Who is Lorena Bobbitt, where is she now and when is the UK release date for Amazon Prime documentary?

It was the first publicised incident of its kind and subsequently prompted multiple copycat cases. But what happened to the couple? Here's what we know.

Who is Lorena Bobbitt?

Lorena Bobbitt was born Lorena Gallo and is known for famously cutting off her husband John's penis.

Now estranged, the pair married on June 18, 1989, with the strange event occurring four years later.

Lorena chopped off John's genitals with a kitchen knife as he slept on June 23, 1993.

Realising what she had done she drove away in her car with the severed appendage before throwing it into a field.

The penis was reattached again after a police search, in an operation which took nine and a half hours.

She called 911 to confess what she had done and John's penis was found after a search before being reattached.

The legal case which followed became broadcast and reported on extensively all over the world.

She claimed he had emotionally, sexually and physically abused her throughout the marriage.

She also said that he cheated on her and forced her to have an abortion, as well as stealing from her.

The jury found Lorena not guilty due to insanity causing an irresistible impulse to sexually wound John.

She was not held liable for her actions and underwent a 45-day evaluation at a hospital.

Where is she now?

Lorena kept a lower profile following the court case and reverted to her maiden name.

She remarried and has a daughter and founded Lorena’s Red Wagon, a non-profit organisation that helps victims of domestic violence.

She appeared on the Steve Harvey show to share her recollection of that fateful evening.

“I found myself in the street with a penis in one hand and the knife in the other,” she told Harvey.

“So yeah, that happens … I’m here to tell you and to tell everyone what happens when a woman gets abused by a man."

In an interview in 2009 with Oprah she said if she could take anything back, she would never have married John.

She most recently broke her silence to share her side of the story in a highly-anticipated documentary series coming out on Amazon Prime Video

When was the UK release date for Amazon Prime documentary?

The documentary series is titled Lorena and came out on February 15 on Amazon Prime Video.

It will delve into the hidden truths of the tragic case and Lorena will give her side of the story 25 years after it happened.

The series is produced by Oscar-winning Jordan Peele, who also directed the film Get Out, and it will also re-examine why it didn't spark a conversation about domestic abuse and assault.

Jordan told Cosmopolitan UK: "When we hear the name 'Bobbitt', we think of one of the most sensational incidents to ever be catapulted into a full-blown media spectacle.

"With this project, Lorena has a platform to tell her truth as well as engage in a critical conversation about gender dynamics, abuse, and her demand for justice."

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