Omar Mateen‘s gay lover made the shocking claim that he did the shooting as “revenge” against Latino men because he thought he may have been infected with AIDS.
The unidentified man speaking to Univision, said Mateen was upset after having a sexual encounter with two Puerto Rican men after one of them revealed he was HIV positive.
“He was terrified that he was infected,” the man told Univision. “I asked him, ‘Did you do a test?’ Yes.He went to the pharmacy and did the [AIDS] test … it came out negative, but it doesn’t come out right away. It takes four, five months,” said the man.
“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.’”
“He adored Latinos, gay Latinos, with brown skin, but he felt rejected. He felt used by them,” the man said. “There were moments in the Pulse nightclub that made him feel really bad. Guys used him. That really affected him.” h/t newyork.cbslocal
The man called Mateen a “very sweet guy” and said he met him last year through a gay dating app.