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John Wayne Bobbitt's Ex Girlfriend Desiree Speak Out on Her Harrowing Abuse

By Amber Garrett

With our current national obsession with '90s retrospectives like The People vs. OJ Simpson and I, Tonya, the timing for the four-part Amazon documentary, Lorena, couldn't be better. Looking back on the decades-old incident also affords viewers the opportunity to look critically at the way the news media zeroed in on the salacious nature of the story of John Wayne and Lorena Bobbitt while virtually ignoring or openly mocking Lorena's testimony that she was severely abused for years.

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Lorena Bobbitt now.

However, Lorena (who now uses her birth name Lorena Gallo) wasn't the only woman in Bobbitt's life to implicate him as an abuser. In January 2000, the then 32-year-old was found guilty of criminal harassment against his ex-girlfriend, adult film star Desiree A. Luz. He was jailed for 17 days before posting bond and was sentenced to time served. The court also issued a no-contact order.