Long Island Lothario Joey Buttafuoco said he was so despised back in the 90s, passersby on the street would regularly hurl insults his direction, calling him a “scumbag” and “murderer.”
In an interview with the syndicated true crime show “Crime Watch Daily,” Buttafuoco recalled what it as like to be America’s most hated man after paramour Amy Fisher – dubbed the “Long Island Lolita” – shot his wife, Mary Jo Buttafuoco, in the face on May 19, 1992.
“`You’re a scumbag, you’re a murderer, you tried to have your wife killed,’” Joey Buttafuoco said, recalling day-to-day life back in 1992.
Buttafuoco said the verbal barrage once turned into flying lead.
“People shot at me all the time,” he said, during interviews set to air Tuesday and Wednesday next week on Channel 11. “One time these bullets came past me … and they’re going right through the glass in my business.”
Buttafuoco admitted to having sex with the under-aged Fisher and served four months behind bars. He and Mary Jo got divorced in 2003.
Fisher did seven years in prison for shooting Mary Jo.
Buttafuoco now leads a remarkable quiet life in Southern California with second wife, Evanka.
Like with Fisher, Buttafuoco said he met Evanka though his job in autobody repair.
“I took his hands and I said from this point forward, live your life through the windshield not the rear-view mirror,” Evanka said.