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The Long Island Lolita
Amy Elizabeth Fisher (born August 21, 1974) is an American woman who became known as "the Long Island Lolita" by the media in 1992, when, at the age of 17, she shot and severely wounded Mary Jo Buttafuoco, the wife of her lover Joey Buttafuoco. She was initially charged with first-degree attempted murder, but eventually pleaded guilty to first-degree aggravated assault and served six years in prison. After her parole in 1999, Fisher became a journalist and writer, before embarking on a career as a pornographic actress in 2007.
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Ashley Elizabeth Fisher (born August 21, 1974), dubbed the "Long Island Lolita" by the press, is an American woman convicted of the 1992 shooting of the wife of her lover, with whom she began an affair as a 16 year-old student at Kennedy High School in Bellmore, New York. Fisher served seven years in prison for aggravated assault, and was released in 1999. The case drew a great deal of media attention, and Fisher has become a writer since that time.
Fisher was born in Merrick, New York to an Italian American mother and a Jewish American father. Fisher (then aged 16) met Joey Buttafuoco in May 1991, when she took her car to his auto shop for repairs, shortly after which they began a sexual affair. In August 1991, when Fisher needed money, Joey set her up to work with an escort agency, and the torrid affair continued while Fisher was apparently working as a prostitute. (On June 27, 2007, Fisher claimed on The Howard Stern Show that she lied about being a prostitute.) Fisher apparently asked Joey to leave his wife, Mary Jo, who knew nothing of their relationship but he refused.
On May 19, 1992, Fisher, then aged 17, had an accomplice drive her to the Buttafuoco home in Massapequa, New York. She got out of the car and rang the doorbell. When Mary Jo Buttafuoco answered the door Fisher shot her in the head on the front porch. Mary Jo was severely injured, paralysed on the right side of her face, but survived and was able to describe a t-shirt from her husband`s auto body shop that her assailant had been wearing. Joey realized the shooter was Fisher, to whom he had given the shirt as a gift, and identified her to the police.
The crime and the back story drew a great deal of interest from the press. A movie production company offered the Fisher family $80,000 for the movie rights, which was accepted and then used to post bail. The situation would have made the money eligible for seizure under New York`s Son of Sam law though it was not invoked.
Fisher was charged with multiple counts including attempted murder but pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated assault and in December 1992 was sentenced to 5 - 15 years in prison.
Based on a signed receipt from a Long Island hotel dated a matter of days before Fisher`s 17th birthday Joey Buttafuoco was charged with statutory rape and was convicted in October 1993, serving four months in jail for the crime.
Fisher served her prison sentence at the Albion Correctional Facility in New York. During her time at Albion Fisher claimed she was raped by a correctional officer at the prison; she began a legal case against the guard and requested to be moved to a different prison. After pursuing the case for some time she eventually dropped it after several legal setbacks, claiming she no longer had faith the system would do anything to help her. (Rape charges against guards at the prison by other inmates in subsequent years did lead to a series of successful convictions, however.)
In 1999, after seven years in prison, Nassau County District Attorney Denis Dillon consented to the vacating of Fisher`s original plea bargain and a new plea entered with a 3-10 year sentence, ensuring her immediate release. (This legal motion was done pursuant to the wishes of Mary Jo Buttafuoco.) Fisher was granted parole and released.
After her release from prison Fisher became a columnist for the Long Island Press, winning a Media Award for Column/News from the Society of Professional Journalists in 2004. She wrote a book about her experiences entitled If I Knew Then, published in 2004. The Long Island Press announced Fisher`s departure from the newspaper in late December 2005. She continues to be actively involved in campaigning for prisoners` rights.
Fisher was married in 2003 to Louis Bellera with whom she has two children - Brett born in 2001 and Ava Rose born in 2005.
In 2006 Amy Fisher reunited with Mary Jo Buttafuoco in sessions televised for Entertainment Tonight and its spinoff The Insider. Fisher said she wanted to heal her past and move on with her life. Fisher and Joey Buttafuoco reunited at the 2006 Lingerie Bowl for the coin toss.
On May 13, 2007 The New York Post reported that Amy Fisher had left her husband and Joey left his girlfriend, and were both reportedly going on a date near Central Park on Monday, May 14, 2007 to either reconcile or pitch an idea where they would cohabitate for a reality series. Many similar articles ran in The Post in a lead-up to a possible reality series, but neither Joey nor Amy were quoted confirming their supposed romantic reconciliation. Indeed, Joey`s second wife Evanka withdrew her divorce petition on June 22, 2007, in an apparent reconciliation.
In October 2007, the New York Post published allegations that Fisher`s ex-husband, Lou Bellera, sold a sex tape of the couple to Red Light District Video, of Los Angeles. Red Light District Video published a press release stating they will be releasing the sex vide
Kennedy High School. Bellmore, New York
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Amy Elizabeth Fisher
Criminal, Stripper, Porn Star
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