Star-faced tattoo lady Kat von D took to her Facebook this weekend to write a post titled "Thank you, Jesse James," in which she claims that her ex-Poopstache Prince bedded at least other 19 women in the months leading up to their September breakup.
In her essay—brought to our attention by Radar—von D comes off sounding pretty mature and humbled by her experience dating the serial cheater, middle-aged motorcyclist, and Nazi stuff collector. Finally she's on our page now, everybody-else-in-the-world:
I know I deserve a big fat "I told you so," from everyone, and wish I didn't have to say, "You all were more right than you'll ever know" but you were.
Not to worry, I've gladly paid the consequences for every mistake I've ever made, but learned so much from each of them.
Using boldface, Von D thanks James for helping her to realize that "what we do with this very present moment is the most real thing we have." She entered the relationship naively believing that James might "change for the better"—rarely a winning strategy—and exited it an enlightened, wiser woman. Though she depicts James as a pathetic loser—"I think it just made me sad today to imagine him still in that dark place —where seeking validation through the attention of women takes precedence over being a good father, a sincere friend, a better coworker, and a happy individual"—she doesn't attack him in a mean-spirited way or call him any nasty names. And she had so many options to choose from, too.