A gay man has claimed that he was the alleged lover of Orlando shooter Omar Mateen, and declared that the nightclub massacre was not an act of terrorism, but one of ‘revenge’. Click through to learn more about this bizarre turn of events in the vicious case.
A man only calling himself Miguel spoke to Univision on Tuesday, June 21, and said that Omar Mateen, the 29-year-old gunman who took the lives of 49 people at an LGBT club in Orlando on June 12 was “100% gay.” Miguel, who conducted the interview under disguise to keep his identity private, claimed that he was Omar’s former lover; he said that Omar was allegedly seeking “revenge” against members of the gay community. Click through for the details from his strange account.
“I’ve cried like you have no idea,” Miguel told Univision. “But the thing that makes me want to tell the truth is that [Omar] didn’t do it for terrorism. In my opinion he did it for revenge.” Miguel said that he was friends with benefits with Omar, and they had allegedly met up about 20 times to have sex. Miguel claimed that the Pulse nightclub gunman was angry after he allegedly slept with another man who reportedly revealed that he was HIV-positive, and that’s why he committed the atrocious crime; Omar allegedly wasn’t a terrorist, despite the fact that he pledged allegiance to ISIS during his 911 call.
“[Omar] was terrified that he was infected,” Miguel said. “I asked him, ‘Did you do a test?’ Yes. He went to the pharmacy and did the test … it came out negative but it doesn’t come out right away. It takes 4, 5 months. When I asked him what he was going to do now, his answer was ‘I’m going to make them pay for what they did to me.'”
Miguel also claimed that Omar allegedly had a “grudge” against Latino men, because he allegedly felt used by them. Omar carried out his horrific massacre on Latin night at the gay nightclub. “He adored Latinos, gay Latinos, with brown skin – but he felt rejected. He felt used by them – there were moments in the Pulse nightclub that made him feel really bad. Guys used him. That really affected him,” Miguel said. “I believe this crazy horrible thing he did – that was revenge.”
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