PEOPLE's Most Shocking Scandals

Heidi Fleiss, Interngate, the Battling Bobbitts – look at the most astonishing events of the past 30 years. By Lucy Maher


Amy Fisher, 17, became known as the infamous "Long Island Lolita" when she shot the wife of her 38-year-old lover, mechanic Joey Buttafuoco, in the face at the couple's Massapequa, N.Y., home on May 19, 1992. Fisher served six and a half years in prison for the attempted murder of Mary Jo Buttafuoco, while Joey Buttafuoco got a six-month jail sentence, $5,000 fine and five years' probation for statutory rape.