Skip navigation! Story from Body. Of all the questions that people have about the infamous Lorena Bobbitt case , one big one is: how do you reattach a penis once it's been severed off? As the story goes, it is possible. When John Wayne Bobbitt arrived at the emergency room in , after his then wife Lorena had cut off his penis with a inch knife, the surgeons were dumbfounded. John's penis was abandoned on the side of the road outside a 7-Eleven; Lorena had thrown it out the window of her moving car. It would be hours until police located the severed organ, put it on ice, and transported it to the hospital.
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By Jennifer Smith For Dailymail. The surgeon who reattached John Wayne Bobbitt's penis 25 years ago after his wife Lorena cut it off at their home has spoken out to reveal he was never paid for carrying out the procedure nor was the hospital or any of his colleagues. She later claimed that he had raped her in their home and was drunk and that she was acting out after years of abuse. Lorena fled their home afterwards, taking the penis with her, then tossed it out of the car window in a field.
On the night of June 23, , urologist Dr. Jim Sehn got a call from the hospital where he worked in suburban Manassas, Virginia. A man named John Wayne Bobbitt had arrived with an amputated penis, and Sehn was needed in the operating room. Of course, he had no idea that this evening would become a career-defining event, one that would be endlessly dissected in the press with lots of puns, yes for decades to come. This week, a four-part Amazon documentary produced by Jordan Peele chronicles the night that Lorena Bobbitt, after allegedly suffering years of sexual assault and domestic abuse at the hands of her husband John, cut off his penis while he lay sleeping, and the media circus that ensued. In light of his appearance in the new series, Sehn, who worked with plastic surgeon David Berman to reattach the penis, reflects on the hours-long procedure and the publicity storm that followed.
In the s, she was the topic of tabloid headlines and comedy skits. Now, as a documentary series takes on the story, she opens up about how that one night changed her life. By Amy Chozick.