James was quizzed about his emotional status in recent months after Bullock dumped him following revelations of his infidelity in March (10). When Lindemulder's lawyer asked him if he had recently hit "rock bottom", he replied, "Yes. To some degree," reports the Daily Express.
James checked into a rehabilitation facility after his marriage split to seek treatment for "personal issues", and told the court, "I am continuing treatment." He choked back tears as he detailed his troubled childhood, claiming he "was a victim of childhood abuse and trauma", and spoke at length about his struggle with alcoholism, which began around the age of 14.