A quarter of a century ago a young immigrant bride and her Marine veteran husband found themselves in the center of media storm due to a night of domestic violence. She claims he drunkenly raped her. He claims that in an unprovoked rage she took a kitchen knife and sliced off his “manhood.” Their names — Lorena and John Bobbitt and their story captivated the nation, become fodder for late night comedians, tabloids and cable news talking heads for years as both faced a jury of their peers for their part in the incident.
The Trial of Lorena Bobbitt
This week, Vinnie and Seema dig deep into the Court TV archives and take us into the courtroom, discussing the issues of domestic violence as they existed in the mid-1990s and how their story would play out had it happened in today’s “#MeToo” era. For the latest updates, tune into Court TV and catch Vinnie and the entire team live weeknights 8-11pm on Court TV Live.
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