What a Creep: Joey Buttafuoco & John Wayne Bobbitt (90s Creeps)

What a Creep: Joey Buttafuoco & John Wayne Bobbitt

Season 10, Episode 1

90s Tabloid Creeps

Joey Buttafuoco

The name alone became a punchline—Buttafuoco!

In the summer of 1992, America was obsessed with this trashy tale from Long Island about a murderous teenager and her dumb, muscle pants-wearing lover.

This scandal had everything, sex, escort services, autobody shops, a Howard Stern interview, and secret videotapes which the tabloid media covered breathlessly for over a year.

Trigger Warnings: Sexual assault, grooming and gun violence

Sources:

Wikipedia Joey Buttafuoco

Wikipedia Mary Jo Buttafuoco

Wikipedia Amy Fisher

Eftimiades, Maria (1992). Lethal Lolita: A True Story of Sex, Scandal and Deadly Obsession. St. Martin’s Press. ISBN 0-312-95062-4.

REELZ: “Scandal Made Me Famous”

Rolling Stone

 

John Wayne Bobbitt

In 1993, the John Wayne and Lorena Bobbitt scandal was a tabloid dream come true. After suffering years of physical, emotional, and sexual abuse, Lorena cut off John’s penis. It was a sensational story, but what we missed in all the coverage was the fact that John Wayne Bobbitt was an abusive prick.

Sources:

Rolling Stone

Newsweek

The New York Times

Vanity Fair

Lorena on Amazon Prime

Wikipedia

Trigger warnings: Rape, domestic violence, and penis removal

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