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. She moved on with her life. She divorced her husband in 2003, and began living a quiet life away from the spotlight — except for the occasional TV appearance.
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.