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Jesse James' Lawyer: Nazi Hat Was A Jewish In-Joke

06/01/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Jesse James lawyer has issued an explanation for the picture of Jesse wearing an SS hat and doing the Nazi salute that surfaced Wednesday.

The hat was a "gag gift" to Jesse from his Jewish godfather, attorney Joe Yanny told CNN. As further evidence his client is no neo-Nazi, he added that Jesse spent a month in an Israeli kibbutz.

Yanny would not say what type of treatment Jesse is seeking in rehab.

"I would request that his rights in regards to privacy and his medical matters be respected," he said.

Jesse's first mistress, Michelle 'Bombshell' McGee, has the initials "W.P." tattooed on the back of her legs--widely thought to stand for "white power" though she claims it is short for "wet pussy."

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