Mary Jo Buttafuoco on Amy Fisher: 'She's Kind of a Waste'

Buttafuoco also shares with Dr. Oz how life has been since she had facial surgery
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 8, 2017 8:21 AM CST
Mary Jo Buttafuoco Speaks Out on Amy Fisher
Mary Jo Buttafuoco, before and after facial surgery.   (Instagram)

It's been a quarter of a century since Amy Fisher (aka "the Long Island Lolita") showed up on the doorstep of Mary Jo Buttafuoco, and shot the wife of her lover Joey Buttafuoco in the face. This week, the 62-year-old Buttafuoco, who survived the 1992 attack, spoke to Dr. Mehmet Oz for his TV show's "True Crime Tuesday" and talked about Fisher and her feelings on what's transpired since. "I don't have a lot of thoughts about her other than … she's kind of a waste," Buttafuoco told Oz, noting that the now 43-year-old Fisher "hasn't made good choices" since she shot Buttafuoco, when she was 17, even after getting out of prison for the assault in 1999 after a seven-year stint, per People. However, Buttafuoco adds she's since forgiven Fisher because she can't carry around "this anger and this bitterness."

Buttafuoco also discussed the facial surgery she had earlier this year to fix the damage Fisher's bullet wrought. "When I got out of surgery … I smiled and I went, 'I see my teeth,'" she said. "It's the silliest thing, yet it was the greatest thing." (Buttafuoco's surgeon posted before-and-after photos on Instagram in September.) The facial rejuvenation, Buttafuoco said, has turned her from somewhat of a recluse—she noted she couldn't even get into the photo booth at her son's wedding a couple of years ago—to a woman with confidence: "Now the first thing I do is selfie … I mean it's like yay!" Buttafuoco divorced her husband in 2003 and last year called him a "sociopath" who could "charm the snakes out of the trees." (More Amy Fisher stories.)

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