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Bobbitt Found Guilty of Second Domestic Battery Charge

MICHELLE DEARMONDSeptember 28, 1994

LAS VEGAS (AP) _ John Bobbitt was convicted of a second domestic battery charge Tuesday and ordered to serve 30 days in jail by a judge who called him a ″bully.″

Kristina Elliott testified her former fiance twisted her arm behind her back and threw her against an apartment wall on May 6.

Bobbitt served 12 days of a 15-day sentence earlier this month for battering Elliott in a separate incident.

″One thing is apparent and that is that you are a bully,″ Municipal Judge Ron D. Parraguirre said. ″I don’t know how we’re going to get this across to you that this is unacceptable behavior.″

Bobbitt gained national attention when his wife, Lorena Bobbitt, sliced off his penis last year, claiming he had sexually assaulted her. The penis was surgically reattached and Bobbitt was acquitted of assault charges.

Mrs. Bobbitt was found innocent by reason of insanity and filed for divorce.

Bobbitt, 27, met Elliott, 21, a former exotic dancer, while in Las Vegas on a publicity tour.

Bobbitt took the stand, admitting that he was ″frustrated″ that night, but said he never hurt Elliott.

When attorney Michael Stein asked his client why he didn’t hit Elliott, Bobbitt said ″because it’s not right.

″I didn’t grab her and squeeze arm,″ he said.

Stein attempted to show that Elliott was lying by pointing out inconsistencies between her testimony and statements she made on tabloid TV shows and talk shows.

Elliott and her brother, Jason Cooper, admitted that they had lied about the assault, but said they did so under instructions from Stein. Cooper testified Stein told him ″to not hurt John’s future or Kristina’s future.″ Stein argued that his client had learned his lesson, needed counseling instead of jail time and wanted to ″go on and make money.″

Parraguirre sentenced Bobbitt to 90 days in jail with 60 days suspended and placed him on probation for one year, during which time he must remain alcohol free and receive counseling. Stein said he would appeal.

Bobbitt was ordered to begin serving his sentence immediately, then was released from the Las vegas Jail after his lawyer filed an appeal.

That means he probably will be able to attend Thursday’s premiere of ″John Wayne Bobbitt ... Uncut,″ a hard-core pornographic film starring Bobbitt as himself. The premiere is at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences’ Samuel Goldwyn Theatre in Los Angeles.

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