It's been twenty-five years since Mary Jo Buttafuoco was shot in the face by her husband's 17-year-old mistress, Amy "The Long Island Lolita" Fisher, on the porch of her home in Massapequa, New York.
Miraculously, Buttafuoco survived the attack, and a few months later, Fisher pleaded guilty to first degree assault, a felony which put her behind bars for seven years.
The media frenzy surrounding the women helped turn them into household names. Their story even inspired three movies: Lethal Lolita (Amy Fisher: My Story), Casualties of Love: The Long Island Lolita Story starring Alyssa Milano and The Amy Fisher Story starring Drew Barrymore.
Upon her release in 1999, Fisher apologized to Buttafuoco in court and took full responsibility for what transpired that fateful day in May, 1992.
“What happened to you, it wasn’t your husband’s fault … it was my fault, and I’m sorry,” Fisher told Buttafuoco.
But no amount of apologies, fame or money could make up for what Buttafuoco went through. The gunshot left her face partially paralyzed, and rendered her deaf in one ear. It wasn't until recently that doctors were able to repair her facial paralysis.
"It’s the first time in 25 years that when I smile, I can see the side of my teeth," Buttafuoco told Inside Edition.
Now, several weeks after Buttafuco's interview with Inside Edition, she has once again opened up. Buttafuoco appeared on a recent episode of Dr. Oz and she didn't hold back on her feelings towards Fisher.