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January 14, 1994 | MICHAEL ROSS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It is already being called the Mother of All Marital Disputes, a battle royal of the sexes that has captivated and--let's admit it--titillated the attention not only of the nation but of the world. Lorena Bobbitt's lawyer, James Lowe, refers to it in his courtroom questioning simply as "the Cutting," a decorous if somewhat awkward description that makes it sound as if he is talking about a major made-for-TV movie--which doubtless it will soon be. Could Andrew Lloyd Webber make a musical of this?
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 25, 2000
I am disturbed by the negative picture Paul Brownfield paints of Kato Kaelin by unfairly grouping him with Rick Rockwell, John Wayne Bobbitt, Monica Lewinsky and Joey Buttafuoco, all people who have achieved fame through their own deplorable acts ("Andy, did ya hear . . . about this one?," March 11). Even though the O.J. Simpson trial, which made Kaelin a household name, was based on a terrible act, Kaelin did not commit that act. And unlike the opportunists Brownfield lists who are denigrating comedy as an art form, Kaelin actually has talent.
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NEWS
January 24, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
John Wayne Bobbitt, whose wife was found innocent of malicious maiming, faces a blood test in a paternity suit brought by a former girlfriend. Beatrice Williams, 21, filed a suit in October seeking child support from Bobbitt for her son, who is a year old. She claims Bobbitt fathered the child while he was separated from his wife, Lorena, and living in Niagara Falls.
NEWS
February 25, 2000 | BOOTH MOORE
After several days in seclusion, "Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire?" bride Darva Conger of Santa Monica broke her silence all over the place this week, admitting that her appearance on the television show was a mistake. She was sickened from the beginning of the Las Vegas broadcast, through the beachwear competition, and especially when Rick Rockwell kissed her just moments after the two met and married in front of 24 million television viewers, she told NBC's Matt Lauer on Thursday.
NEWS
July 5, 1994 | Associated Press
John Wayne Bobbitt faces new charges of domestic battery after he, his fiancee and another man were arrested following a fight. Bobbitt, who gained international attention last year when his wife cut off his penis, and his fiancee, Kristina Elliott, were arrested along with a friend, Todd Biro, after a fracas early Saturday. Elliott, 21, said she was beaten by the two men, and Bobbitt told police he was struck and bitten on the chest by Elliott.
NEWS
November 10, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
John Wayne Bobbitt, in the second day of his trial for marital sexual assault, denied that he had raped his wife shortly before she severed his penis. He said he remembered initiating sex with his 24-year-old wife, Lorena, in the early morning of June 23 but the she had been receptive. He said he later felt a "tug" but didn't initially realize what had happened. The 26-year-old ex-Marine testified before a hushed Prince William Circuit Court about the incident in their Manassas, Va., apartment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 1994 | R euters
John Wayne Bobbitt, the ex-Marine whose penis was severed by his wife in a case that touched off nationwide debate, was arrested Friday after his fiancee accused him of beating her. Bobbitt, 26, was taken into custody on charges of battery and domestic violence after the woman summoned police to her apartment and alleged he had struck her, police spokeswoman Nicole Soto said. He was being held in the city jail for a 12-hour "cooling off" period required under law in such cases.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 25, 2000
I am disturbed by the negative picture Paul Brownfield paints of Kato Kaelin by unfairly grouping him with Rick Rockwell, John Wayne Bobbitt, Monica Lewinsky and Joey Buttafuoco, all people who have achieved fame through their own deplorable acts ("Andy, did ya hear . . . about this one?," March 11). Even though the O.J. Simpson trial, which made Kaelin a household name, was based on a terrible act, Kaelin did not commit that act. And unlike the opportunists Brownfield lists who are denigrating comedy as an art form, Kaelin actually has talent.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 1, 1994
We are hearing a lot of empty rhetoric about what the latest Bobbitt verdict really means ("Lorena Bobbitt Acquitted in Mutilation of Husband," Jan. 22). "Is it OK for women to cut off their husband's penis? Was it a feminist act?" What utter, bigoted nonsense! We didn't hear any such comments or posturing about the verdict in John Wayne Bobbitt's trial. "Is it OK for a man to rape and batter his wife?" I heard a lawyer, a woman, proclaim that all she had to do was leave. Easy for her to say. She had a prestigious legal career, money, full knowledge of the law and how to use the mighty power of the law to protect herself.
NEWS
May 7, 1994 | From Associated Press
John Wayne Bobbitt pleaded innocent Friday to a misdemeanor count of domestic battery, hours after he was arrested for allegedly shoving his fiancee into a wall during an argument. Bobbitt--the man who gained international attention when his wife severed his penis--was released on $7,100 bail pending a June 3 hearing. "I believe this is just a huge misunderstanding," he said in a statement released by Aaron Gordon, a spokesman for both Bobbitt and his 21-year-old fiancee.
NEWS
February 23, 2000 | BOOTH MOORE
It was with perverse pleasure that I learned over the weekend that Rick "Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire?" Rockwell is a cad. I spent the better part of last week in shock that any woman in this day and age would strut her swimsuited stuff in front of 23 million television viewers to vie for the fancy of a man. It's bad enough that the Miss America pageant has a swimsuit competition, but at least the winner gets college scholarship money out of the deal.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 1999 | TOM GARDNER, ASSOCIATED PRESS
There were 700 people at the Moonlight Bunny Ranch for John Wayne Bobbitt's 32nd birthday party, but Bobbitt was a no-show, and his boss at the brothel thinks Bobbitt has jumped bail. "In the last couple weeks, he's got real stupid," Dennis Hof said on Friday. Bobbitt faces felony theft charges in Fallon and is free on $10,000 bail put up by Hof. "He's gone. I want my $10,000 and I want him back here in cuffs," Hof said.
NEWS
September 1, 1994 | From Associated Press
John Wayne Bobbitt was convicted Wednesday of misdemeanor domestic battery against his former fiancee by a judge who said Bobbitt has an "attitude problem." Justice of the Peace William Jansen sentenced Bobbitt to 60 days in jail, then suspended 45 days of the sentence. Bobbitt was led from the courtroom in handcuffs to begin serving his sentence immediately. Bobbitt also was sentenced to six months probation and ordered to attend impulse control and Alcoholics Anonymous meetings.
NEWS
July 26, 1994 | From Associated Press
John Wayne Bobbitt borrowed a line from O.J. Simpson on Monday, pleading "absolutely, positively, 100% not guilty" to a misdemeanor charge of battering his former fiancee. Justice of the Peace Bill Jansen set a Sept. 28 trial for Bobbitt, who also faces a Municipal Court appearance Wednesday, where he is charged with domestic battery in connection with an incident May 6.
NEWS
July 5, 1994 | Associated Press
John Wayne Bobbitt faces new charges of domestic battery after he, his fiancee and another man were arrested following a fight. Bobbitt, who gained international attention last year when his wife cut off his penis, and his fiancee, Kristina Elliott, were arrested along with a friend, Todd Biro, after a fracas early Saturday. Elliott, 21, said she was beaten by the two men, and Bobbitt told police he was struck and bitten on the chest by Elliott.
OPINION
June 26, 1994 | Andrea Dworkin, Andrea Dworkin is the author of "Letters From a War Zone" (Lawrence Hill Books) , "Pornography: Men Possessing Women" (Plume) and "Woman Hating: A Radical Look at Sexuality" (NAL-Dutton)
You won't ever know the worst that happened to Nicole Brown Simpson in her marriage, because she is dead and cannot tell you. And if she were alive, remember, you wouldn't believe her. You heard Lorena Bobbitt, after John Wayne Bobbitt had been acquitted of marital rape. At her own trial for malicious wounding, she described beatings, anal rape, humiliation. She had been persistently injured, hit, choked, by a husband who liked hurting her.
NEWS
July 26, 1994 | From Associated Press
John Wayne Bobbitt borrowed a line from O.J. Simpson on Monday, pleading "absolutely, positively, 100% not guilty" to a misdemeanor charge of battering his former fiancee. Justice of the Peace Bill Jansen set a Sept. 28 trial for Bobbitt, who also faces a Municipal Court appearance Wednesday, where he is charged with domestic battery in connection with an incident May 6.
NEWS
September 1, 1994 | From Associated Press
John Wayne Bobbitt was convicted Wednesday of misdemeanor domestic battery against his former fiancee by a judge who said Bobbitt has an "attitude problem." Justice of the Peace William Jansen sentenced Bobbitt to 60 days in jail, then suspended 45 days of the sentence. Bobbitt was led from the courtroom in handcuffs to begin serving his sentence immediately. Bobbitt also was sentenced to six months probation and ordered to attend impulse control and Alcoholics Anonymous meetings.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 1994 | R euters
John Wayne Bobbitt, the ex-Marine whose penis was severed by his wife in a case that touched off nationwide debate, was arrested Friday after his fiancee accused him of beating her. Bobbitt, 26, was taken into custody on charges of battery and domestic violence after the woman summoned police to her apartment and alleged he had struck her, police spokeswoman Nicole Soto said. He was being held in the city jail for a 12-hour "cooling off" period required under law in such cases.
NEWS
May 7, 1994 | From Associated Press
John Wayne Bobbitt--the man who gained international attention when his wife severed his penis--was back in the headlines Friday, accused of roughing up a former topless dancer with whom he had been living. Las Vegas police said Bobbitt appeared to be "under the influence of alcohol or other substance" when he grabbed Kristina Elliot by the arm and shoved her into a wall at their apartment.
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