A man told Univision, identified only as Miguel, that he was Omar Mateen’s gay lover. He claims that Omar Mateen was livid after discovering he had sex with an HIV-positive man. The Hispanic gay man, who only identified himself as Miguel, says met Omar Mateen on Grindr before they became “friends with benefits”. They would go to meet 20 times at a hotel in Orlando, Florida. [lead image via Univision]
Miguel described Omar Mateen as a confused gay man and a heavy drinker. Miguel believes Mateen’s attack at Pulse nightclub’s Latin Night was an attempt at revenge. He says Mateen was angry after discovering that one of the two Puerto Rican gay men he’d had a threesome with was HIV-positive. Miguel said that despite tests coming up negative, Mateen feared not enough time had passed for an accurate result, and he wanted to “make them pay”.
Miguel says that their meetings were at Orlando’s Ambassador Hotel, meeting 15 to 20 times between October and December 2015. Univision contacted the Ambassador Hotel, which confirmed that Omar Mateen was a familiar face. They claimed that Mateen had stayed at the hotel at least 63 times last year.
You can watch the full interview below.
[h/t Daily Mail]