Shortly after the Pulse massacre, Univision aired a very strange interview with a man claiming to have been the gay lover of the killer, Omar Mateen.
You will recall the interview for the man's use of identity-obscuring prosthetics.
His story was apparently not believed by the FBI.
Now, a week ahead of the anniversary of the slayings, the same man has recorded a new interview with Univision's Maria Elena Salinas, revealing his true identity.
From a press release:
On June 12, 2016, nearly two hundred Orlando residents were partying late into the night at the Pulse Nightclub, a safe haven for the LGBTQ community. But at 2:02am, just after last call, 29-year-old Omar Mateen opened fire, killing 49 people and injuring more than 50 others in the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. Officers arrive on the scene and witness a haunting crime scene before taking down the gunman.
In Investigation Discovery's new original newsmagazine THE REAL STORY, Univision News anchor Maria Elena Salinas reexamines headline-making crimes and offers fresh perspective, new evidence and updates to the cases. By pushing aside the sensational details that surround a major case, she focuses on elements of the story that were never covered by the media.
One of the most respected and recognized journalists in the United States, Maria Elena Salinas has co-anchored the Univision Network’s national newscast, Noticiero Univision, uninterruptedly since 1987, and also co-hosts Univision’s weekly primetime newsmagazine Aquí y Ahora. She’s a household name for 57 million Hispanics living in the U.S., and millions more in 18 countries where her work is seen. Her interviews with global figures, including every U.S. president since Jimmy Carter, as well as Latin American heads of state, rebel leaders, and influential newsmakers have earned her unparalleled respect and trust, while her commitment to the Hispanic community prompted the New York Times to call her “The Voice of Hispanic America.”
The episode of The Real Story with Maria Elena Salinas airs on Univision Monday, June 5, at 10 p.m. ET/9 p.m. CT