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

BATTLING BOBBITTS

In June 1993, Lorena Bobbitt cut off husband John Wayne Bobbitt's penis with an 8-in. knife, and later threw it out a car window. Lorena claimed she had been physically and verbally abused and was acquitted of malicious wounding charges. John Wayne was cleared on marital sexual assault charges, dabbled in porn, and in 2002 was charged with assaulting his new wife.