A Hispanic gay man, identified only as Miguel, who claimed to be Orlando shooter's lover says Omar Mateen was filled with rage after discovering he'd had sex with an HIV-positive man.
According to him, he met Omar Mateen on Grindr before they became 'friends with benefits', meeting up 20 times at a hotel in Orlando, Florida.
Miguel described Mateen as a confused gay man and a heavy drinker who was attracted to the Latinos but faced rejection by them.
He believes Mateen's massacre on Pulse nightclub's Latin Night was an attempt at 'revenge' after discovering that one of the two Puerto Rican gay men he'd had a threesome with was HIV-positive.
Speaking in fluent Spanish and broken English, 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.'
'The thing that makes me want to tell the truth is that he didn't do it for terrorism,' Miguel told Univision's Maria Elena Salinas. 'In my opinion he did it for revenge.'
Before the massacre, Miguel insists, Mateen seemed 'adorable' and 'sweet', adding that they often had oral s3x and that Mateen 'loved to be cuddled... he loved to be embraced'.