05/26/2010 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Michelle McGee's Dad Defends Daughter, Blames Jesse James (VIDEO)

Michelle 'Bombshell' McGee's dad has weighed in on the controversy surrounding his daughter following reports she had an affair with Sandra Bullock's husband Jesse James.

Denny McGee, a barber in Ohio, spoke out to Fox 8 News (WJW in Cleveland) to try and clear his daughter's name. He paints James as a liar and his daughter as a well-intentioned mom who got duped.

He said how he asked his daughter, when she told him she was dating James, about James' marriage to Bullock.

Michelle told her dad that "they were" married but "they have a thing now where they kind of live apart."

He also shot down reports that some of her tattoos are racist, like the WP on the back of her legs.

"She's a good mom... She's a little crazy with the tattoos and stuff, but as far as the Nazi things go, that's ridiculous."

As for James Denny says, "He's a hard-working guy... I just wish he would have been honest with my daughter from the beginning so this wouldn't have all happened."

Denny talks to his daughter multiple times a day, he adds, and is planning a visit to her and her two sons soon. WATCH: