Sitora Yusufiy, who was married to Mateen in 2009 for three months, made the shocking claim on Brazilian television station SBT Brazil.
The ex-wife of Orlando mass killer Omar Mateen claimed Monday that she believed he was homosexual — as it was revealed that he frequented the gay nightclub where he staged the nation’s worst massacre in modern times.
He said he knew this guy from back in 2007 where he’s been coming to Orlando,” he recalled. Once he saw the guy’s picture on the news, he told his parents, he told his mom, and he’s like ‘I know this guy, I know this guy.’ And his mom is like, ‘No, you couldn’t have known him, you couldn’t have known him.’ And he was like, ‘No, I know this guy.’” Another guest later in the show, a performer at the Pulse night club, said he’d heard a rumor that Mateen had been on gay dating apps but had never seen him.
And so far no one has turned up an actual copy of a profile on any of these sites.
“He just wanted to fit in and no one liked him,” said the classmate, who was not identified.
“He was always socially awkward.” While the FBI investigates potential ties to terrorism, Chris Hayes of MSNBC tracked down a gay man who said the shooter contacted him on Grindr and was a regular on gay dating apps in Orlando.