Should We Feel Sorry for Amy Fisher?
Unless you were an infant when it happened, you remember the media circus that was Amy Fisher, Joey Buttafuoco, and Mary Jo Buttafuoco. But here’s a refresher from Wikipedia.com: Amy Elizabeth Fisher is an American woman who became known as “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.
Amy Fisher is currently a cast member on the VH1 series, Celebrity Rehab, where she is dealing with an addiction to alcohol. Amy has also appeared in pornographic films, she says because it’s the only work she can get. Her reputation and what she’s been through in her life when she was a child has deeply affected her adult life.
I personally feel sorry for her because it’s evident to me that Amy was also a victim in her relationship with Joey Buttafuoco. She served time for her crime. She attempted to get her life together upon her release, but the world would not allow her to move on.
During her counseling sessions with Dr. Drew of Celebrity Rehab she has made it very clear that she feels like she deserves pain and that she has been unable to move past being known as “The Long Island Lolita”. Amy has been married for 12 years and is the mother of three children. For her children’s sake, I hope that she is able to fully get her life in order. I also hope that the world allows her to have a much deserved second chance.