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"lorena gallo" Discussed on The First Degree

The First Degree

06:23 min | 5 months ago

"lorena gallo" Discussed on The First Degree

"There is an incredible platform. I think is not only an incredible platform. It is Keisha as well for future generations do know the this critical issues do exist still now in. These discussions are particularly timely. Given what's happening in the current state of the world especially now with a winning the unfortunate result so coronavirus or cold at night teen Is is really affecting the rice domestic violence and sexual violence cases among women So many women feel that they're trapped in their homes with their abusers so as as survivor of domestic violence. I understand at first hand about the issues and I want to help the victims and I wanted to do provide by providing resources and in guidance. Oh my story is relatable In so many levels especially now like I said so. It's very important to to have this Communications about this critical issues open. Lorraina took back her maiden name Lorraina Gallo. She resumed working in salons and she quietly started dating a man named David. And she's still with David to this day more than twenty years later and they eventually had a daughter named Olivia. I found that people were my friends. Were very supportive. My community was Yeah I mean they recognize me. I never move out of my community. Because if I move I will be recognized everywhere You didn't affect my career. Thank God I was idea real estate for a while I was the I went back to the beauty industry as A. I went to school than I have my license as a hair style and I did hair for leaving for a while and then I went to school and school. Obviously a lot of people recognize me Just based on my face away I going to change myself so I learned to accept the fact that I did not choose to be in the spotlight Right now and the fact that but I stopped myself was very strengthened. Was One of my My strength they kept me through who I am and those pass a might lives. My my trauma actually have helped shape the person that I am today and you know he have actually understand the give me a platform to help others so When I met my partner obviously he knew who I was and so friendship. Friendship turning to respect and respect turning to love and you know. That's that's how he was. I didn't experience with my with John. In Two Thousand Seven Lorraina started a nonprofit called the Lorena Gallo Foundation which is an organization focused on helping to prevent domestic violence through family oriented activities and more years past awareness and condemnation of domestic violence increased as women started pushing back for their rights. The view of Lorraina also shifted and the more time passed the more. It was clear how terrible Lorraina was treated not only by John but by the rest of the world to they have grown more in but this generation will you know memory. I mean I'm talking to you. Your were problem not even born. I Dunno you've you look very young Thanks Lorena. So you know the time that We talking about almost thirty years so I think that the new generation has grown to be more empathetic more sympathetic about the stories and more curious and you know more women into rice. I mean we have more politician women in Congress so the hell lot and to shape the narrative about abuse women and As important I know when my store is and I was looking to get approach by Amazon Last year and They did a very good job. I'm happy with Doku serious Jordan Peele was wonderful his his a man who has a lot of social issues so I trusted him and the whole team of Amazon by then Same thing with a lifetime. Lifetime is an amazing network and day history of telling stories. They're relate to two people and they're very three. The story is the real stories with sensitivity. I think that that is actually Got My passion back to to even tell even more than I know that there are going to treat my story with sensitivity and respect in the lifetime project that Llerena is referring to is called. I was Lorena Bobbitt. And it premiered on Memorial Day two days ago on the lifetime network. I'm doing good. I'm doing fine. I I am happy blaze. I am in a better place I don't leave you know in the past I think the past did have helped me to save the person that I am today and have given me a platform to be able to help other women and You know anybody who is in an abusive relationship so is Is Good is good. Now we're going to keep my mission to help. Victims of domestic violence survivors because survivors. Also.

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"lorena gallo" Discussed on The First Degree

The First Degree

05:09 min | 5 months ago

"lorena gallo" Discussed on The First Degree

"So today's case takes us back to June twenty third of nineteen ninety-three Bill Clinton was president. That's the way love goes by. Janet Jackson was on the Charts and the movie. Jurassic Park was the top at the movie theaters and the setting for today's case. Manassas town northern Virginia which acts as a bedroom community to Washington. Dc resign twenty five miles away from the suburban area and the place is rich in American history. And it was the site of two civil war battles battle bull run by a rower and two and re-enactors often depict those battles near the MANASSAS national battlefield. Park. It's quiet and for the most part. It floats under the radar as far as scandals are concerned but all of that was about to change between two and three. Am On the twenty third of June nineteen ninety-three calls between law enforcement officers started ping pong in between one. Another in the information that was being shared was shocking and confusing. There was a man at Prince George's hospital who's bleeding profusely. What happened? His penis had been cut off. Did it is wife her name. Lorena Bobbitt this is a narrative that many of you know but what many of you won't be familiar with is exactly how this happened. How did Lorena Bobbitt become arena bob it and beyond that? What variables and Seidel implications contributed to the Lorena bobbitt phenomenon? We're all familiar with while to answer that. We need to go back to the beginning. Lorena Gallo was born in Ecuador in nineteen sixty nine before eventually moving to Venezuela where she was raised and it was during her childhood. There that Lorraina fell in love with American culture and this notion of the American dream so she decided she wanted to move to the US. She visited America when she was sixteen and she was given the trip to come visit as a consumer goofed and she just fell in love with life. Here when Lorraina got here. She didn't speak a word of English and she learned by taking. Esl classes in watching soap operas and the price is right on TV whenever she cut. She was here on a student visa and she started taking classes at Northern Virginia community. College between taking classes she worked as a manicurist salon owned by woman named Johnny Basuki in fact Jan owned three salons and she took Lorena under her wing and they became fast friends. It was details told near Quantico that Lorraina was approached by a handsome marine lance corporal named John Wayne Bobbitt. John was from Niagara Falls when growing up. His father was not really in the picture. And there's a few of the sad details about John's childhood was that his father drank and beat his mother which caused a really volatile environment by h three John and his two brothers were taken away from his mother due to drug use and neglect and they were sent to live with an aunt and uncle when John was old enough he enlisted in the Marines which ultimately brought him to Virginia which then brought into this dance hall where he met Lorraine and Lorraine was and still is stunning and exotic when the two met apparently the attraction was undeniable in an interview for the Amazon Documentary Lorraina. She said I thought John was very handsome. Blue is a man in uniform you know. He was almost like a symbol a marine fighting for the country. I believed in this beautiful country. I was swept off my feet. I wanted my American dream so they started dating and things moved quickly in the pair got married nine months later in one thousand nine hundred eighty eight. Their wedding small and performed by a justice of the peace and rain expected marital bliss to ensue. But that's not exactly what happened. So the domestic abuse started almost immediately and by ninety one John had been discharged from the marines and he found himself without a steady paycheck. And this prompted then twenty two year old. Lorraina to become the breadwinner of the family during this time. Lorraina worked as a nanny Virginia area and she continued to work at the beauty salon owned by her good friend. Janet and in this Amazon Series. Lorena said that one month after she and John remarried the to driving in the car and John started driving radically Lori and ask them to stop pleasing her hands on the steering wheel and trying to straighten out their route and it was in this moment that John allegedly punched her for the first time. And this wouldn't be the last time. More fighting ensued and escalated both called nine one one on each other but the violence continued and being the breadwinner. Lorraina felt immense pressure to provide for them to the point where she actually started embezzling money from the salon where she worked over. Seven thousand dollars and remember Jonah. The store owner who had become so close with the Raina. She realized what was going on. So she actually let Lorraina keep her job at the salon but made her payback the money with interest. You knew she was having these.

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"lorena gallo" Discussed on Women and Crime

Women and Crime

16:32 min | 5 months ago

"lorena gallo" Discussed on Women and Crime

"Who does this a story of a woman who have gone through abuse in nobody really talk about and nobody really since a care they make jokes about it and that was wrong? I agree and I think you're right. I think they missed it completely on the first time. Now I just have a question about the lifetime movie. Is there a reason why? The prosecution's case wasn't depicted at all in the film Indian movie Basically a story. It was a focus on me and John Story. So that's for The movie actually was more director into the another prosecution. But might defense. Okay so let's turn to the criminal proceedings against you in general a little bit One of the questions that I always wonder about people who take the stand. So I'll ask you because you took the stand in your own defense is do you regret getting up and testifying in court absolutely no. I think that women Empowers women to actually come to court and for them to tell the story it empowers women to to hear the voices into to actually understand the we. Our voices are going to be heard whether it's in the courtrooms of law whether it's outside of the lowery's in society a withers and social media. There's a ladder of a story. Snow at an empowerment of women have come in in in share the stories and social media like with the me too movement or the why. I stayed in the why I laughed. Campaigns I think is very power for women to know. The now is okay to talk about it. And that's one of the reasons I made the movie to give the conversations to give my story telling to empower more victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault to share the story. This is not acceptable. This is an e. She'll issued that. We have to share this. I believe that you said John used your immigration status against you as a way to control you. Do you think that your citizenship or your nationality played a role or significant in the way you were treated in the criminal justice system. I don't think that That actually had a big impact and how affected my role in justice system. I don't I don't believe that I've heard women report feeling victimized by the system again so I'm just wondering did you feel at all victimized by our legal system now I. I don't think that I was victimized by the legal system at all because I was a day case and it was basically you know this is what we got and this is what we're going to you know half to find a way and and that's how I don't feel dead. That has an impact on me at all and against my the justice system. I don't think so okay. So did you feel a sense of fairness than with the justice system. Yes I think that the justice system was fair with me to me okay. Good that's good to know. Thank you finally on this one You were found not guilty by reason of temporary insanity. Did spending the court ordered forty five days in a psychiatric facility following your verdict. Have any effect on you whatsoever whether that would be a positive or negative effect. I tell you what I fail some sense so relieved when I went to You know to the Hospital despite guidry hospital. Because I was around by doctors but at the same time I didn't know what to expect and I was more sense of relief. After the media. Remember the media played a big deal emotionally and was really traumatizing to not be able to see what's going on and people are joking and make laugh about it and there's no discipline joke on somebody who gave raped. I mean I can make if a child gets raped. You know. They don't joke about it. Then why should they joke about a woman? Being raped is not difference rape is rape in so to me was a more of a sense of calm after I had to the media when it went to Central State Hospital. Llerena talking about the media. Do you think the media attention hurt or helped you in your case Dim media basically Did whatever it did. I think that it hurt. I lot of people didn't know how to react in first of all it was differ for the first time it was televised in a courtroom. So a lot of people have access. Dude do see my trial and know what happened in. What is that about? But the whole country was divided. I mean a man was with with John. Women was with me supporting me. And you know men also were supportive of me as well but It was a complete. It was a sense of division into country so it Kinda played is own role so being that John was so abusive to you. Why do you think that he had so much public support again? Because I think there for the whole nature of his own case there are. His Penis was caught off. And that's one of the party that you know it was The whole thing was that was just basically and also remember Howard. Stern was there and he helped to promote John and he was a popular radio personality as she said but You know that happened as well in in the whole like I said because people just feel that it was more sensitive for what act instead of domestic violence Do you think the outcome of John's case would have been any different. If you're trial had been I. I don't think so because he was charged with marital rape and not domestic violence. I do wish that on his trial the judge would have include of the prosecution would include domestic violence but that was not the case unfortunately Lastly on the media and you may have answered this to some degree but what is one of the biggest exaggerations or falsehoods. The media reported about your case. Or about you'll arena. The media missed the window of opportunity to talk about domestic violence and talk a lot of things and that is itself is a falsehood because They concentrated more again in in his mail. A muscular needed to your again. I should say just going. Go ahead his penis then it instead of domestic violence in sexual assault and I think that's Does a falsehood and reported a sensational stories in Louis. Details one of the things. I'm wondering is did any of your family or friends abandoned relationships with you after your arrest or after your trial no actually. They were very very supportive of me. They were Family was always there. My friends was always there. My community was actually there for me and my job in everybody. Was You know very very supportive? That's Nice I'm sure you were very Grateful for the support at the time. Absolutely you had a former employer and friend Jenna and she seemed to support you in various ways both before and after your arrest and we see her depicted in the movie as well What changed that led to the end of your friendship with with her friendship never ended. I think she was very busy. She she's a business woman and our. She was a businesswoman and she couldn't handle everything she she started to be my agent or she she. She wasn't an attorney. She was in a managers. You at the same time. She tried to raise a family. Enron business so she has too much on her as they really got too much and fortunately just you know sometimes people just get caught up on those things and you know you leave your live and a life goes on understood thank you. In two thousand and nine. You appeared together on the show the insider with John so on the show John. Apologize to you for the way he treated you during your marriage to feel like that apology was sincere. Absolutely not the. There's no sear- on his apology. Other than that media appearance. Have you had any contact with Johnson's? Your trial not at all I know that he tried to contact me. through my From Dacia May Organization. Which is the galvanization and his public is a public organization so he tried to pop up here in there Or send me emails and still does something. I can't avoid because I can't close my organization enemies public So but yeah he is descent people his descend Not only people notes and handwritten notes to me before. What was the nature of those notes? Was it asking for forgiveness or apology? I don't really know Why he did that. I mean remember. Domestic violence is based on control and basically. He doesn't let go off. I mean I don't know if this man he needs help why can I said? Do you find yourself more intuitive now about people who are violent or abusive absolutely. Yes yes I learn to see the red flags. Yes absolutely and also. I know the domestic violence now. Discriminate as well so it can happen to any of us. Do you see significant changes now in how we treat the issue of domestic violence since your trial so long ago yes it's Almost thirty years there was no vowel of the violence against women's Act There was no hotline. Thirty years have passed We have seen changes in those. Those outlines exists now. There's a lot of protective orders that you know they have actually detected women and men. There's a lot of Training with the police or how to handle cases domestic violence. A lot of things have changed. We actually going into step of the right direction. In terms of yes. We have seen a lot of changes and how victims treated But at the same time there's a loud more this much more to do. There's a lot of work to be done to protect women to take victims of domestic violence and sexual assault just as a follow up to that. I'm just wondering or is there anything you think we're not doing well or not doing yet. There's a lot of gaps in need to be closed like for example of firearms. How can a person is still on a firearm? After he's being caught with Or or being sent to jail after a domestic violence a lot of our terrorists dino gun shootings have not everyone do but a lot of them has a domestic violence background in themselves in his mental health. So there's A. There's a big gap. We need to close this. Just one of them of many agree. Thank you for that Lorraina. What advice would you give to someone who might be in your situation who did not see the signs of violence early on and didn't see that really until later in the relationship when maybe it was too late when I made this movie? I wanted to Ashley Project. Not only For people to see the dynamics of how domestic violence wanted to dig and see how vulnerable a victim of domestic violence is in how brutally cruel and vicious aggressive. The perpetrators can be but also I want them to know that there's a connection it's gotta be a connection somewhere when they see a movie like this in real life is happening there is there are resources. I want them to empower themselves by education there With the tip of our fingers we can actually use the Internet and used as resources empower yourself. Educating yourself and I also want him to know when the lead them Nell dead a beer in an abusive situation. You never should stay. Assimilated always contact people. Wiscon- friend family stay especially now that there's a covid nineteen their abusers use isolation allied to to hold you down but you can still go and call somebody be connected in also. I WanNa tell you. The silence is not an option is US never an option for me. You should never be an option for you resilience because we believe in yourself. There's hope and there's a louder things that people who are understand your situation you are not alone. Thank you for that. Lorena much appreciated so you have a foundation. You have done documentary in a movie Are there any future projects right? Now that you're working on yes absolutely like I said. My main goal is to open up an emergency shelter in the near future to help victims of domestic violence and sexual assault to escape. That's wonderful and and like I said I unless Ahmed Speaker. I do a lot of speeches in colleges and universities and dial in my community so it's It's wonderful. I work all the time in my foundation. That is wonderful and speaking of your foundation. Can you remind our listeners where they can find your foundation if they're interested sure is a Lorena Gallo Foundation dot org or you can actually see.

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"lorena gallo" Discussed on Women and Crime

Women and Crime

13:05 min | 5 months ago

"lorena gallo" Discussed on Women and Crime

"To re educate the world about what's going on especially now with the pandemic no not. Everyone is safe at home. So I think this is a really important rudy Driving went to watch. They're a lot more people inside. So you're GONNA see a lot of increases in domestic violence. So you're getting an idea now of how you can access help or resources or even just some insight. You're probably right during this. Time is very relevant. Absolutely was it hard for you to or. Was it easy for you to close the book on this and move on or when you finish? Did you still feel like you're wearing the character of LLERENA I? It was easy for me to close Book Von. Just because I knew as soon as you know I signed onto the project I started mentally and emotionally prepared myself To be able to go in and out of these. You know dark places I made sure that when I went to my trailer I had a little almost little ritual to get myself out of that. That's that space. You know out of that place to make sure to not take it back home with me or back to the Hotel Room. You know we did. The last seen felt this weight off my shoulders. I felt like I had committed as best as I could and I gave everything I could. It was really really happy and proud of of all my work. I just felt like I could breathe again. You know and go home and not have to worry about these dark dealings and emotions. I bet that was a relief in my line of work. I understand exactly what you're talking about. So let me ask you now that you have wrapped What is your next project if you can share with us well as soon as I finish dropping everything shut down so we literally finished the day before I got home in my work shutdown everything so I haven't been auditioning nothing's really been in the works right now as soon as things start to open bats when I plan on hitting the floor in running a currently in order to stay busy on doing music. I'm musician so I play guitar. Piano needs lately and I sing and I write my own music. So I'm trying to create that kind of contents to create a feel like that's too many talents for worse and it's a little unfair. I know sometimes I just listing things just so you know. Thank you so much Danny. So for everyone. Who's listening again? This was Danny Montalvo and you can catcher on time on Monday may twenty fifth in the premiere of I was Lorena Bobbitt. Thank you so much Danny. Thank you so much Meghan Amy Though it's not our our normal thing to interview actors and actresses. I really liked hearing from Danny and Luke. I thought they had some great insights how they were approaching this on the transformation that they had to make but also about their opinions of the issue of domestic violence. The changes that have happened in this country since Laurynas case and the fact that they wanted to take on difficult roles like this that they knew polarizing because this case was a polarizing case and so they both felt like they were going to you know they both felt like they had a real important task and a challenge and they both knew that. We're going to be risked to doing so but I think ultimately the fact that From both of them I just heard this issue was just too important to ignore so I appreciate that and I thank them both fast. Now let's get to Lorraina although it's been more than twenty five years. Lorraina is still very much an advocate for survivors of domestic abuse. And as we'll hear she has done quite a bit of work in this area and without further. Ado here's our interview with Lorraina Gallo. Hi Lorraine are you there? Yes yes I'm here. Hi Hi Lorraina. How are you good thank you? How are you thank you so much for having me? Thank you so much for being with us today. Amy and I are actually criminologist and professors. Who teach and study about the criminal justice system and all aspects of crime and we created this podcast women in crime because we wanted to look at these stories of women who have been victims who've been offenders who have been both but we wanted to investigate it more through the Gender Lens and how you know being a female shapes the experience much differently than males so I think that our listeners are going to be very excited about your story Llerena. So thank you thank you. You founded the Lorena Gallo Foundation in two thousand eight. Can you tell our listeners? A little bit about the foundation and your primary goal in this organization absolutely. My purpose of my organization is to raise awareness and prevention of domestic violence and sexual assault through a location at as cholesterol levels and community engagement My main goal is to open an emergency shelter into future and provide immediate assistance such as housing food clothing and a safe environment for people looking to escape abusive relationships even now with the covid. Nineteen my goodness depend. Deming is even worse. Domestic violence is under rice. And there's also statistics that we have seen in in the United States. That more ammunition is sold in gun. Firearms guns is really on the rice. Especially now we are leaving as socially pedantic of domestic violence in the middle of Health viral coronavirus pandemic. So it's really dangerous. So turning to your own background I know that you were raised in Venezuela by your parents and I was wondering if you could maybe describe your family dynamic and the relationship between your parents. It was a loving family. I MEAN WE ATTEND CHURCH. Catholic Roman Catholic and It was very Happy my childhood was very you know normal. I should say I mean I have siblings but We were raised in a small town and every know each other and we played in the streets of. There's no cell phones and it was. It was an amazing time. It was a very organic very natural life. Can you tell us? And were you ever exposed to a given what you were just saying? Were you ever exposed to any type of cultural violence towards women in your childhood or really prior to your relationship with John. No not at all. I did haired Growing up there's a lot of in South America and all of the Americas coming me myself coming from Latin American countries Because I was born in Ecuador race in Venezuela I heard about. There's Ladda much. Ism Culture in a lot of women are subject to to that and industrial. Fortunately but I did grew up. You know not in that environment by here hearing about there's a lot of problems on cultural like that and you know the Patriarchal Society in that. It's very influence in our society as Latina in basically new of that but I never was exposed to that understood. Thank you so some reports say that John may have been a victim of violence in his childhood. Would you be able to describe John's Family? And what his relationship was like with. His parents does news to me. I never heard of him being whenever he he'd never talk about him being abused as a child and during our marriage. I never met his parents. He was raised by his aunt and uncle as far as I know and I only met them twice. Did you see any signs of John? Being controlling before he actually became physically violent. Not at all I mean. He was very charming. Never seen the red flags during our dating. Oh courtship we were dating for about nine and a half ten months before we got married and he had abused Right in the first month when we're still newlyweds. So following along that line then I know the police were called to your home for domestic incidents. Do you know how many times that happens? I don't recall exactly how many times were a the police came to my home For domestic violence That we have and I did call nine one one several times endow was actually one of my defense in court So they did have the record In place based on that in I think he got The very last time that I called the police because of the record they the police show it at my house and they said Okay so you know you call all the time and they did took a John in handcuffs. What happened the other times? Lorraina that you had called the police. What were the outcomes? Unfortunately the police came. But I don't think they were able to know what was going on or how to handle a case of domestic violence. It was very sad to actually reach out for help but then I know that nothing was going to come on in resolve my problems so I was kinda reaching out but at the same time it was not a very good end result every time I called the police. Oh they come in plants. I was very intimidated by them. Because you know see two men in uniform and a half to show my bruce. I have to show my bra my my body. It was really really embarrassed and his very traumatic after being already traumatized by my husband. John was convicted of assaulting. You ones from what we understand. But the charges were later dismissed. Did he ever acknowledge his bad behavior or his violence in this incident? Absolutely not I mean it was all my fault. He was managed to twist everything around a lot and remember between ninety three and ninety five pounds and he was over Almost two hundred pounds and did they namic so of abuse was extremely extremely difference of. There's no way that could never heard them in. There was no record in court. Nothing recorded any therapy sessions of him. Taking any sort of acknowledgment. I believe when I called The Military Belise. They had that on record. Maybe it was used on my trial that he did sign and he admitted abusing me. And hitting me punching me okay. So we're going to switch gears a little bit and I want to talk about the forthcoming lifetime movie. I was Lorena Bobbitt so in that movie when the plea deal was offered. It was depicted that you turned it down immediately. Was that the reality. Did you turn it down as quick as it seemed in the movie or did you take a little more time to consider a play? Oh absolutely I wanted to I didn't want to Take the plead because I wanted to to be so transparent. I wanted to be able to have the chance to tell my story. I know his story was already told but I also wanted to tell the public at one a tale the world. What happened to me? What what I describe a monster. This person did to me. There's a lot of things that I wanted to express in Intel. Basically what really happened? The language barrier was the key issue for you getting help. Were there any plans to adapt the lifetime movie to Spanish? Absolutely I think is very important to to translate not only in Spanish but in many language because we remember domestic violence is affecting the whole world. It's not only here in the United States but in Latin America because like we said there's a lot of Patriots aside Shema Society. It's really sad. What in Europe mechanisms Spain people? There is a lot of women who get killed this happening. Every fifteen seconds of woman gets abuse here in the United States every fifteen seconds. It's it's really unbelievable at that is that is really insane. Llerena have any previous documentaries or movies. Gotten anything wrong about your case that you know of yes. Yes absolutely. There's there could be a of you know misinformation of course and remember the media did a great job of portraying me as the crazy blood. Latino which was very racial at the time well So the media did this good job of portraying me the whole Ron and stuff very false stories. They've focused on sensationalistic stories. Lurid details bazaar stories then focuses on his a Cutting off his says instead of the core of the whole story which was domestic violence and sexual assault is a woman..

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"lorena gallo" Discussed on Women and Crime

Women and Crime

14:17 min | 5 months ago

"lorena gallo" Discussed on Women and Crime

"Hi Meghan. Hi Amy how are you today? I'm wonderful were you. I'm good as can be which is great. I'm excited because today we have a special show our listeners. Recently we were contacted with an opportunity to interview Lorena Bobbitt. Gallo you Lorena Bobbitt is. Don't you Meghan I certainly do and I share your enthusiasm. Today is not our typical story format but we really felt like the themes touched on in this case fit so well with what we're trying to do with women and crime showing crime through the Gender Lens showing victims and offenders that we just really couldn't pass up this opportunity today we have three interviews to share with you the first two are with the lead actors Luke Humphrey and Danny Montalvo from the new lifetime. Film I was Lorena Bobbitt which was actually produced by Lorraine A- and then we will also get to hear from Lorraina herself for those of US old enough to remember such as me and you Meghan. This was an unforgettable case for some of our younger audience members. We wanted to give you a brief overview before we get to the interviews. Llerena was born in Ecuador in nineteen. Sixty-nine and she grew up in Venezuela and had two younger siblings at the age of eighteen. She obtained a student Visa and Move Virginia to attend community college to earn money. She worked as a nanny and she also took a later position at Anelle Salon. Shortly after moving to Virginia she met John Bobbitt then a US Marine at a club for enlisted men and they began dating shortly after the pair were married on June eighteenth. Nineteen thousand nine when Lorraina was twenty and John was twenty two. According to Lorraina John became violent just a few weeks after the wedding and the violence continued from that point on and the rain did call the police on multiple occasions and in February nineteen ninety-one John guilty to assault and battery though. The charges were later dismissed after he went through counseling. Laurynas testimony was that in the early hours of June twenty third nineteen ninety three. John came home drunk and raped her after the attack. While John was passed out in their bed Lorraina went to get a cup of water and she spotted a knife when she went to the kitchen she picked up the knife and she returned to the bedroom and she cut. John's peanuts off. Still holding the knife and the severed organ. Llerena then overweight from their apartment building and tossed the penis out of the moving vehicle into a field before driving to a friend's house. Llerena did contact the police and she told them where she had thrown the penis. The police located it and reattachment surgery was a success. Meanwhile Lorena had a rape kit examination in the very same hospital that John was being treated in. Well that's where the trial comes in. And in this case there were two trials in November nineteen ninety-three. John went on trial for Marital Sexual Assault Though. Llerena had actually accused him of rape at the time. Virginia law required couples to be living separately or for serious physical injuries to occur for a charge of marital rape. Amy and I could probably spend an episode on our feelings about the Earlier definitions of that but for now we'll just say that the jury found John Not guilty and then in January nineteen ninety-four Lorena trial began. I also want to say she did not accept a plea. Although she was offered a nice play because she really wanted her day in court and she wanted to tell her story she ended up being charged with militias wounding in this put her at risk for up to twenty years behind bars and facing possible deportation from the United States now during the arenas trial. John testified that he had never committed any act of violence against her however other witnesses and police reports corroborated that Lorena had appeared with bruises. And say did that. John had been seen hitting and shoving his wife on January. Twenty First Nineteen Ninety-four Lorraina was found not guilty due to temporary insanity meaning that she would not have to spend time in prison for wounding John However following the acquittal she was sent to a hospital for forty five day psych evaluation. This was required by Virginia State Law. After that she was released. Lorena has since become a firm for domestic violence with the Lorena Gallo Foundation founded in two thousand eight the created an organization to help victims of domestic violence and their children and to raise awareness of the issue. And this case I think we could probably go on and on talking about it and we really just glossed over it because we do want to get to the interviews because always being able to hear first hand from someone is always more valuable than us. Speculating before we speak to Llerena. We had a conversation with Luke Humphrey who played John Bobbitt and Danny Montalvo. Who Played Lorena Bobbitt? And their insight was particularly relevant to the issues in this film of domestic violence and the fact that this is not a black and white issue and how this looks on both sides of victim and victimize her so some of their insights were really helpful in understanding. This case. A little bit deeper. I also think it's interesting to hear from actors who have to portray both victims and offenders and how they feel about that and how that plays into the public's perception of those who are both victimized and those who victimized people so without further ado we'll get into our conversation with Luke and Danny. Hey how are you nice to meet you Mr meet you? I am so excited to be on a I just started listening to your show and immaculately hooked so big fans of very excited to be chatting with you thank you oh thank you. Wow all right I appreciate it so starting here. You're playing the role of John. Bobbett and John Bobbitt is portrayed as a violent and abusive victimize or of his wife in this movie. How do you prepare to play this type of role? Well this is interesting. I mean like normally playing fictional characters. So this were especially with. This is a story that was so much part of the cultural conversation. There's so much to draw upon but I interesting as far as doing research was the script that we had the story we were telling was the story that happened before or the cameras showed up before so when John is presenting himself. You know in all the footage I was able to look at his presenting himself. He's wearing a mask right. He's showing the world apart from said that he wants to be seen as so the job for me was to go okay like licking the script taking a store that we had going to court documents. You know review the transcripts and gathering information trying to draw a picture of someone and tried to find the man behind the mask and that for me was the most challenging bang. And 'cause you go through this I had moma talking with Lorena and she wanted to let me know that at the beginning there was love. You know and it's something for me playing an abuser like that. It's important to honor victim. You know and if I play someone. Who's dimensional if? I make it someone who's slightly whiplash. Trolling the mustache. Evil it discredits the people who have been taken advantage by people like that and so in the beginning when there's a blossoming romance that you can understand. Why he someone who someone to fall in love with you. Understand how these heavy abuse escalates and how he traps her by undermining different aspects of. You know her her intelligence or abilities. He creates a world where she is dependent upon him. And then you know things escalate so finding that mentality and finding the the incremental steps towards where it went to. That was a lot of the challenge. I mean I find acting as is a wonderful tool outside of just like performance in entertainment. It's it's a way of stepping into somebody's shoes. You know especially when looking at situations when you have crime or or something. Heinous with with high stakes. It's so easy to jump to painting them in black and white and I find the actors job is to step into that and understand their worldview mean. Very few people are walking around making decision always out of horrible person. I will do this horrible thing. People have emotional connection emotional impulses into intellectually justify themselves to themselves so you have to find out what that worldview is in what I so frequently in this in this script in this story I had to go through when be. This is the scene that the audience is watching. But this is the scene that I'm in. This may look like a man who's raging the control and abusing spouse but for me. I'm just you know for John in that moment. It was correcting somebody it was. I didn't want to go this far. New Push me there. It was headed completely. Take myself out in. See a whole other way into a scene great insight and I even heard some criminologists statements in there too so thanks. I appreciate it that so when considering a role like this. Did you think about the fact that John is the he is the bad guy? Even if it's not black and white and that you know that would be very alienating to female watchers or females in general. Yeah I mean just be really honest with you right now. I'm very apprehensive for this to come out. I wouldn't be surprised if I received some unpleasant feedback from audience members. But honestly like I take a look at the world right now in other myself in it and I have the opportunity to tell stories and particularly to embody roles like this because I think exploring these kinds of people in the effect they have on society is really important. And if that's my cross to bear in this situation than I think it's important enough to kind of push myself through that to get these stories told in a way that I think is important. Did the women in your life have any opinion. I wonder about you taking on this role. Yeah I mean I I'm married. I'm very happy relationship. My wife and I are very much in love. GonNa be. I'm not I'm so far from the Portray it's It's a challenging role to step into so I mean I was shooting in in Canada. My wife was in Los Angeles in one of the challenges of that is coming back. You know you're in your onset. Twelve hours a day in frequently. You're you're in this world. You're you know you're shooting violent scene. After violent scene it's going from emotional abuse physical abuse to sexual abuse all in days and just living in this world and then I remember one day coming home and just feeling like a monster and like having my wife to to to talk me back to to remind me that when I touched someone. It's not damaging when I when I use my voice on someone it's not to belittle or undermine just back to to bring me back and remind me of myself and remind me that you know. I'm not who I was betraying because it's psychologically challenging to live in that space for filming day after day after day for our you know it's it's it's it's important to pull yourself out. Certainly I've read about a lot of actors and actresses who assumed that role and they stay in at the whole time so I think I understand what you're referring to even if I have an experience it I Denise Guard director was phenomenon and g created an amazing crew of people who was predominantly female department heads since there is a lot of incredible women onset and when. I talked to her before I stepped into the role was Roy before I got the part. Was you know I don't want to do this unless less creating a space where this work can be held with respect? Because I'm not going? I'm not turning into this guy and taking this home with me. 'cause that's GonNa damage me people around me. I need to create a space where I can do this work. Do the work leave it at the door and go home. Feel like myself again. And she really created that space Intimacy coordinator stunt coordinators. The whole team came together in respect the fact that this was a true story. Retelling what we portraying actually happened to this woman. And if we don't respect that with reverence than we're doing a disservice to the reality of what this is for so many women in society. Did you take some because you said you're apprehensive about this coming out night kind of expected that? Did you take some time to really think about whether you wanted to play this role? Yeah Yeah I mean I come from the theater so i. I'm used to playing like young romantic leads in all these kinds of things but as an artist as an actor. These are the kinds of rules that I wanted to explore these. This is what I want to engage with in society As a storyteller. I don't know how this is going to turn out. I don't know how this is going to affect people who watch this but I believe how it was handled in. What we're handling is important enough that has made as maze been a challenge in scary for me to step into this is GonNa be worth it for the people that it can. You know providing share a story with Recognize themselves in it and hopefully you know reach out in helping get out of dangerous situations. You know when when you're filming you. It's it's all encompassing. You're working very long hours. You're working burying. It's very intense onset. You end a thankfully The crew in Danny Was fantastic. I A lot of great report with a lot of trust was there is so important but I had this moment when I when I met. Lorraine for the first time we've been filming for a while and I didn't know I was going to be meeting when I when I was in. We just finished filming about half a week of some of the most violent acts that take place in the film and then I go in and I need her. We greet each other and.

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"lorena gallo" Discussed on Crimes of Passion

Crimes of Passion

11:58 min | 10 months ago

"lorena gallo" Discussed on Crimes of Passion

"Last week we covered how nineteen year old Ecuadorean Dorian Emigrant Lorena Gallo met twenty one year old Marine Lance corporal. John Wayne Bobbitt in one thousand nine hundred eighty eight. We talked about their whirlwind courtship cholorine as allegations that John abused her throughout their marriage until June of nineteen ninety-three at that point. The couple considered getting divorced. I but Lorraina feared that John would stock her if they separated. Despite these worries she made plans to leave John that summer and spoke to several friends the neighbors about her intentions to move out. John and Lorena were still cohabitating on the night of June. Twenty Second Nineteen ninety-three that night John. John went out drinking with his friend. Robert Johnston who was staying at the Bob. It's apartment. The men returned home around three. A M Robert fell asleep on the living room couch and John went into the bedroom. Then according to Llerena John raped her afterward he fell asleep. Lorraina hysterical went into the kitchen to get a glass of water and spotted a knife on the counter. This week will explore the infamous infamous act of mutilation that ended John and Lorraine as marriage. We'll also talk about the charges brought against the couple and the highly publicized. Trials that followed food in our final episode. Next week will track what happened to John and Lorena and twenty five years. Since the media circus took over their wives Lorena Bobbitt does not have a clear recollection of what happened after she returned to the bedroom. On the morning of June twenty twenty-third nineteen ninety-three later. It became clear what she must have done but she doesn't have specific memories of going back to the bedroom and confronting hunting John before I continue with Lorraina psychology. Please note I am not a licensed psychologist or psychiatrist but I have done a lot of research for the show. Lorena May of had trouble remembering what happened that morning because the memories are too stressful for her to recall. According to a two thousand fifteen study study led by northwestern medicine scientists. Some memories are so traumatic that they cannot be consciously accessed. Dr Yellen Will Dula Vich. The principal investigator of the study said that when the brain stores traumatic memories. It's an entirely different system even at the genetic and molecular level then the one that encodes normal memories this different system of the brain acts as a protective mechanism to prevent a person from re experiencing an event that that will cause them distress. When Lorena went into the bedroom? John was in a deep sleep lying on his back. He woke up when he felt a jerk. Eric to his penis followed by searing pain then he solemn Reena dash out of the room out of the corner of his eye. Lorena grabbed her purse from the kitchen counter and fled the apartment. She got into her car and hurriedly drove off she was still holding the knife in one hand and her husband's opens penis in the other at one point she slowed at a stop sign and try to make a turn but she she couldn't rotate the wheel because her hands were full. She finally registered what she was holding and it hit her what she had done. She screened and flung the body part out of the cars. Open window back at the apartment. John was lightheaded from blood loss but he managed to get out of bed and apply pressure on his wound. He shook his friend Robert Awake on the couch. And said gotta go gotta go. It took a moment for Robert to understand what was happening. He thought John Was Waking Up to get ready for work and he went to the bathroom to brushes teeth then he noticed all the blood John told him. You'd better take me to the hospital. I've been cut. Robert recalled that on the drive over. John said they better be able to make me a new penis this when they reached the hospital. John seemed relaxed. He even stopped to chat with a friend he recognized in the ER waiting room. Physician Approach John. who was holding a bloody sheet over his lap? The ER doctor. Seeing the extent of the blood loss thought that John had cut his wrists and asked to see them. I'm John replied. It's not my hand that's cut. John pulled down his sweatpants to show the doctor shocked. The doctor telephoned the on call urologists logistics and told him to come in right away while John seemed almost unnaturally calm during his ordeal. Lorraina was in a state of panic back. She didn't know where to go so she drove to the salon where she worked there. She threw the knife away in the garbage bin outside the store the salon was empty. Eighty it was still just around four. AM SELENA got back into the car and drove to the home of her boss. Jan Zuhdi Lorena frantically pounded founded on her bosses door until she was allowed in. Janet could hardly understand Lorena. She was crying so hard when Lorraina calmed down enough to explain in what happened. Jonah immediately called the police by this time. The urologist Dr James Sane had arrived at the hospital to see John. He observed that John's penis had been completely amputated at the base. It was a clean cut. He recalled almost surgically precise. In the the doctor's opinion. The cut had been made with a great deal of force. Doctors also estimated that John Lost about a third of his body's blood volume. Once they stabilized him. John Asked if doctors could fix him. But because he didn't have the missing appendage the best they could do was close. The wound Kalihi spring into action. Hoping to find the penis before it was too late to reattach it. John gave them permission to search the apartment but they came up empty around the same time. Lorena turned herself into the police station. They had several questions for her. Most of them related to the location of John's severed a member. The rain couldn't think straight. Her heart was racing but she tried to focus on the reason she was here. John had beat her and raped her for years. She had to tell someone she tried to talk about it but the police kept interrupting her. They said they would come back to the abuse news but she needed to give them information. I she froze when she realized they were asking her about John's Penis. She knew she would have to tell the the whole story. But she didn't know how her mind blinked when she tried to grasp the details. She tried to work her mind backward. replaying the the entire morning in her head until she recalled that moment in the car she remembered holding something in her hand seeing the blood and realizing what that she must have done she could hardly bear to relive it but she forced her mouth to form the words. She told them everything. She remembered about her escape from John. Lorena couldn't tell the police exactly where the penis was but she remembered the intersection where she had stopped to throw it out the window. She she gave them as much information as she could recall. Officers rushed to the scene and searched within five minutes. They were successful. A police sergeant discovered the penis by some accounts. He actually stepped on it about twelve feet from the road hidden in some tall grass across the street from from a seven eleven convenience store they packed in ice from the store the physicians later joked about the fact that the penis was rushed to them and are Brown paper. Hotdog hotdog bag surgeons operated for the next nine hours working to repair the arteries and reattached the penis. For some of this time Lorena Llerena remained at the police station answering questions. The officers knew that she was highly emotional and cried throughout the questioning. She told the officer interrogating dating her that her husband was excited by forced sex and that he had raped her earlier that evening. Police brought her to Prince William Hospital the same hospital hospital where John was undergoing surgery so that doctors could conduct a rape kit. It showed that John had recently ejaculated inside the arena. After the examination Llerena returned to the police station for more questioning when the officer asked if she had cut her husband. She admitted that she had when he asked if she knew what she was doing. When she cut him? Marina replied. No I guess not the officers release Lorena after the interrogation irrigation. She was allowed to go back home that morning. But within a few days she was charged with malicious wounding which carried a potential penalty of twenty twenty years in prison. She was arrested and released on a five thousand dollar bond. Soon after her release she filed for divorce. At that. Point Ain't John was still recovering from his injuries. His prognosis was positive. Doctors believed that his penis would regain full function but John had other concerns turns beyond his health as authorities continue to investigate where rain his allegations of rape. John Initially told police that he and Lorena had not had sex on the morning. Wing of the twenty third but after police confronted him with the results of his wife's rape kit indicating that his sperm had been found in Lorraina me changed his story he then said he might have had sex with his wife while he was still asleep and that was why he couldn't remember doing it. Within a few weeks a grand jury indicted a twenty six year old John Bobbitt with marital sexual assault like laurynas malicious wounding charge marital sexual assault also carried a maximum penalty of twenty. Two years in prison. Prosecutors opted not to charge John with the more serious crime of marital rape which would have carried a potential life sentence because it was harder to approve under the Virginia Standard. At the time in order to prove marital rape prosecutors had to show that the couple was estranged at the time of the attack. DOC and the victim had to have sustained serious permanent physical damage Lorena and John weren't estranged at the time of the alleged sexual assaults. They were still living together. And while the doctor recovered John Sperm while performing a rape examination he did not find any significant physical damage till Arenas Lena's body former Lieutenant Governor of Virginia Donald S fire. Junior commented that Virginia has a tough standard for marital rape. It's a much tougher standard than stranger rape. We need to look into it. Women's rights advocates took the opportunity to decry Virginia's law. Susan Vein an Assistant Professor of Justice at American University said what this law is saying is that you can rape your wife. It certainly is a major issue for the a feminist movement activist weren't the only ones taking note of the case by that point. Journalists had caught wind of the story laurine account of rape and abuse became a footnote as the media seized upon the lurid details of her crime. John and Lorena Bobbitt or soon household names all over the country coming up. We'll talk more about the media frenzy and the first of the bobby trials..

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"lorena gallo" Discussed on No Agenda

No Agenda

11:38 min | 11 months ago

"lorena gallo" Discussed on No Agenda

"And this is says we bring this up and kind of brought it up with the with the anecdote about the woman pouring a half half shot getting paid less. I have a couple of disturbing clips you love that so if you remember Knbr Foxy Knox The Amanda Knox or whatever name is. She's was arrested in. Italy went four years in jail for some she didn't do. I'm pretty sure she didn't do it. Murdering her boyfriend in Italy and it was some crazy stories along store. People can look it up. She has a podcast now on real crime very popular topic topic in the podcast space. It is intact. It turns out about ten of these podcasts. And they're all very popular. They're not this is more of. Oh the true crime. PODCAST is a very big. It's big business and people are turning it into Netflix shows. It's if you WanNa go you WANNA go true crime. In fact it's now lawsuits by magazines newspapers and investigative journalists against podcast who are using their work on credited. That's how big this it doesn't surprise me in the least we credit our stuff It all started with serial Dan kind of debt that triggered the oil everyone. What does everyone thinks cereals was a it was a podcast but is really more of a recording of pretty much of A? It's a podcast. It's probably over Roxie Foxy Roxy. Who you'd think would probably not call herself data? Try To tone it down a bit. So she brought in Laura. This is a special event in front of a large audience and I have to assume from the response of the audience. That's a large audience of women Um and go back to the women thing now I very disturbed by these two By the these two clips So she brought on Lorena Lena Bobbitt who cut off her husband's penis. Yeah John Baba and threw it away through the truth through the car window. You know something like that. I believe me I know now cheeks brings her on her her podcast and Dan. This is the we get to hear the response of the audience. This is Foxy Knox. LORRAINA BOB at one. Her name is literally and God low. But you probably know her by her former married name. Lorena bobbitt in nineteen ninety-three after suffering years of domestic violence silence and sexual abuse by her then husband. John Cheated something that shocked us. All she made worldwide headlines Lines and that turned her into a target for abuse harassment and the casual cruelty of most of us especially comedians and started this long overdue conversation about marital rape and abuse. She cut off Viz Dick. I knew it was coming so the crowd goes wild. Oh yeah that she's. This is by the way of violent. Act Just Vincent Dawning violence and is cheered appeared. There's a hypocrisy here. Debt is a very deep level. Very disease very disturbing if people listen to this and you think foxy Nuxie. Would they have a after being Imprisoned falsely imprisoned. We have a little more sympathy toward This sort of corruption. which is what this is for as I'm concerned? This is a corrupt Audience but let's listen to what she actually introduces her and brings stage because she has had the courage to reclaim her identity her narrative her legacy and she's become become an advocate for other battered women. So I am honored to share the stage with her so please help me in welcoming Lorena Gallo all right. Get that microphone seating on it but yes so so how does it feel to be sharing the stage with Foxy Nazi. Oh brother you. I hate my invention todd casting. It's horrible what are we. By the way that whole Lorena Bobbitt Lorena Bobbitt was not so cut and dry to coined a phrase as it seems there was a lot of stuff going I lived in Manhattan at the time I was on Z. One hundred in the morning so I it was not as simple as it sounds but to hear women Kootenai and Holler and like that but at the same aim time to not even bat an eye that Harvey Weinstein the most Dushi. Est All douchebag a holes is going going to get off Scot free no admission of guilt by just paying twenty five million dollars to. He's not even paying it to. WHO's paying Oh? I have a clip. Oh my I mean I just want to say women I can speak for both of us. We know Harvey Weinstein's things we know this is the lowest of all low scum. His guys a total Dick douche knuckle barf bag and your and yes. It's everyone's going to opt for the money so the guy and he'll be doing movies again because of this. No no one's pressing charges. No one wants to follow. Hello what do you mean. It's not true. There's there beef. Play the clip update. Okay Okay let's see on the same day. Harvey Weinstein used a Walker to enter the court where he's facing criminal charges. A potential twenty five million dollar settlement with the more than thirty actresses press' and other accusers who filed civil suits against the former movie producer. According to The New York Times the time saying Weinstein would not admit any wrongdoing and he wouldn't pay the accusers but insurance companies for his former studio which filed for bankruptcy would make the payout. He'll be able to basically walk away from almost all of those cases without out paying any of his own money to those victims a quarter of the overall settlement according to the Times would pay lawyers for Weinstein and his former company accusers Zoe. Brock tells Dell's NBC News. This settlement breaks my heart. I have signed it only because I have explored every other legal option and at this point have found no alternative the advocacy group. Time's up also panning. The deal too little. If this is the best the survivors could the system is broken but also women who are relieved Who feel like listen? There was as the legal negotiations went on and the pot of money that was going to go towards them got smaller and smaller. There were concerns of whether or not there would be any civil settlement. It reached The New York Times report. Several high profile. Accusers would not be part of the settlement Weinstein's attorneys declined to comment on the potential settlement. He has pleaded not guilty to to all criminal charges earlier. Today a judge raised his bail after criminal prosecutors said he tampered with his electronic ankle monitor. More than fifty times. A Weinstein Attorney told the Criminal Court. He's having back surgery tomorrow and they insist he'll show up for trial on January six. Okay this is a settlement in the works. Meaning it's not a done deal. It's not a done deal yet at the New York Times reporting that it would have to be approved by judges and with some lawyers for accusers. Already objecting it's possible could fall apart art okay. So could but still people want the money. Yeah they're all signing off on the money again brings up a number of issues victims pleasant to discuss not for me and especially not if we if we do it properly and now it's time for your sexual harassment Rasmus update to it's a segment now and we're talking as producer so we can say these things but I don't I don't like it. I don't like the idea that he basically he does if he gets off with. Just the money gets away with it. There are still criminal cases. This says nothing to do with that. Okay we'll see. So where's where's my money is that he's not going to be doing anymore movies. Oh I'll take that bet he will definitely return to. The movie. Is a baby comeback black kid anybody. Nixon is a good guy all of a sudden and a come on up. Please you can be the America. Erica loves a good Comeback Story. Matt Lauer will also come back. They're all GONNA come back. It takes years. There's always a way and people forget because people boot don't remember stuff they just they. Just forget but for some arguing that point now for for some actual uncomfortable. Talk this something. There's a big story which it's the verge of all publications broke and it kind of falls flows into noodle boy and the millennial workforce and I think there's a real problem that That I hadn't realized But now that I've I've read this store I'm talking specifically about the CEO of of away the luggage company if you follow this story I never heard the luggage. So the away company is they. They're like specialty. Solti direct to consumer luggage brand. And it's actually quite affordable. What is luggage really? It's a it's a five dollar. Shell that they that they stencil stencil out in China. Throw a liner in. And then you know you put us snazzy label on it you sell it for one hundred and fifty bucks. It's I mean it's a great business business so these two women who were buyers. I think they were in one of the big One of the big retail companies dating. They learned a lot about how this process works. And they started this company away and away stores you can order it online of course but they have stores and their whole thing is all about the customer customer. The product is is is secondary. It's all about the customer experience they have all these bull crap words Customer Experience reince professional th-the just rife with all of these terms and But warranted on thick. As what you're trying you say EAH but But they they really try to keep this culture of their company. Were all about the customer. The customer the customer. Well anyway she was kicked out all batch she was kicked non. She was kicked out of her own firm because of the abusive nature of the company and herself. Oh for own communication and this is a three part series that the verge did and as I'm reading it you know there's just so and I think this is where the main problem stems from.

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"lorena gallo" Discussed on No Agenda

No Agenda

11:38 min | 11 months ago

"lorena gallo" Discussed on No Agenda

"And this is says we bring this up and kind of brought it up with the with the anecdote about the woman. Pouring a half ashot getting paid less. I have a couple of disturbing clips. You love that. So if you remember Knbr Foxy Knox The Amanda Knox or whatever name is. She's was arrested in. Italy went four years in jail for some she didn't do. I'm pretty sure she didn't do it. Murdering her boyfriend in Italy and it was some crazy stories along store. People can look it up. She has a podcast now on real crime very popular topic topic in the podcast space. It is intact. It turns out about ten of these podcasts. And they're all very popular. They're not this is more of. Oh the true crime. PODCAST is a very big. It's big business and people are turning it into Netflix shows. It's if you WanNa go you WANNA go true crime. In fact it's now lawsuits by magazines newspapers and investigative journalists against podcast who are using their work on credited. That's how big this it doesn't surprise me in the least we credit our stuff It all started with serial Dan kind of debt that triggered the oil everyone. What does everyone thinks cereals was a it was a podcast but is really more of a recording of pretty much of A? It's a podcast. It's probably over Roxie Foxy Roxy. Who you'd think would probably not call herself data? Try To tone it down a bit. So she brought in Laura. This is a special event in front of a large audience and I have to assume from the response of the audience. That's a large audience of women Um and go back to the women thing now I very disturbed by these two By the these two clips So she brought on Lorena Lena Bobbitt who cut off her husband's penis. Yeah John Baba and threw it away through the truth through the car window. You know something like that. I believe me I know now cheeks brings her on her her podcast and Dan. This is the we get to hear the response of the audience. This is Foxy Knox. LORRAINA BOB at one. Her name is literally and God low. But you probably know her by her former married name. Lorena bobbitt in nineteen ninety-three after suffering years of domestic violence silence and sexual abuse by her then husband. John Cheated something that shocked us. All she made worldwide headlines Lines and that turned her into a target for abuse harassment and the casual cruelty of most of us especially comedians and started this long overdue conversation about marital rape and abuse. She cut off Viz Dick. I knew it was coming so the crowd goes wild. Oh yeah that she's. This is by the way of violent. Act Just Vincent Dawning violence and is cheered appeared. There's a hypocrisy here. Debt is a very deep level. Very disease very disturbing if people listen to this and you think foxy Nuxie. Would they have a after being Imprisoned falsely imprisoned. We have a little more sympathy toward This sort of corruption. which is what this is for as I'm concerned? This is a corrupt Audience but let's listen to what she actually introduces her and brings stage because she has had the courage to reclaim her identity her narrative her legacy and she's become become an advocate for other battered women. So I am honored to share the stage with her so please help me in welcoming Lorena Gallo all right. Get that microphone seating on it but yes so so how does it feel to be sharing the stage with Foxy Nazi. Oh brother you. I hate my invention todd casting. It's horrible what are we. By the way that whole Lorena Bobbitt Lorena Bobbitt was not so cut and dry to coined a phrase as it seems there was a lot of stuff going I lived in Manhattan at the time I was on Z. One hundred in the morning so I it was not as simple as it sounds but to hear women Kootenai and Holler and like that but at the same aim time to not even bat an eye that Harvey Weinstein the most Dushi. Est All douchebag a holes is going going to get off Scot free no admission of guilt by just paying twenty five million dollars to. He's not even paying it to. WHO's paying Oh? I have a clip. Oh my I mean I just want to say women I can speak for both of us. We know Harvey Weinstein's things we know this is the lowest of all low scum. His guys a total Dick douche knuckle barf bag and your and yes. It's everyone's going to opt for the money so the guy and he'll be doing movies again because of this. No no one's pressing charges. No one wants to follow. Hello what do you mean. It's not true. There's there beef. Play the clip update. Okay Okay let's see on the same day. Harvey Weinstein used a Walker to enter the court where he's facing criminal charges. A potential twenty five million dollar settlement with the more than thirty actresses press' and other accusers who filed civil suits against the former movie producer. According to The New York Times the time saying Weinstein would not admit any wrongdoing and he wouldn't pay the accusers but insurance companies for his former studio which filed for bankruptcy would make the payout. He'll be able to basically walk away from almost all of those cases without out paying any of his own money to those victims a quarter of the overall settlement according to the Times would pay lawyers for Weinstein and his former company Accuser Zoe. Brock tells Dell's NBC News. This settlement breaks my heart. I have signed it only because I have explored every other legal option and at this point have found no alternative the advocacy group. Time's up also panning. The deal too little. If this is the best the survivors could the system is broken but also women who are relieved Who feel like listen? There was as the legal negotiations went on and the pot of money that was going to go towards them got smaller and smaller. There were concerns of whether or not there would be any civil settlement. It reached The New York Times report. Several high profile. Accusers would not be part of the settlement Weinstein's attorneys declined to comment on the potential settlement. He has pleaded not guilty to to all criminal charges earlier. Today a judge raised his bail after criminal prosecutors said he tampered with his electronic ankle monitor. More than fifty times. A Weinstein Attorney told the Criminal Court. He's having back surgery tomorrow and they insist he'll show up for trial on January six. Okay this is a settlement in the works. Meaning it's not a done deal. It's not a done deal yet at the New York Times reporting that it would have to be approved by judges and with some lawyers for accusers. Already objecting it's possible could fall apart art okay. So could but still people want the money. Yeah they're all signing off on the money again brings up a number of issues victims pleasant to discuss not for me and especially not if we if we do it properly and now it's time for your sexual harassment Rasmus update to it's a segment now and we're talking as producer so we can say these things but I don't I don't like it. I don't like the idea that he basically he does if he gets off with. Just the money gets away with it. There are still criminal cases. This says nothing to do with that. Okay we'll see. So where's where's my money is that he's not going to be doing anymore movies. Oh I'll take that bet he will definitely return to. The movie. Is a baby comeback black kid anybody. Nixon is a good guy all of a sudden and a come on up. Please you can be the America. Erica loves a good Comeback Story. Matt Lauer will also come back. They're all GONNA come back. It takes years. There's always a way and people forget because people boot don't remember stuff they just they. Just forget but for some arguing that point now for for some actual uncomfortable. Talk this something. There's a big story which it's the verge of all publications broke and it kind of falls flows into noodle boy and the millennial workforce and I think there's a real problem that That I hadn't realized But now that I've I've read this store I'm talking specifically about the CEO of of away the luggage company if you follow this story I never heard the luggage. So the away company is they. They're like specialty. Solti direct to consumer luggage brand. And it's actually quite affordable. What is luggage really? It's a it's a five dollar. Shell that they that they stencil stencil out in China. Throw a liner in. And then you know you put us snazzy label on it you sell it for one hundred and fifty bucks. It's I mean it's a great business business so these two women who were buyers. I think they were in one of the big One of the big retail companies dating. They learned a lot about how this process works. And they started this company away and away stores you can order it online of course but they have stores and their whole thing is all about the customer customer. The product is is is secondary. It's all about the customer experience they have all these bull crap words Customer Experience reince professional th-the just rife with all of these terms and but warranted on thick as what you're trying you say Eah but But they they really try to keep this culture of their company. Were all about the customer. The customer the customer. Well anyway she was kicked out all batch she was kicked non. She was kicked out of her own firm because of the abusive nature of the company and herself. Oh for own communication and this is a three part series that the verge did and as I'm reading it you know there's just so and I think this is where the main problem stems from.

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"lorena gallo" Discussed on No Agenda

No Agenda

11:38 min | 11 months ago

"lorena gallo" Discussed on No Agenda

"And this is says we bring this up and kind of brought it up with the with the anecdote about the woman pouring a half half shot getting paid less. I have a couple of disturbing clips you love that so if you remember Knbr Foxy Knox The Amanda Knox or whatever name is. She's was arrested in. Italy went four years in jail for some she didn't do. I'm pretty sure she didn't do it. Murdering her boyfriend in Italy and it was some crazy stories along store. People can look it up. She has a podcast now on real crime very popular topic topic in the podcast space. It is intact. It turns out about ten of these podcasts. And they're all very popular. They're not this is more of. Oh the true crime. PODCAST is a very big. It's big business and people are turning it into Netflix shows. It's if you WanNa go you WANNA go true crime. In fact it's now lawsuits by magazines newspapers and investigative journalists against podcast who are using their work on credited. That's how big this it doesn't surprise me in the least we credit our stuff It all started with serial Dan kind of debt that triggered the oil everyone. What does everyone thinks cereals was a it was a podcast but is really more of a recording of pretty much of A? It's a podcast. It's probably over Roxie Foxy Roxy. Who you'd think would probably not call herself data? Try To tone it down a bit. So she brought in Laura. This is a special event in front of a large audience and I have to assume from the response of the audience. That's a large audience of women Um and go back to the women thing now I very disturbed by these two By the these two clips So she brought on Lorena Lena Bobbitt who cut off her husband's penis. Yeah John Baba and threw it away through the truth through the car window. You know something like that. I believe me I know now cheeks brings her on her her podcast and Dan. This is the we get to hear the response of the audience. This is foxy Knox Lorraina. One her name is literally and God low but you probably know her by her former married name. Lorena bobbitt in nineteen ninety-three after suffering years of domestic violence silence and sexual abuse by her then husband. John Cheated something that shocked us all. She made worldwide headlines Lines and that turned her into a target for abuse harassment and the casual cruelty of most of us especially comedians and started this long overdue conversation about marital rape and abuse. She cut off Viz Dick. I knew it was coming so the crowd goes wild. Oh yeah that she's. This is by the way of violent. Act Just Vincent Dawning violence and is cheered appeared. There's a hypocrisy here. Debt is a very deep level. Very disease very disturbing if people listen to this and you think foxy Nuxie. Would they have a after being Imprisoned falsely imprisoned. We have a little more sympathy toward This sort of corruption. which is what this is for as I'm concerned? This is a corrupt Audience but let's listen to what she actually introduces her and brings stage because she has had the courage to reclaim her identity her narrative her legacy and she's become become an advocate for other battered women. So I am honored to share the stage with her so please help me in welcoming Lorena Gallo all right. Get that microphone seating on it but yes so so how does it feel to be sharing the stage with Foxy Nazi. Oh brother you. I hate my invention todd casting. It's horrible what are we. By the way that whole Lorena Bobbitt Lorena Bobbitt was not so cut and dry to coined a phrase as it seems there was a lot of stuff going I lived in Manhattan at the time I was on Z. One hundred in the morning so I it was not as simple as it sounds but to hear women Kootenai and Holler and like that but at the same aim time to not even bat an eye that Harvey Weinstein the most Dushi. Est All douchebag a holes is going going to get off Scot free no admission of guilt by just paying twenty five million dollars to. He's not even paying it to. WHO's paying Oh? I have a clip. Oh my I mean I just want to say women I can speak for both of us. We know Harvey Weinstein's things we know this is the lowest of all low scum. His guys a total Dick douche knuckle barf bag and your and yes. It's everyone's going to opt for the money so the guy and he'll be doing movies again because of this. No no one's pressing charges. No one wants to follow. Hello what do you mean. It's not true. There's there beef. Play the clip update. Okay Okay let's see on the same day. Harvey Weinstein used a Walker to enter the court where he's facing criminal charges. A potential twenty five million dollar settlement with the more than thirty actresses press' and other accusers who filed civil suits against the former movie producer. According to The New York Times the time saying Weinstein would not admit any wrongdoing and he wouldn't pay the accusers but insurance companies for his former studio which filed for bankruptcy would make the payout. He'll be able to basically walk away from almost all of those cases without out paying any of his own money to those victims a quarter of the overall settlement according to the Times would pay lawyers for Weinstein and his former company Accuser Zoe. Brock tells Dell's NBC News. This settlement breaks my heart. I have signed it only because I have explored every other legal option and at this point have found no alternative the advocacy group. Time's up also panning. The deal too little. If this is the best the survivors could the system is broken but also women who are relieved Who feel like listen? There was as the legal negotiations went on and the pot of money that was going to go towards them got smaller and smaller. There were concerns of whether or not there would be any civil settlement. It reached The New York Times report. Several high profile. Accusers would not be part of the settlement Weinstein's attorneys declined to comment on the potential settlement. He has pleaded not guilty to to all criminal charges earlier. Today a judge raised his bail after criminal prosecutors said he tampered with his electronic ankle monitor. More than fifty times. A Weinstein Attorney told the Criminal Court. He's having back surgery tomorrow and they insist he'll show up for trial on January six. Okay this is a settlement in the works. Meaning it's not a done deal. It's not a done deal yet at the New York Times reporting that it would have to be approved by judges and with some lawyers for accusers. Already objecting it's possible could fall apart art okay. So could but still people want the money. Yeah they're all signing off on the money again brings up a number of issues victims pleasant to discuss not for me and especially not if we if we do it properly and now it's time for your sexual harassment Rasmus update to it's a segment now and we're talking as producer so we can say these things but I don't I don't like it. I don't like the idea that he basically he does if he gets off with. Just the money gets away with it. There are still criminal cases. This says nothing to do with that. Okay we'll see. So where's where's my money is that he's not going to be doing anymore movies. Oh I'll take that bet he will definitely return to. The movie. Is a baby comeback black kid anybody. Nixon is a good guy all of a sudden and a come on up. Please you can be the you know. America Erica loves a good Comeback Story. Matt Lauer will also come back. They're all GONNA come back. It takes years. There's always a way and people forget because people boot don't remember stuff they just they. Just forget but for some arguing that point now for for some actual uncomfortable. Talk this something. There's a big story which it's the verge of all publications broke and it kind of falls flows into noodle boy and the millennial workforce and I think there's a real problem that That I hadn't realized But now that I've I've read this store I'm talking specifically about the CEO of of away the luggage company if you follow this story I never heard the luggage. So the away company is they. They're like specialty. Solti direct to consumer luggage brand. And it's actually quite affordable. What is luggage really? It's a it's a five dollar. Shell that they that they stencil stencil out in China. Throw a liner in. And then you know you put us snazzy label on it you sell it for one hundred and fifty bucks. It's I mean it's a great business business so these two women who were buyers. I think they were in one of the big One of the big retail companies dating. They learned a lot about how this process works. And they started this company away and away stores you can order it online of course but they have stores and their whole thing is all about the customer customer. The product is is is secondary. It's all about the customer experience they have all these bull crap words Customer Experience reince professional th-the just rife with all of these terms and but warranted on thick as what you're trying you say Eah but But they they really try to keep this culture of their company. Were all about the customer. The customer the customer. Well anyway she was kicked out all batch she was kicked non. She was kicked out of her own firm because of the abusive nature of the company and herself. Oh for own communication and this is a three part series that the verge did and as I'm reading it you know there's just so and I think this is where the main problem stems from.

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"lorena gallo" Discussed on Crimes of Passion

Crimes of Passion

08:38 min | 1 year ago

"lorena gallo" Discussed on Crimes of Passion

"In february of nineteen ninety four twenty five year old raina in a bob it was released from a state mental hospital in petersburg virginia after doctors determined that she was not a danger to herself or others llerena hope to move on and start a normal life. She didn't want to relive her abusive marriage or the infamous act of mutilation that led to her trial but her estranged husband twenty seven year old john wayne bobbitt revelled in his notoriety by the time llerena was released from the hospital john and had already embarked on a forty city publicity tour he stopped at various radio stations nightclubs and car shows across the united states and europe to sell merchandise such as autograph steak knives and novelty john baba private parts protectors. John's lawyer remarked that no one who has come to instant celebrity will have systematically exploited as many avenues as john wayne bobbitt john apparently earned around two hundred and fifty thousand dollars through his appearances and sales but he still claimed to be broke all all the money he earned went to paying past due legal and medical bills but even if he wasn't swimming enriches john will still basking in his fame team and attention. John brag that women were more drawn to him than ever fascinated to know whether or not his penis still worked act while on tour he met a twenty one year old exotic dancer named kristina elliott and they soon moved into an apartment together in las vegas. Nevada newspapers reported that the pair were engaged. John's divorce was not yet finalized because john refused to sign signed the papers but that didn't stop him from staging a photo shoot with playboy magazine to celebrate his upcoming wedding to christina john brag that that the wedding would be broadcast on the television networks and radio shock jock howard stern would be his best man but john still seem to have the arena on his mind at one point. He took christina to virginia and brought her on a tour of his old life. He showed her the apartment where he lived with lorena. The salon were lorena had worked and even took her to the field where lorena flung his dismembered penis. Christina said he showed meet every place where lorraina would have been. He was kind of obsessed psychologists. Lisa aronson fontes wrote that abusers often often continue their controlling behavior. Even after the abusive relationship over she wrote all too often abusers interfere with the lives of their former partners for months years or even decades after services and systems have moved on it is difficult for people to believe believe that the formal end of a relationship such as moving out or a divorce does not always mean the end of the abuse or controlling behavior the the abuse just takes on new forms christina said that when she and john returned to las vegas after their trip to virginia he he sometimes place long distance calls her lorena but hung up when she answered then in may of nineteen ninety four john directed his abuse towards awards his new fiancee kristina accused him of yanking her arm and shoving her into a wall neighbors heard the couple yelling and came over to find signed christina crying hysterically. They saw gashes in the wall. John admitted that he had punched an anger but denied hitting his fiancee. Hey he was arrested and charged with battery. He was released on bail. The following day and john and christina reconciled continuing to live together but two months later police were again call to johns home. Christina claim john beat her when police examined her they found bumps on her head as well as bruises on her face and arms john was again arrested and charged with domestic battery. According to the domestic violence hotline website abusive behavior comes from learned attitudes and feelings of entitlement and privilege which can n._b._a. Extremely difficult to truly change because of this. There's a very low percentage of abusers who truly do change their ways. The hotline also states that abusers need to deeply want and be committed to all aspects of change in order to begin doing so but john seemed incapable incapable of change or even recognizing the problems with his behavior when he was with marina he denied abusing her despite admitting to shoving and berating her to him. This wasn't abusive and his new relationship he continued to deny all responsibility for his actions. Calling the domestic violence a misunderstanding after the second incident a judge ordered him to stay away from christina china and to stop drinking alcohol while he awaited his trials on two separate battery charges in the meantime john continued to hold onto the spotlight light in august of nineteen ninety four he started in a pornographic film about his life called john wayne bobbitt uncut he he said i believe i have something to prove. I want everyone to know lorena failed. She wanted to take my manhood and hurt me for life. <hes> she failed in this effort. The film's release came right around the time he went before the court on his battery charges in the first trial for domestic violence silence against his fiancee he was found guilty and sentenced to fifteen days in jail six months probation and ordered to go to therapy and alcoholics synonymous. He served twelve days of his jail sentence before he was released for good behaviour john trial on his second battery charge a month later he was sentenced to thirty days in jail and a year of probation while sentencing john. The judge said one thing is apparent and that is you. Oh you are a bully. I don't know how we're going to get this across to you that this is unacceptable behavior <music>. four. He said about promoting his adult film during his promotional tour when asked about lorraina. John said yes yes. I love her still and yes. I would like to go back with her. Me and lorraina are like o._j. And nicole a love crime time he also said he hoped visit her when he traveled to virginia as part of his tour reminding reporters were still married. You know lorena. Marina had no desire to be tracked back into john's life or into notoriety in january of nineteen ninety five lorena now going by her maiden meden name lorena gallo had returned to work as a manicurist at a small hair salon in arlington virginia business at the salon went up after arena was hired as conquers keen to see her for themselves. Her employer said when people come in they specifically say they won't lorraina anna do their nails. The poor thing doesn't get a break. When one journalist discovered where she worked and scheduled an appointment llerena chatted warmly family with him as she tended to his nails but after the media frenzy of the previous year she worried about what he might report. She implored to him before or he left. If you write something about this be nice despite the slate of curious customers for the most part lorena was successful in in her efforts to stay under the radar. She worked steadily and made plans to re enroll in community college but john seem determined to disrupt erupt her life.

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"lorena gallo" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

05:23 min | 1 year ago

"lorena gallo" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Note lorraina story today. Fox News would take the place of Howard Stern and the twenty four hour news cycle would focus on what she did rather than what he did. What is soon that we the media, and we the public wouldn't process these events differently now, I think that we still see a great rush to judgment. I think that we can see somebody's life. Sort of torn apart by a tweet that runs wild for a couple of hours. I think that even though we're finally talking about all of these issues. There are so many victims of domestic violence and sexual violence that continued to suffer that far outweighs, unfortunately, any progress that we've made and so people can read into the ending, you know, however, they like, but I think that it should be a challenge to us all to make sure we do better and to try and bring empathy forward as the thing we used to appraise the situation the ending of the of the series is a phone number for the national domestic violence hotline. That was something that was important to us. Something is important to lorraina. That is the way lorraina has gotten the last word, we are making it very clear. That's what this is about. This is the victims. Thank you, so much pleasure. Joshua. Rowe Fe directed lorraina. Available now on Amazon prime I spoke with. Lorraina who goes now by Lorena Gallo about how she's worked to take control of her own story, and redirect the media attention onto a national epidemic at first it was very difficult. But since I've been an advocate against domestic violence listening to the stories of survivors, the victims who are trying to leave. But they're not there yet that give me strength that give me more courage to tell my story to do this documentary. Basically, my story I share it with a lot of people within my community because go to the shelters and volunteer in as an advocate. I know I have a voice and my goal is to reach out to the victim and survivor, Stu because you know, survivors, go through post traumatic stress disorders as well. It really ignite fire me on telling in retail my story because there is hope in there is help after you were acquitted of malicious wounding you didn't want to go to the hospital as the law required. But in the end, you're glad you did. Yes. I was confused. I didn't know where they were taking me when I heard that I was acquitted by temporary insanity. I want to go home they failed that John should have been there. You know, he was an abuser. He needed to be treated, but it did help you. I don't know I've helped me so much because they were questioning me. I just finished incredibly, you know, emotionally and dramatic interpretation which was the trial do trials actually his trial in my trial my own, and then I was questioning again, and again, and again, and it seems like it didn't stop. But in terms of being quiet and taking care of my own self. It was the start of of the healing process. Yeah. So this we follow your path, you see people who you relied on his friends taking advantage of you. You realize that your parents weren't really in a position to help and became another responsibility. When they came to America the pressures didn't cease, obviously after you left the hospital was there a moment when you just said enough, this is my life, and I will choose to tell it when I choose and how I choose from the moment, I felt that I wasn't alone. I felt security in going to shelters and sharing the stories. So the more I talk the more. I wanted the whole world to actually know what happened. And I started telling the story, but it wasn't enough. My whole story when it first came out twenty five years ago, it reach out so wrongly I felt like the media failed me the Justice system failed me, I failed the uh society film me, and I know that he find gonna tell my story again and feel justified even if I go to comedians show, I didn't mind jokes anymore. Asahi's? I shine the light on domestic abuse and make an awareness against domestic violence. Then my mission is a noble mission. And you know, basically, I grew stronger and stronger, and it made me the person that I am today. And I didn't let that or anybody or even John define who I am.

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"lorena gallo" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

05:48 min | 1 year ago

"lorena gallo" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Lorraina story today. Fox News would take the place of Howard Stern and the twenty four hour news cycle would focus on what she did rather than what he did. Why do you -ssume that we the media, and we the public wouldn't process these events differently now, I think that we still see a great rush to judgment. I think that we can see somebody's life. Sort of torn apart by a tweet that runs wild for a couple of hours. I think that even though we're finally talking about all of these issues. There are so many victims of domestic violence and sexual violence that continued to suffer that far outweighs, unfortunately, any progress that we've made and so people can read into the ending. However, they'd like, but I think that it should be a challenge to us all to make sure we do better and to try and bring empathy forward as the thing we used to appraise a situation the ending of the of the series is a phone number for the national domestic violence hotline. That was something that was important to us. Something is important to lorraina. That is the way lorraina has gotten the last word, we are making it very clear. That's what this is about. This is for the victims. Thank you so much clutter. Joshua. Rowe Fe directed lorraina. Available now on Amazon prime I spoke with. Lorraina who goes now by lorraina Gallo about how she's worked to take control of her own story, and redirect the media attention onto a national epidemic at first it was very difficult. But since I've been an advocate against domestic violence listening to the stories of survivors, the victims who are trying to leave. But they're not there yet die. Give me strength that gives me more courage to tell my story to do this documentary. Basically, my story, I share it with a lot of people within my community because I go to the shelters, and volunteer, and as an advocate, I know, I have a voice and my goal is to reach out to the victim and survivor, Stu because you know, survivors, go through post traumatic stress disorders as well. It really ignite fire on me own telling in retail, my story because there is hope in there is help after you were acquitted of malicious wounding you didn't want to go to the hospital as the law required. But in the end, you're glad you did. Yes. I was confused. I didn't know where they were taking me when I heard that I was acquitted by temporary insanity. I wanna go home they failed that John should have been there. You know, he was an abuser. He needed to be treated, but it could help you. I don't know I helped me so much because there were questioning me I just finished incredibly emotionally and dramatic interpretation which was the trial to trials actually his trial in my trial my own, and then I was questioning again, and again, and again, and it seems like it didn't stop. But in terms of being quiet and taking care of myself. It was the start of of the healing process. Yeah. So as we follow your path, you see people who you relied on his friends taking advantage of you. You realize that your parents weren't really in a position to help and became another responsibility. When they came to America the pressures didn't cease, obviously after you left the hospital was there a moment when you just said enough, this is my life, and I will choose to tell it when I choose and how I choose from the moment, I felt that I wasn't alone. I failed security in going to shelters and sharing the stories. So the more I talk the more. I wanted the whole world to actually know what happened and I started telling the story, but it wasn't enough. My whole story when he first came out twenty five years ago every challenge so wrongly. I feel like the media failed me the Justice system failed me, I fell the society film me, and I know that he find gonna tell my story again and feel justified even if I go to comedians show, I didn't mind jokes anymore as long as I shine the light on domestic abuse and make an awareness against domestic violence. Then my mission is a noble mission. And you know, basically, I grew stronger and stronger, and they make me the person that I am today. And I didn't let that or anybody or even John define who I am lorraina. Thank you for being here. Thank you so much for having me. And also thank you for the opportunity to let me talk about the documentary. I think we're going to help victims just to bring awareness is such an. Incredible opportunity. That was the rain of Bobbitt who now goes by Lorena Gallo. Who's the focus of the documentary called lorraina available now on.

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"lorena gallo" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

03:50 min | 1 year ago

"lorena gallo" Discussed on KCRW

"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.

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03:48 min | 1 year ago

"lorena gallo" Discussed on KCRW

"Off your penis. How did that make you feel? 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. Rowe 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 lorraina it airs on Amazon beginning Friday, I spoke with Joshua Fe and Lorena Gallo, formerly Lorena Bobbitt earlier. So Gallo is your last name. That's your maiden name. Yes. It is. And so are you known as Lorena Bobbitt at all? Now. I am. 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 and does does my platform name. And they just use it for a good cause. I guess the reason why I ask Josh wise 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 was eleven 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 vengeance cut. Her husband's seen as often throw it out the car window, and the reality is she was a twenty three year old immigrant from Venezuela. Who came hurt eighteen in search of the American dream? And she thought she found it when she met this, handsome charming marine, named John Wayne, John, Wayne Bobbitt, and the fact is that lorraine's marriage, according to her and corroborated by a long long list of people both whether it's medical experts, turn his jurors neighbors, you name it lorraina suffered for 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 masters Virginia, but it was June twenty third nineteen Ninety-three and it 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 down the freeway. And so I really overnight. It's the biggest story on the planet. But on anybody could focus on what's the cutoff penis and just help 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 the sensitive eighty and lost demeaning of of y you know, what happened to to this young lorraina, which was me to me. I. I couldn't understand or comprehend the whole thing. And you've changed my life completely. Yeah. And you're as Jesuit was saying, the I guess are 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 picture himself. Yes. That's correct prison. Well, why did he do that? I I guess he wanted to interview me. And does that was his way of call the attention? Okay. Here's a clip. I.

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02:02 min | 1 year ago

"lorena gallo" Discussed on KCRW

"The trucking industry has a massive shortage of drivers recruiting women could be the key to solving that problem. More women are coming into the fill more diverse population. So is starting to become more, flexible and more welcoming. Some companies are now also taking into account the safety concerns of solo female drivers more of that coming up on morning edition here on KCRW. This week on the unfixable podcast, we traveled to a Belgian prison and ask when your own mind fails, you who comes to the rescue the voice come from inside my soul from body. I was saying to her them. God news. Total different person. Find unfixable on Spotify apple podcasts or wherever you listen. Today on press play twenty five years ago. Lorena Bobbitt became a household name for cutting off her husband's penis and throwing it out her car window, the story made her a punchline to me, I just couldn't understand or comprehend the whole thing. And if changed my life, but behind the jokes a story of domestic violence, I'm Madeline brand Lorena Gallo, formerly Lorena Bobbitt. Her story today at one on press play on KCRW. Thomas three zero seven now back to morning edition on KCRW. It's morning edition from NPR news. I'm Rachel Martin. And I'm Steve Inskeep. What is in the border security agreement that congressional negotiators made last night. We are pretty sure of one thing that is not in it Republicans and Democrats left out most of the money that President Trump was demanding for a border wall. The measure includes about the same amount of money for fencing that was available before the president's demand for a wall led to a partial government shutdown. The president learned of the deal Justice. He was arriving in El Paso, Texas to promote spending on the wall that he wants promised. Mexico would pay for say, you know, what building the wall anywhere they.

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04:19 min | 1 year ago

"lorena gallo" Discussed on KCRW

"Four or five something like that. And it started in this little oh, man. Tina, it's off of Selma between and Hollywood Nelson show or something else. It's a block down from western where where the pep boys. Anyway that party. Was legendary was started by Jamie, Strauss. Who now heads innovative leisure one of LA's what a name they got a good name for that lady. Right. Really cool. And then Chris Haycock, of course, aloe. Black was the EMC. Yep. It was just one of those parties. With your show of instead Jiang unannounced. Anyway. So so they took it on the road. Adidas come came in shortly after they started. It's like a world wide parties saying I see pictures, and I was like a hundred thousand incredible okay? I have a story to tell. Okay. So red Matic was one of the DJ's who is Filipino. We went to the Philippines. I didn't know it was his first time in Philippine people. Are we in the shopping mall god-like? Right. So you do over style. Like, everyone does I think it was a rotating twenty thirty minutes so red Matic there's like four Dan circles going on it gets out of control amazing. And then I didn't realize it's my turn next us really unprepared. And I just cleared the floor. Are you kidding? Because I went to Catholic school blow into blessed sacrament Catholic school in Hollywood. And most of my friends were Filipinos Jose. Oh my God. It was it was really bad. Twenty minutes. Twenty minutes in Chris Haycock was like you gotta gotta sort this out. And then I just looked at him. Like, I'm already here. It's already hate me. Like, I'm not gonna try anyway, did you win them? No, no, no, no, not at all what the next night in Hong Kong we played and I kind of play the exact set, and it was amazing is. Cody. Bad timing. Something DJ has one of those nights. I just had to stand my ground. Like, no. I know what I'm doing. Actually, it was amazing. And this dude actually came up. He's like I've been living in Hong Kong for three years. I've been playing footwork was I was paying a lot for work, then I'm in the club. So I wanna have fun. And he's like I've been playing for work in Hong Kong for two and a half years. I've never seen a people then respond to it the same way. Anyway, shelter. Yeah. LA massive black to him on the Super Bowl. LAX? Followed wack just sort of lasted stardom after what was it that? I need a dollar was that. Victim. All right. We'll be back with more and more mixes in just a little bit. Today on press play twenty five years ago. Lorena Bobbitt became a household name for cutting off her husband's penis and throwing it out her car window, the story made her a punchline to me, I just couldn't understand or comprehend the whole thing and changed my life. But behind the jokes a story of domestic violence, I'm Madeline brand Lorena Gallo, formerly Lorena Bobbitt. Her story today at one on press play on KCRW. We're going to keep the music going a little bit. And then we'll come back to the interview..

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04:40 min | 1 year ago

"lorena gallo" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Alison Stewart. Congratulations to the bronzes Cardi B who made history last night at the Grammys becoming the first solo woman to ever win the best rap album award. Also, representing NYC was the host hell's kitchen's own Alicia Keys who played not one but two pianolas simultaneously. And Michelle Obama was there. We'll do a full Grammy round up later in the show, but I some real life drama coming up next the filmmakers behind the documentary. Get Roger stone will be in studio in a few moments. Plus Lorena Gallo joins us, you may know her as Lorena Bobbitt a new docu series looks at her story. And how society didn't acknowledge that it was a tale of abuse. Not just a salacious tabloid story analysis Stewart, and we will get all of it after the news. Live from NPR news in Washington, I'm Lakshmi Singh. President Donald Trump is slated hold a rally tonight in El Paso, where he's expected to continue his refrain for more border wall funding. Monica. Ortiz sued EBay reports Trump's charging up his base four days before lawmakers must reach a deal on border security in order to avoid another partial government shutdown. Trump will speak at El Paso county, Coliseum not far from the US Mexico border. The president champion del Paso in his state of the union address saying it was safe thanks to a border wall. Well, the barrier did reduce crime in some urban areas. FBI statistics show overall crime declining more than a decade before its construction. Nonetheless, director of a local immigrant rights organization says Trump shouldn't expect a warm welcome our communities angry because of this anthrax Imigran aggressive. Racist. I gender a large coalition of El Paso wins. Plan a March encounter rally tonight just across the street from the Trump event for NPR news. I'm Monica in El Paso, teachers are on strike in Denver, Colorado, labor talks with school administrators have collapsed leading to the latest in a series of strikes stage by teachers over the past twelve months across the US. Colorado. Public radio's Jenny Brendan says several hundred people are picketing outside south high school in Denver were students have joined their teachers in the strike appear to be very supportive of teacher. Colorado has many years of full underfunded complicated reasons. I think that I talk to are supportive of the sometimes for a little confused about whether they. From the small for them. Or wondering if that's Sheni Brendan reporting of Virginia lawmakers backing down from plans to begin the impeachment process against Lieutenant governor Justin Fairfax democratic delegate Patrick hope says he made the decision after consulting with colleagues then from member station of you CV has more from Richmond makers across the state have called for Fairfax to step down after two women accused him of sexual assault. But hopes that he backed down from his impeachment plans after consulting with his colleagues. He said he would consider other mechanisms to investigate the accusations allegations that Fairfax denies the Lieutenant governor says he has no plans to step down. That's been pave your reporting. Well, black religious and community leaders in Virginia are expected to address the public through a news conference at the Virginia average any state capitol this afternoon to appeal for a halt in the widespread calls for the resignation of the gov- Lieutenant governor and attorney general on Fairfax. They support an investigation be completed before. His political fate is determined on governor Ralph Northam in attorney general Marquette ring, the leaders say both are different men from when they wore black faces as young men at social gatherings in the nineteen eighties. This is NPR news. This is WNYC in New York. I'm Richard Hake. City council speaker Cory Johnson says he's considering disciplinary action for councilman Ruben Diaz senior who's refused to apologize for homophobic comments. He made last week DS. The council is controlled by the homosexual community prompting calls for him to lose his committee chairmanship or resign councilman Jimmy van Bremer says an apology is not enough. I don't just want to say, it's unfortunate. I just want to say, it's agree. I need to say what is really in my heart. And what needs to be said? Which is huge to resign Diaz. Double down on his statement over the weekend tweeting that he was giving the gay community quote credit for the power and influence. It has. At city hall over the weekend. Public housing advocates protested the mayor's proposal.

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