Joey Buttafuoco is an automobile repair shop owner and actor from Long Island, USA. Joey came into the limelight when his teenage mistress shot his wife, Mary Jo Buttafuoco, on her face. During the investigation, Joey was found guilty of statutory rape and served four months in jail. He owns auto body shop in Chatsworth, USA. He has a film career too, with a few feature films to his credit. The films that he has worked in include ‘Finding Forrester’, ‘The Godson’ and ‘The Underground Comedy Movie’. In addition to that, he has appeared in many comedy shows and in the reality drama, ‘Celebrity Boxing’, in which infamous celebrities are pitted against each other.
Relationship with Amy Fisher
Joey had an illicit relationship with the seventeen year old Amy Fisher. The extramarital affair took a hideous turn when Amy shot Joey’s then wife, Mary Buttafuoco, on May 19, 1992. The incident brought instant notoriety to both Joey and Amy and the details of their affair became public.
Amy gave a statement saying that she was provoked by Joey to murder Mary and that he even helped her to get a pistol. She also stated that she was sexually assaulted by him. Joey was immediately taken into custody and was sentenced four months in jail after he was found guilty of statutory rape.
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Other Legal Charges
In 1995, Joey was held for solicitation of prostitution and pleaded no contest. He was fined and was also placed on probation for a couple of years.
In 2004, he was charged for an auto insurance fraud, for which he served a year in prison. He was also placed on probation for five years. The fraudulence came to light when heclaimed insurance on the cars that were not damaged.
In 2007, he pleaded no contest to illegal possession of ammunition. The illegal possession came to light when his Chatsworth home was searched in 2005 by the Los Angeles County Probation Department.
In 2008, Joey was convicted of selling a sex video, featuring him and his second wife, Evanka. He sold the rights to the Red-light District.
Joey has worked in a few films to date. His first feature, ‘The Godson’ released on 22 September 1998,in which he played himself. He then played the character of Sonny in the 1999 film, ‘The Underground Comedy Movie’. In the 2009 film, ‘Operation Repo: The Movie’, Joey was seen as Uncle Benny and in the 2010 short, ‘False Reality’, he played a doctor. He once again played himself in the 2015 documentary, ‘Lord of the Freaks’.
Marriages & Divorces
Joey married Mary on 4 September 1977. They lived together for 26 years even after the gunshot incident. They separated on 3 February 2003.
Joey was still in a relationship with Amy after they both completed their sentenced punishments. In 2006, they both were spotted in a public place but later it was dismissed as a publicity gimmick for a reality show.
Joey married Evanka on March 5, 2007. On May 4, 2007, Evanka filed a divorce petition, citing irreconcilable differences between them.