Michelle "Bombshell" McGee -- the tattoo artist who blabbed to the tabloid In Touch that she had an 11-month fling with biker Jesse James -- reportedly earned big bucks for opening her mouth.
According to Technorati.com, she was paid close to $30,000 for her story. (In Touch has not commented on the report.)
Contrary to McGee's claims, she was fully aware that James, 40, was still with Bullock, 45, when they had their alleged fling, the site also claims. The site reports that she thought the affair would be her ticket to "mainstream celebrity."
Bullock, 45, has yet to comment on the affair report, but has reportedly moved out of the Southern California home she shares with James and his three children. The Oscar winner also canceled her appearance at the London premiere of The Blind Side next week.
James has apologized for getting himself into the situation.