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Mary Jo Buttafuoco

Mary Jo Buttafuoco is a New York Times Best Selling Author and Motivational speaker. Her anonymous life as a suburban wife and mother on Long Island, New York ended in May 1992, when she was shot in the head on her own front porch by her husband's seventeen-year-old mistress. The 'Long Island Lolita' saga sparked a media frenzy that continues to ... See full bio »

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 2003 Beat Boys Beat Girls (Short)
Ginger Livingston
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 2019 20/20 (TV Series documentary)
- Growing Up Buttafuoco (2019) ... Herself
 2017 Then and Now with Andy Cohen (TV Series documentary)
- Scandals (2017) ... Herself
 2008 Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew (TV Series)
 2007 Howard Stern on Demand (TV Series)
- Howard and Ronnie Fight (2007) ... Herself
- Mary Jo Buttafuoco (2007) ... Herself
 2007 Larry King Live (TV Series)
- Mary Jo Buttafuoco (2007) ... Herself
 2005 The Oprah Winfrey Show (TV Series)
 1997 Howard Stern (TV Series)
- Episode dated 3 March 1997 (1997) ... Herself
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 1998 Celebrity

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Other Works:

Release of her book, "Getting It Through My Thick Skull: Why I Stayed, What I Learned, and What Millions of People Involved with Sociopaths Need to Know", by Mary Jo with Julie McCarron.

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In August of 1992, the then 16-year-old Amy Fisher (nicknamed by the media "The Long Island Lolita") shot Mary Jo in the head in front of her Long Island home. Mary Jo survived the wounds. The story then unraveled that her husband, Joey Buttafuoco, had been having an adulterous affair with Amy and supposedly had coerced her into shooting Mary Jo. Joey denied all allegations with his wife at his ... See more »

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