Pal: Jesse James’ Mistress Is “Soaking In” All the Attention

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Michelle McGee — the tattoo model who claims she had an 11-month affair with Sandra Bullock's husband Jesse James — isn't bothered by all the blogs bashing her, her pal tells

"She's very comfortable with who she is and what she believes in," says 21-year-old cocktail waitress Mary Guzman, who works with McGee at the Pure Platinum Strip Club in San Diego, Calif. "Michelle is not a whore."

McGee — who claims to be 24 and once posed in a Nazi photo shoot — "does have a lot of morals and class, and I don't know how she would respond to [various claims]," adds Guzman. 

Ever since McGee sold all the sordid details of her alleged affair with James, 40, to tabloid In Touch — she reportedly received $30,000 — "her phone has been going off nonstop," Guzman tells Us. "She's been turning it off. She's overwhelmed."

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Overall, "she's good," Guzman tells Us. "She's just kind of soaking it in and letting it fall into place. She's a really strong girl and can get through this."

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