Jesse James' sister is backing Jesse's claims that he was abused as a child -- and she also blames their father for the incident in which Jesse suffered a broken arm.
Julie James England (above with Jesse on her wedding day) tells TMZ her father Larry -- who denied the abuse allegations Jesse made on "Nightline" -- was "very abusive to my mom and us when we were growing up."
As for Jesse's broken arm -- Julie says Larry forced 7-year-old Jesse to jump over a fence to retrieve a lost ball from a neighbor's yard one night.
She claims her father was screaming at Jesse the whole time and that, as a result, Jesse ended up falling off the fence and breaking his arm.
Despite all that's happened, Julie says she's proud of her brother because she feels Jesse's finally "on the mend."
Jesse James' Sister -- The Abuse Was Real
5/27/2010 4:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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