Omar Mateen, the man linked to the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, did it for “revenge,” a man who claims to have been Mateen’s lover told Univision on Tuesday.
In an interview with Univision Noticias, the man, identified only as Miguel, spoke about Mateen’s alleged secret life and their two-month “friends with benefits” relationship.
He also went on to claim that Mateen was “100 per cent” gay and that his wife knew about his sexuality.
Despite Mateen’s 911 call and Facebook post pledging allegiance to ISIL during the rampage, Miguel believed the attack “is not terrorism”.
Instead, he claimed the attack was revenge after learning one of the two Puerto Rican men he had engaged in a threesome with was HIV-positive.
“The thing that makes me want to tell the truth is that he didn’t do it for terrorism,” Miguel told Univision.
“In my opinion he did it for revenge.”
“He hated Puerto Rican gays for all the bad stuff they did.”
“Pulse is where he felt used, rejected,” Miguel said.
“He was always there and he was there because he liked Latinos and he was attracted to dark skin. But sadly, from what he told me, he felt used.”
Mateen, 29, killed 49 people and wounded 53 others in the mass shooting on June 12.