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John Wayne Bobbitt (born March 23, 1967 in Buffalo, New York) and Lorena Leonor Gallo de Bobbitt (born 1970 in Bucay, Ecuador) were an American couple, married on June 18, 1989, known for a 1993 incident in which Lorena severed John's penis with a kitchen knife. March 23 is the 82nd day of the year (83rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... Nickname: Location of Buffalo in New York State County Erie County Government  - Mayor Byron Brown Area  - City 52. ... Bucay (also known as General Antonio Elizalde) is a town located on the eastern edge of Guayas, Ecuador, near the Chimborazo province. ... June 18 is the 169th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (170th in leap years), with 196 days remaining. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The penis (plural penises, penes) is an external male sexual organ. ...

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The incident

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On the night of June 23, 1993, Lorena Bobbitt chopped off her husband's penis with a kitchen knife as he lay sleeping in their Manassas, Virginia, home. She then drove off with the severed penis and flung it out her car window. Police performed a diligent search and located it, and it was then surgically reattached. June 23 is the 174th day of the year (175th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 191 days remaining. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... Location in Virginia Coordinates: Country United States State Virginia County None (see independent city) Government  - City Manager Lawrence Hughes Area  - City  10. ... Official language(s) English Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Area  Ranked 35th  - Total 42,793 sq mi (110,862 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 430 miles (690 km)  - % water 7. ...


In statements to police, she explained that she had cut off the penis because her husband "raped her" and "wouldn't stop." John contested these accusations by elaborately detailing his allegedly unsuccessful attempts at talking to her the previous night.[citation needed]


Two trials followed this incident. In the first, John faced charges stemming from accusations of assault against Lorena. He was acquitted of this charge in September 1993.


In the second, Lorena was charged with "malicious wounding" of which she was found not guilty in January of 1994[1] on the basis of expert testimony that she was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a result of her husband's abuse. According to her defense lawyers, on the night of the attack, Lorena's PTSD manifested itself in a form of temporary insanity causing an irresistible impulse to sexually wound her husband. As a result, she could not be held liable for her actions. After the jury issued a verdict of not guilty, Lorena was ordered to spend 45 days in a psychiatric hospital. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a term for certain severe psychological consequences of exposure to, or confrontation with, stressful events that the person experiences as highly traumatic. ... In a criminal trial, the insanity defenses are possible defenses by excuse, via which defendants may argue that they should not be held criminally liable for breaking the law, as they were mentally ill at the time of their allegedly criminal actions. ... A psychiatric hospital (also called at various places and times, mental hospital, mental ward, sanitarium or asylum) is a hospital specializing in the treatment of persons with mental illness. ...


Explanations for the incident

One hypotheses for the timing and form of Lorena's attack centers on her testimony of how John has pushed her into an unwanted abortion a year after they had been married, and almost exactly three years before the attack. The theory that this incident was an extreme manifestation of post-abortion trauma was first proposed by David Reardon, Ph.D.[2] In support of this view, Reardon analyzes dozens of facts reported from the trial, three of which are described here. First, Lorena testified that she had experienced flashbacks to the abortion just before picking up the knife used for the attack. Secondly, she testified that she had experienced an anxiety attack and psychosomatic abdominal cramping four days before the attack. Reardon interprets this as evidence that she was experiencing a post-traumatic anniversary reaction[3], which involves an intensified period of PTSD symptoms. Third, Lorena testified to experiencing fears she would never be able to have children following the abortion. From these and other bits of evidence, Reardon asserts: "It takes no leap of imagination to see how a woman, such as Lorena who, on an unconscious level felt that she had been sexually mutilated by her abortion, would, in a moment of bitter passion, attempt to 'castrate' her husband. Lorena's subconscious decision to limit her attack to his penis, I would suggest, may have reflected an 'eye for an eye' form of justice. He had robbed her of her fertility; she robbed him of his." [4] Post-abortion syndrome (PAS), post-traumatic abortion syndrome and abortion trauma syndrome, are terms used to describe a proposed diagnosis of psychopathological characteristics which may be observed in some women following an elective abortion. ... Dr. David C Reardon,director of The Elliot Institute, is a biomedical ethicist specializing in research and education related to the effects of abortion on women. ...


Since the incident

Lorena and John were divorced in 1995, after 6 years of marriage.


John

DVD Cover of John Wayne Bobbitt … Uncut

After his reattachment surgery, Bobbitt briefly became a porn star, in part to finance the operation to reattach his penis. He appeared in three movies: John Wayne Bobbitt … Uncut, Buttman at Nudes a Poppin' 2, and Frankenpenis. In Frankenpenis, Bobbitt played a character who was made with spare parts (like the monster in Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley's Frankenstein) and whose penis inexplicably comes off during a rousing session of intercourse. Bobbitt then moans, "Oh no, not again." Image File history File links Bobbitt_Uncut. ... Image File history File links Bobbitt_Uncut. ... A pornographic actor or a porn star is somebody who appears in pornographic movies, live sex shows or peep shows. ... Mary Shelley Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley née Godwin (August 30, 1797–February 1, 1851) was an English writer who is, perhaps, equally-famously remembered as the wife of Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley and as the author of Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus. ... This article is about the 1818 novel. ...


In 1996, John Bobbitt moved to Nevada, where he worked in a brothel. While there, he had a brief fling with Taylor Hayes, who subsequently moved to Los Angeles and became a Vivid Girl for adult pornographic studio Vivid Entertainment. He also worked as a bartender, a limousine driver, a tow truck operator, and a minister in a Las Vegas church. 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Taylor Hayes (born Tara Ellyn Smith on January 14, 1975) is an American pornographic actress. ... Vivid Entertainment Group is one of the worlds largest adult film producers, featuring a popular catalog of VHS and DVD titles and Internet content[1]. Vivid specializes in high-production-value movies, filmed in exotic locations and shot with professional lighting and quality cinematography. ... Vivid Entertainment Group is one of the worlds largest adult film producers, featuring a popular catalog of VHS and DVD titles and Internet content[1]. Vivid specializes in high-production-value movies, filmed in exotic locations and shot with professional lighting and quality cinematography. ... This article is about the city of Las Vegas in Nevada. ...


In 2001, he briefly married Dottie Brewer (February 3February 26). A year later, on March 23, 2002, he married Joanna Ferrell. 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... February 3 is the 34th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... February 26 is the 57th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... March 23 is the 82nd day of the year (83rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ...


In 2002, John Bobbitt was scheduled to fight Joey Buttafuoco on Fox Network's Celebrity Boxing. However he was replaced by Joanie Laurer after Bobbitt was arrested for domestic abuse.[1]. Joseph Joey Buttafuoco (born March 11, 1956) made headlines in 1992 for his affair with a then underage Amy Fisher, who subsequently shot Joeys wife, Mary Jo Buttafuoco, in the face. ... The Fox Broadcasting Company is a television network in the United States. ... Celebrity Boxing was a 2002 Fox show pitting washed up former celebrities against each other in a boxing match. ... Joan Marie Joanie Laurer (born December 27, 1969) is an American actress and retired professional wrestler. ...


After two trials for domestic abuse against Ferrell in 2004—one ending in conviction for Bobbitt and the other in acquittal—he was arrested for a third offense in September 2005. Days after the third incident, he filed for a divorce from Ferrell. On February 8, 2006, a municipal judge found Bobbitt not guilty, due to insufficient evidence[2]. 2005 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Deaths in September September 28 : Constance Baker Motley September 25 : M. Scott Peck September 25 : Don Adams September 20 : Simon Wiesenthal September 14 : Robert Wise September 10 : Hermann Bondi September 8 : Donald Horne September 7 : Moussa Arafat... February 8 is the 39th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


Lorena

Lorena resumed the use of her maiden name, Gallo. In December 1997, she was charged with assault for punching her mother, Elvia Gallo, as her mother watched television [3]. Four months later, Lorena was found not guilty, as the judge did not find the evidence compelling enough to convict her [4]. She is now employed in the Ashburn, Virginia, area as a hair stylist. 1997 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Ashburn, Virginia is an unincorporated area located in Loudoun County, Virginia, 30 miles west of Washington, D.C., and is part of the Washington Metropolitan Area. ...


Trivia and popular culture

  • The case created a popular sensation at the time and was a frequent subject of jokes and joking references. It even seemed possible for a while that the Bobbitt name might enter the language. For example, Boston Globe architecture critics wrote in 1994 that "An architectural Bobbitt case, Memorial Hall at Harvard University has lacked [the top part of] its tower since September 1956." However, public memory of the case has receded.
  • On an episode of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Will makes a reference to Lorena Bobbitt while wearing a fat suit that does not have any male genitalia. He says "I guess Lorena Bobbitt got to this suit first, huh?"

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  • The incident also inspired the Tribe 8 song "Castration Song #22," with its chorus of "Lorena don't take no shit." There is also a song by the crust punk band Ballast, called "Lorena Bobbitt." A parody of the song "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" was made that contained lines such as, "In the bedroom, the quiet bedroom, John Bobbitt sleeps tonight/In the kitchen, the mighty kitchen, Lorena sharpens her knife/A weiney chop a weiney chop..." The incident inspired the song "Bobbitt" by Canadian punk rock band SNFU. The singer-songwriter Tom Paxton also wrote a song about the incident, accurately titled "The Ballad of Lorena Bobbitt."
  • An alternate version of the "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" parody song does exist, and is in some places more popular (possibly due to the parts flowing better). In this version, the first verse and the chorus are instead, "In the bedroom, the quiet bedroom, John Bobbitt sleeps tonight/In the kitchen, the mighty kitchen, Lorena grabs a knife/A wiener whack, a wiener whack..." -- "wiener whack" sounds much more like the sounds actually made in the original song.
  • Comedian Denis Leary briefly mentions the Bobbitt incident during his 1997 show Lock 'N Load on the topic of male genitals "I love my dick, buh uh, I'm no John Wayne Bobbitt y'know? I mean, if my wife cuts my dick off, I'm not telling ANYONE. I don't even care if the cops show up with the dick!"
  • In Robin Williams' 2002 HBO special Robin Williams: Live On Broadway, Robin makes reference to the Bobbitt case during a part of his act where he is talking about how to empower women in Afghanistan. Williams recommends sending a black Brooklyn woman- "...the kind you might see on Jerry Springer—and, if confronted with possible genital mutilation, as had been practiced to some degree in Afghanistan under the Taliban, it would then be "Lorena Bobbitt time." (This acusation is however, untrue, female circumcision has never ever been practiced in Afghanistan) *
  • Tyler Durden refers to the incident in the 1999 movie Fight Club. In the first bar scene, Durden says "Hey man, it could be worse; a woman could cut off your penis while you're sleeping, and toss it out the window of a moving car."
  • Mention of the incident is also made in the 2004 re-make of film The Ladykillers in which Gawain MacSam (Marlon Wayans) exclaims, "It's like that dude whose wife cut his dick off and threw it on the freeway!"
  • Comedienne Margaret Smith commented on the incident in her special on Comedy Central: "After centuries of waiting, we finally get a 'Year of the Woman' and then one of us cuts off her husband's penis. I don't think we're getting another year." She also painted the scenario of the two policemen who found the severed appendage arguing over who should put it in the little plastic bag. "It's not like anyone of them could say 'You know, I got the last one, you get this one.'"
  • World Wrestling Entertainment has made reference to the incident in a storyline in which Val Venis had an affair with Yamaguchi San's wife. In retribution for the act (and filming it, to be shown to the viewing audience), Yamaguchi San's group Kaienti attacked Val Venis, promising to "choppy choppy" his "pee pee." The group was unsuccessful in their attempt, but this led to John Wayne Bobbitt accompanying Val Venis to the ring and partaking in interviews (each interview being prematurely stopped by the words: "Sorry to cut you off...").
  • Lloyd Banks from the musical group G-Unit mentions in the song "Playboy," "I never trust a bitch, I blame Lorena Bobbitt."
  • Les Blaireaux, a French music group, made a song called "Le dromadaire (The True Story of John Bobbitt)," which humorously tells a twisted story of what happened to John.
  • In a 2004 episode of Sex and the City, one of Samantha's many men referred to Lorena Bobbitt. Samantha was unable to achieve an orgasm because of the noise heard outside her window from a trio of transsexuals. She goes to her kitchen to fill a pot with water to dump on them. As she does this, the man in bed says, "Baby, you're not gonna pull a Lorena Bobbitt, are you?"
  • In a 2006 episode of Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, Detective Olivia Benson, acting undercover, informs a police officer that a body he has found is the victim of a sex crime. When he asks her, "Is that what it is?", she replies, "Ever heard of Lorena Bobbitt?"
  • In SciFi Channel's original series Eureka, one of the characters made the joke, "Let's hope it's not the Lorena Bobbitt virus; it turns your hard drive into a 3 1/2 floppy."
  • In an episode of CSI: Las Vegas, a police officer is asked to check the victim of a leg stabbing to make sure the attacker didn't "pull a Lorena Bobbitt."
  • In the song "Rap Game" by rap group D12, Bizarre mentions Lorena Bobbitt, via the line "I don't give a fuck about my dick

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  • In the song "Nuttin' to Do," rapper Eminem mentions Lorena Bobbitt, via the line "Lorena Bobbitt, c'mere, want a souvenir?"
  • In the song "U already know" by 112 feat. Foxy Brown,Foxy Brown says "Plus I cut like I trained Lorena Bobbit"
  • On the TV show In Living Color an infomercial type skit advertising the product "Deboner 2000" shows a housewife (the Lorena Bobbitt character is played by Carol Rosenthal) demonstrating the varied capabilities of the Deboner 2000 kitchen knife. The episode first aired on December 2, 1993, during the shows fifth and final season.

Marshall Bruce Mathers III (born October 17, 1972), better known as Eminem or Slim Shady, is a Grammy and Academy Award-winning American rapper, record producer and actor from the Detroit, Michigan area. ... In Living Color was an American sketch comedy television series which ran on the FOX Network from April 15, 1990 to August 23, 1994. ...

References

  1. ^ Virginia v. Lorena Bobbitt, Court TV.
  2. ^ The John and Lorena Bobbitt Mystery, Unraveled The Post-Abortion Review 4(2-3) Spring & Summer 1996.
  3. ^ Anniversary Reactions to a Traumatic Event: The Recovery Continues. SAMHSA
  4. ^ Their Deepest Wound: An Analysis The Post-Abortion Review 4(2-3) Spring & Summer 1996.

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John and Lorena Bobbitt - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (999 words)
John Wayne Bobbitt (born March 23, 1967 in Buffalo, New York) and Lorena Leonor Gallo de Bobbitt (born 1970 in Bucay, Ecuador) were an American couple, married on June 18, 1989, who were best known for a 1993 incident in which Lorena severed a portion of John's penis with a kitchen knife.
Lorena and John were divorced in 1995, after 6 years of marriage.
Four months later, Lorena was found not guilty, as the judge did not find the evidence compelling enough to convict her [5].
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