- John Bobbitt was attacked by his wife at their home in Virginia in 1993
- Lorena Bobbitt used a carving knife to chop off a section of his penis
- Surgeons managed to reattach the penis which is able to function normally
- She was found not guilty of attacking her husband by reason of insanity
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In entertainment television network REELZ’s docu-series, Scandal Made Me Famous: Lorena Bobbitt, John, of Buffalo, New York, is opening up about the fateful 1993 night that changed his life forever.
Back in 1993, Lorena and John Bobbitt made headlines when she infamously cut off his penis after she claimed that he cheated.
The husband remained in the spotlight in the aftermath of the incident and subsequent trial — during which, Lorena was acquitted of all criminal charges, with the jury labeling her temporarily insane — and now, he’s reliving the most traumatic incident of his life for REELZ’s new docu-series Scandal Made Me Famous.
In the clip below — obtained exclusively by In Touch — John explains what went through his head when he got the unthinkable news from his doctor.
Check out the clip below — and be sure to tune in to Scandal Made Me Famous: Lorena Bobbitt on Nov. 26, 9 p.m. on REELZ.
They were household names: Amy Fisher. Mary Jo Buttafuoco. Joey Buttafuoco.
On May 19, 1992, Mary Jo Buttafuoco was shot in the head on the front porch of her home in Massapequa, New York. The shooter: 17-year-old amy Fisher, a high school student who was having an affair with Mary Jo’s husband, Joey.
Miraculously, Mary Jo survived the attack. As the media swarmed their quiet neighborhood, all three members of the lover’s triangle became nationally-known personalities. Fisher was dubbed the “Long Island Lolita.” With his tough-talking exterior, Joey was known as the villain. And Mary Jo was considered the innocent housewife caught up in her husband’s infidelities.
As the 25th anniversary of the crime approaches, the case is the subject of a new TV show, Scandal Made Me Famous, on the Reelz Network. In the show, Mary Jo Buttafuoco recalls the attack — and how she’s doing
In a split second, Mary Jo Buttafuoco‘s whole world was turned upside down. She shares her firsthand account of getting shot in the face by husband Joey Buttafuoco‘s teenage mistress on Scandal Made Me Famous: Amy Fisher, debuting on Saturday, November 19. Watch a preview in the video above!
In Us Weekly‘s exclusive sneak peek at the Reelz special, Mary Jo, 61, opens up about getting attacked at her Nassau County, New York, home in May 1992 by then-17-year-old Amy Fisher, with whom Joey had been having an affair.
Just before the firearm went off, Mary Jo was
THE SHOW “Scandal Made Me Famous: Amy Fisher”
WHEN | WHERE Saturday at 9 p.m. on Reelz
WHAT IT’S ABOUT As part of its ongoing “Scandal” series, Reelz turns to the “Long Island Lolita” case — the 1992 shooting of Massapequa native Mary Jo Buttafuoco by Amy Fisher, teen lover of her then-husband, Joey. This 44-minute-long doc includes interviews with Fred Klein, former Nassau County assistant district attorney, and Fisher’s former defense attorney, Eric Naiburg.
MY SAY Way back in the day, the Amy-Joey saga produced a long line of casualties besides poor Mary Jo, from the trivial to the consequential: the media, auto body shops, Long Island’s reputation and fundamental human dignity (ours — the reluctant witnesses). We couldn’t escape these three, and just when we thought we could finally emerge from the shower, the three quickie TV movies arrived and aired in just about the span