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What a Creep

Feb 26, 2021

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


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.


Rolling Stone


The New York Times

Vanity Fair

Lorena on Amazon Prime


Trigger warnings: Rape, domestic violence, and penis removal

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