Early life[ edit ] Fisher was born in Merrick , New York , on Long Island ,  to Elliot and Roseann Fisher;  her father was Jewish while her mother's family, Fisher said, was "was a mixture of a lot of different things, including English. Eventually the then year-old Fisher shared with Buttafuoco her idea of murdering her. According to Fisher, Buttafuoco helped her plan the shooting and told her about his wife's habits and when she was usually home. With the aid of Peter Guagenti, Fisher obtained a.
Fisher later explained to the police that she had expected Guagenti to carry out the shooting, but he refused. When Mary Jo Buttafuoco answered the door, Fisher told her that Joey Buttafuoco was having an affair with Fisher's imaginary younger sister, providing a T-shirt advertising Buttafuoco's auto body shop for her "proof.
She finally told her to leave and then turned her back to go back into the house. Fisher then produced the gun, struck Buttafuoco in the head with it, and then aimed at her temple and fired. Buttafuoco fell to the ground, severely wounded. Fisher dropped the shirt and the gun and ran towards the car, but Guagenti told her to take the evidence with her, so she ran back to retrieve both items and then they both fled the scene.
Neighbors called and came to Buttafuoco's aid. She was operated on all night, and although unable to remove the bullet, the doctors were able to save her life. Police Detective Martin Alger got hold of a photo of Fisher, and when Mary Jo Buttafuoco regained consciousness the next day, she was able to recognize Fisher from the photo.
Fisher was arrested and charged with attempted murder, and on September 23, , she pleaded guilty to first-degree assault. Paul Makely tape[ edit ] In September , the tabloid television show Hard Copy broadcast a secretly videotaped conversation between Fisher and Paul Makely, the owner of a gym in Massapequa.
In the tape, recorded hours before she agreed to the plea in court, Fisher could be seen talking about her future, saying that she wanted to get married to Makely so he could visit her in prison. Fisher explained that her lawyer believed requiring people to be married for such visits was unconstitutional, and that she intended to challenge the law on this matter. Fisher could be seen on the tape saying: I want my name in the press.
Because I can make a lot of money. I figure if I'm going through all this pain and suffering, I'm getting a Ferrari. She served seven years and was granted parole in May after Supreme Court Judge Ira Wexner vacated her guilty plea and shortened her sentence.
However, in February , the case against him was reopened due to rape charges made by Fisher. She testified against him in court and based on this testimony and hotel receipts dated before Fisher's 17th birthday with Buttafuoco's signature on them, Buttafuoco was charged with statutory rape.
Buttafuoco pleaded guilty in October He served six months in prison. She dictated a book about her experiences, If I Knew Then In , Fisher married Louis Bellera. The couple had three children before divorcing in Fisher said she wanted to heal and move on with her life. However, two years later, she said she felt "no sympathy for Mary Jo",  without giving an explanation. Fisher and Joey Buttafuoco eventually reunited for the first time at the Lingerie Bowl for the coin toss. Drew , which aired on VH1.
Of note were a tattoo surrounding her navel and a breast augmentation. The same announcement indicated that she and Bellera had reconciled. On March 6, , Fisher was a guest on the Stern show, and one topic of discussion was meant to be her video. But after the first phone call, which was from Mary Jo Buttafuoco's daughter Jessica, Fisher left the show six minutes into her interview.
Fisher claimed she planned to strip till her fans told her, "Dear, please put your clothes back on. If I Knew Then. Fisher, Amy with Sheila Weller Books about Amy Fisher Dominguez, Pier Anatomy of a Scandal: Movies about Amy Fisher.