Lorena Gallo, Geraldo Rivera, Venezuela discussed on Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Cut off your penis. How did that make you feel ultimately the penis jokes overshadowed a darker story, really unfunny story? The years of abuse lorraina says she suffered at the hands of her husband documentarian, Joshua ROY Fe wanted to revisit Laurynas case and put it in that larger context that context of domestic violence, and the result is a four part docu series called a- it airs on Amazon beginning Friday, I spoke with Joshua Fe an Lorena Gallo, formerly Lorena Bobbitt earlier. So Gallo is your last name that's as bad as your maiden name. Yes, it is. And so are you known as lorraina Bob at all now? I mean, do you identify with your former self I I do I do in a way because his is an advocacy that. I do does does my platform name, and they just use it for a good. I guess the reason why I ask Josh because we're talking about a woman has identities. Largely been shaped in the public magic nation by her name. What did you think you were? I think what ten years old when the trial happen. I mean, if you mentioned the name Lorena Bobbitt to the average person they think of a an approximately middle aged crazed. I put that night, Alex, white woman who in a fit of engines cut her husband's seen as often through it out, the car window, and the reality is she was a Twenty-three-year-old immigrant Venezuela who came here at eighteen search of the American frame, and she thought she found it when she met this, handsome charming marine. John, Wayne, John, Wayne Bobbitt, and the fact is that lorraine's marriage according to her and corroborated by a long long list. People both whether it's medical experts attorneys, jurors neighbors you name it lorraina suffered four years of some of the worst domestic and sexual violence. A person can never experience, you know, on a regular basis and. If her story took place ten years earlier, it'd be local folklore masses Virginia, but it was June twenty third nineteen Ninety-three coincided with the birth of the twenty four hour news cycle. I mean pretty much almost to the day a year before OJ was writings Bronco on the freeway. And so I overnight it's the biggest story on the planet. But on anybody could focus on what's the cutoff penis and just absolutely hilarious. That that was how did that affect you? As a person having that as as Joshua has just described just spiral into something that is bigger than any one person. The fact that a society basically lost defensively, and and lost demeaning of of why you know, what happened to to this young lorraina, which was me. To me. I just couldn't understand or comprehend the whole thing. And you've changed my life completely. And you're as Jesuit saying, the guess victim victimized by this endless media. Attention obsession, I wanna play tape from the documentary. And this is with Geraldo Rivera. He had been sending you sign pictures himself. Yes. That's correct prison. Well, why did he do that? I guess he wanted to interview me. And does that was his way of call the attention? Okay. Here's a clip. I.