a public relations ploy.
“As far as Janine is concerned Jesse is just a master con artist who was trying to manipulate the situation for his own ends,” the source told RadarOnline.com.
“She does not think that the abuse James claimed he suffered at the hands of his father was anywhere near as bad as he claimed.
“Janine feels that Jesse was left scarred towards women after his own mom abandoned him when he was only 7-years-old.
“Jesse really is a control freak who reacts really badly towards people when he cannot get his own way. His father stood-up to him at times and he resented that.”
“He believes that Sandra will take him back in time and that they just have to stay apart for a while for the sake of her public image.
“His ego is so big that he cannot really accept that he brought about his own downfall and nobody else.”
Lindemulder is set to battle Jesse in court for access to their daughter Sunny. Janine, a former porn star, is scheduled to be released from a federal half-way house in Oregon on Friday, June 4 and plans to move closer to Sunny in California with her husband Jeremy Aikman. She wants 50-50 custody of Sunny.