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Jesse James Is A Dead Man – and a Fraud

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Jesse Gregory James
Jesse Gregory James, aka Jesse James

STRAY LEAVES receives a steady stream of inquiries from parties wanting to know if the claims of Jesse Gregory James, alias Jesse James, of West Coast Choppers and celebrity television fame, are real. The same claim is made by his production companies and program distributors on his behalf. The fact is, his claim is fraudulent.

Before 2005 and early in his development as a celebrity, Jesse G. James publicly claimed to be a relative of America’s iconic outlaw Jesse Woodson James. His claims were denied by The James Preservation Trust, which addresses the history and genealogy of the Jesse James family.

On August 9, 2009, in an interview with, James once more stated his claim at 2:10 minutes into the interview. As of December, 2019, the video has been deleted from the website.

The Trust previously invited Jesse G. James to provide his family genealogy and a DNA sampling for the Trust’s review. The invitations were not accepted. The invitation, however, remains open.

Jesse Gregory James not only is a fraud, he also appears to be a thief.

Emma Parker Bowles talks about her encounter with James on the Financial Mail Womens Forum when she moved to Hollywood from England.

“I came over here with the idea of doing a motoring show…I had teamed up with Jesse James – motorbike builder, blue-collar hero and Mr Sandra Bullock. When we went to meet him, my agent Steven…was obsessed with Sandra Bullock and we both spotted, at the same time, a framed photo of Sandy on his desk. Steven started hyperventilating with excitement and I had to kick him under the table to bring him back. Anyhow, Jesse and I were going to do this awesome car show together and I was going to ride to glory on his coat-tails. That was the plan. In reality, he stole all my ideas and went off and did his own show. Charming.”

STRAY LEAVES has added a new web page to address the issue in more detail.

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