On the night of June 23,urologist Dr. Jim Sehn got a call from the hospital where he worked in suburban Manassas, Virginia. A man named John Wayne Bobbitt had arrived with an amputated penis, and Sehn was needed in the operating room.
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Ahead of the Amazon documentary, Lorena, the former spouses have shared their versions of what really sparked the attack. Lorena Bobbitt has always maintained that she cut husband John Wayne Bobbitt's penis off after he raped her - claims he denies. Standing trial for malicious wounding inthe year-old manicurist from Manassas, Virginia, US, told the court she had been sexually and physically abused by John, then 26, throughout their four-year marriage.
In a series of highly publicized trials, she was charged with malicious wounding but acquitted and spent five weeks at a psychiatric hospital. He was acquitted of marital sexual assault in a separate trial. Gallo will appear in an Amazon docuseries discussing the impact of her story. She discussed why she chose to get involved.
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Twenty years ago Sunday, a frustrated Virginia housewife grabbed a kitchen knife and turned the name Bobbitt into a verb by slicing off her drunken husband's penis. While John Wayne Bobbitt lay bleeding on his bed, wife Lorena roared off with the dismembered member and hurled it into a field for the buzzards to find. But call she did.
A new Amazon docuseries produced by Oscar winner Jordan Peele takes another look at the story that captivated the world. Her former husband, John Wayne Bobbitt, denied the abuse in court and eventually was found not guilty of marital sexual assault. In a separate trial, Gallo was found not guilty by reason of temporary insanity.
John Wayne Bobbitt says when he woke up to discover that his then-wife Lorena Bobbitt had cut off his penis with a kitchen knife, he tried to remain calm and stop the bleeding. I went to wake my friend up to tell him to get me to the hospital. It was the early morning hours on June 23,
We explain what happened, and reveal when the documentary about the shocking event will come out and how you can watch it. John Wayne Bobbitt is the man who had his penis cut off by his wife, Lorena. Now estranged, the pair married on June 18,with the strange event occurring four years later.