One Day, Jacques Chirac and Abner Louima Had a Dinner Date
Ever since the night he was brutalized by police in August 1997, Abner Louima can't go anywhere without being recognized. He tells Details magazine that in his new hometown of Miami, he gets stopped by neighbors and in grocery stores by people who remember his face from television and newspaper reports ten years ago. "People recognize me all over the world," he told the mag. A few years back, Louima and his wife were vacationing in Paris and staying at the luxurious Hotel de Crillon (the $8.5 million settlement with the NYPD has left him very comfortable).