By: Jon Corrigan
In an interview with CNN, the ex-wife of Orlando shooter Omar Mateen addressed the Orlando Centennial’s report that he visited Pulse nightclub at least a dozen times before the attack.
When asked why her ex-husband was regularly going to a gay club, Sitora Yusufiy responded:
“When we had gotten married, he confessed to me about his past, that was recent at that time, and that he very much enjoyed going to clubs and the nightlife – there were a lot of pictures of him.”
“I feel like it’s a side of him that he lived and he probably didn’t want everyone to know about.”
The reporter then asked if Mateen was gay. Yusufiy briefly paused and answered, “I don’t know” adding that he felt “very strongly about homosexuality.”