July 5, 1994 |
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.
November 10, 1993 |
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 |
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.
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.
June 26, 1994 |
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.