A man identified only as “Miguel” claimed in an interview Tuesday he was Omar Mateen’s lover for two months, and that the gunman in the deadly Orlando shooting “had rage” against Puerto Ricans.
In an interview with Noticias Univision, the man told the Spanish-language newscast he had been questioned by the FBI, and gave agents information about when and where he met Mateen.
“We never took a picture together, but it wasn’t because I didn’t want to,” he told Univision’s Maria Elena Salinas. “One time we were in bed together and I took my phone to take a selfie and he grabbed my arm and told me not to do it because we weren’t a couple.”
Univision noted they have not been able to independently verify “Miguel’s” story, but that the FBI did confirm officials have been questioning the man.
“I’ve spent about four days of hell because my phone won’t stop ringing,” he said about his contact with investigators.
The man, whose voice was disguised and appeared in a video interview with what appeared to be a mask and makeup, also said Mateen was attracted to Latinos but disliked Puerto Ricans.
In an accompanying article, Miguel reportedly told Salinas that Mateen didn’t like Puerto Ricans because of an unprotected threesome he had with men he met at Pulse. One of the men, Mateen had told him, had HIV.
“He hated Puerto Rican gays because of the bad things they did to him,” Miguel reportedly said.
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