Movie actress Sandra Bullock's new man Jesse James filed a restraining order against his estranged wife JANINE LINDEMULDER last year (03), after she beat him up.

The muscular TV mechanic, host of American cable show MONSTER GARAGE, filed for a temporary restraining order against the former porn star in May (03), accusing her of trying to run him down in a car and giving him a black eye.

Jesse claims in court papers obtained by America's STAR magazine, "(Janine) indicated to me that she did not love me anymore and that our marriage was over," but lost her temper when she returned form the couple's Seal Beach, California, home and found her belongings being loaded into a truck.

He says in the papers, "She began screaming and yelling at me... and punching me. She punched me in the face several times."

Although James attempted to fight back, recent surgery in his right shoulder prevented him from doing so effectively.

According to the court documents, by the time the police arrived, Janine had already hit Jesse in the back of the head with a flowerpot and attacked with a metal sculpture.

And last May (03), Jesse claims, Janine attempted to run him over after an argument - and punched him in the eye the day before Valentine's Day (03).

Jesse is now hoping for a more peaceful romance with his new actress belle, whom he reportedly met in December (03).

08/04/2004 09:24