Bobbitt reflects on the case that made him a household name for a new "20/20" special.
John Wayne Bobbitt wants to make one thing clear: his penis is totally "back to normal" 25 years after his then-wife, Lorena Bobbitt, sliced it off with a kitchen knife.
Back in 1993, the Bobbitts became tabloid staples after the absolutely insane case made headlines everywhere. Lorena later accused her husband of physical and sexual abuse, her husband's penis was reattached and she was acquitted of all criminal charges, the jury labeling her temporarily insane due to abuse and mental illness. Unsurprisingly, they then split.
In "The Bobbitts: Love Hurts," a two-hour documentary airing in January on ABC, John revisits the case while sitting down with the network's Amy Robach for a new interview.
"I want people to understand the story, the whole story, the whole story was a coverup," he explains in a preview. "Did you love her?" asks Robach. "I thought I did, she was stubborn, she was selfish, she wanted things her way. I looked in a girl's direction, she would get mad."
In the sneak peek, Bobbitt also alleges his ex-wife punched him "a lot" and expresses shock that she "got away with it." Of his penis, he added it's "normal now, back to normal. I don't wanna mess with it, it's been through the wringer."
A press release promises John will share "new details about the 1993 events, what he went through in the aftermath of the attack and his life now." The documentary's aim is to "examine the case's lasting impact on issues of domestic violence, particularly through the #MeToo and Time’s Up lens."
John parlayed the scenario into a bizarre porn career, and even appeared in a film called "Frankenpenis" after Howard Stern helped him get a penile enlargement. He then disappeared from the public eye, his name later popping up in headlines about getting arrested in 2004 and breaking his neck in a car accident in 2014.
In 2015, Lorena resurfaced on "The Steve Harvey Show," where she revealed she had remarried, has a daughter and called her new man "a gentleman" who "treats me like he's supposed to." She runs the Lorena Gallo Foundation, a non-profit which helps victims of domestic violence.
When asked at the time she kept in contact with her ex-husband, she said the past is in the past. "He tried. But I always deleted his number," she explained. "I mean, you know, I have my life. I have a new life now and I just want to focus on what is positive and I surrounded myself with positive people."
The "20/20" special airs Friday, January 4 on ABC.