John Wayne Bobbitt and Lorena Bobbitt
John Wayne Bobbitt and Lorena Bobbitt were married on June 18, 1989. Exactly four years and five days later, according to Lorena, her husband raped her. After a drink of water, she cut off his penis with a knife then tossed the remains in a near-by field. After the severed body part was found, it took doctors James T. Sehn and David Berman nine-and-a-half hours to reattach the piece. During the trial, Lorena accused John of physical, verbal and mental abuse. A jury found her insane and “she could not be held liable for her actions.” The case had such a cultural impact because it dealt with the issue of marital rape and domestic violence.