Virginia Valdez, 72, pleaded guilty to one count of assault with a deadly weapon in connection to the 2011 attack that sent her then 62-year-old husband to the hospital.
The victim, Cesar Valdez, blames the criminal justice system for how his ordeal ended. He spoke publicly Friday for the first time about what happened to him at the hands of his then-estranged wife.
"I am here in front of you today to emphasize that male spouses can also be victims of domestic violence, but in some cases, men are afraid to talk for fear of ridicule or for fear of being labeled as some sort of freak or a wimp," he said.
Attorney Gloria Allred, best known for handling high-profile cases involving women, represented Valdez.
"This is what was used on his penis," Allred said, while holding heavy-duty scissors. "There was a lot of blood coming out of his penis as a result of her attack on him."